A GOP gov in liberal Oregon? Dems sound alarm on ‘spoiler’


              President Joe Biden picks a doughnut to eat as Rosa Colquitt, Vice Chair of the Democratic Party of Oregon, left, looks on during a grassroots volunteer event with the Oregon Democrats at the SEIU Local 49 in Portland, Ore. Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              Members of the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs, including at least one armed with a pistol, listen to Betsy Johnson during a campaign appearance by the unaffiliated Oregon gubernatorial candidate on Tuesday, Oct.  11, 2022, in Salem, Ore. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              Betsy Johnson, an unaffiliated candidate for Oregon governor, speaks on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, to the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs at a campaign appearance in Salem, Ore. Democrats have called her a spoiler who is taking votes from their nominee, Tina Kotek — and could lead to a GOP victory by Republican candidate Christine Drazan. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              President Joe Biden works the phones during a grassroots volunteer event with the Oregon Democrats at the SEIU Local 49 in Portland, Ore. Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. Rosa Colquitt, Vice Chair Democratic Party of Oregon, is seated at right. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              President Joe Biden eats a doughnut during a grassroots volunteer event with the Oregon Democrats at the SEIU Local 49 in Portland, Ore. Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              FILE - Republican nominee Christine Drazan speaks during the gubernatorial debate hosted by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association at Mount Hood Oregon Resort in Welches, Ore., on July 29, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (Jaime Valdez/Pamplin Media Group via AP, Pool, File)
            
              FILE - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tina Kotek speaks to supporters in Portland, Ore., after she won Oregon's Democratic primary election on May 17, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)
            
              President Joe Biden stands with Tina Kotek, the Oregon Democratic nominee for governor, as he speaks during a grassroots volunteer event with the Oregon Democrats at the SEIU Local 49 in Portland, Ore. Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              President Joe Biden picks a doughnut to eat as Rosa Colquitt, Vice Chair of the Democratic Party of Oregon, left, looks on during a grassroots volunteer event with the Oregon Democrats at the SEIU Local 49 in Portland, Ore. Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              Members of the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs, including at least one armed with a pistol, listen to Betsy Johnson during a campaign appearance by the unaffiliated Oregon gubernatorial candidate on Tuesday, Oct.  11, 2022, in Salem, Ore. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              Betsy Johnson, an unaffiliated candidate for Oregon governor, speaks on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, to the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs at a campaign appearance in Salem, Ore. Democrats have called her a spoiler who is taking votes from their nominee, Tina Kotek — and could lead to a GOP victory by Republican candidate Christine Drazan. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              President Joe Biden works the phones during a grassroots volunteer event with the Oregon Democrats at the SEIU Local 49 in Portland, Ore. Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. Rosa Colquitt, Vice Chair Democratic Party of Oregon, is seated at right. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              President Joe Biden eats a doughnut during a grassroots volunteer event with the Oregon Democrats at the SEIU Local 49 in Portland, Ore. Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              FILE - Republican nominee Christine Drazan speaks during the gubernatorial debate hosted by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association at Mount Hood Oregon Resort in Welches, Ore., on July 29, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (Jaime Valdez/Pamplin Media Group via AP, Pool, File)
            
              FILE - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tina Kotek speaks to supporters in Portland, Ore., after she won Oregon's Democratic primary election on May 17, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)
            
              President Joe Biden stands with Tina Kotek, the Oregon Democratic nominee for governor, as he speaks during a grassroots volunteer event with the Oregon Democrats at the SEIU Local 49 in Portland, Ore. Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              President Joe Biden picks a doughnut to eat as Rosa Colquitt, Vice Chair of the Democratic Party of Oregon, left, looks on during a grassroots volunteer event with the Oregon Democrats at the SEIU Local 49 in Portland, Ore. Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              Members of the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs, including at least one armed with a pistol, listen to Betsy Johnson during a campaign appearance by the unaffiliated Oregon gubernatorial candidate on Tuesday, Oct.  11, 2022, in Salem, Ore. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              Betsy Johnson, an unaffiliated candidate for Oregon governor, speaks on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, to the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs at a campaign appearance in Salem, Ore. Democrats have called her a spoiler who is taking votes from their nominee, Tina Kotek — and could lead to a GOP victory by Republican candidate Christine Drazan. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              President Joe Biden works the phones during a grassroots volunteer event with the Oregon Democrats at the SEIU Local 49 in Portland, Ore. Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. Rosa Colquitt, Vice Chair Democratic Party of Oregon, is seated at right. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              President Joe Biden eats a doughnut during a grassroots volunteer event with the Oregon Democrats at the SEIU Local 49 in Portland, Ore. Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              FILE - Republican nominee Christine Drazan speaks during the gubernatorial debate hosted by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association at Mount Hood Oregon Resort in Welches, Ore., on July 29, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (Jaime Valdez/Pamplin Media Group via AP, Pool, File)
            
              FILE - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tina Kotek speaks to supporters in Portland, Ore., after she won Oregon's Democratic primary election on May 17, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)
            
              President Joe Biden stands with Tina Kotek, the Oregon Democratic nominee for governor, as he speaks during a grassroots volunteer event with the Oregon Democrats at the SEIU Local 49 in Portland, Ore. Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              President Joe Biden picks a doughnut to eat as Rosa Colquitt, Vice Chair of the Democratic Party of Oregon, left, looks on during a grassroots volunteer event with the Oregon Democrats at the SEIU Local 49 in Portland, Ore. Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              Members of the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs, including at least one armed with a pistol, listen to Betsy Johnson during a campaign appearance by the unaffiliated Oregon gubernatorial candidate on Tuesday, Oct.  11, 2022, in Salem, Ore. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              Betsy Johnson, an unaffiliated candidate for Oregon governor, speaks on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, to the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs at a campaign appearance in Salem, Ore. Democrats have called her a spoiler who is taking votes from their nominee, Tina Kotek — and could lead to a GOP victory by Republican candidate Christine Drazan. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              President Joe Biden works the phones during a grassroots volunteer event with the Oregon Democrats at the SEIU Local 49 in Portland, Ore. Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. Rosa Colquitt, Vice Chair Democratic Party of Oregon, is seated at right. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              President Joe Biden eats a doughnut during a grassroots volunteer event with the Oregon Democrats at the SEIU Local 49 in Portland, Ore. Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              FILE - Republican nominee Christine Drazan speaks during the gubernatorial debate hosted by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association at Mount Hood Oregon Resort in Welches, Ore., on July 29, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (Jaime Valdez/Pamplin Media Group via AP, Pool, File)
            
              FILE - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tina Kotek speaks to supporters in Portland, Ore., after she won Oregon's Democratic primary election on May 17, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)
            
              President Joe Biden stands with Tina Kotek, the Oregon Democratic nominee for governor, as he speaks during a grassroots volunteer event with the Oregon Democrats at the SEIU Local 49 in Portland, Ore. Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              President Joe Biden picks a doughnut to eat as Rosa Colquitt, Vice Chair of the Democratic Party of Oregon, left, looks on during a grassroots volunteer event with the Oregon Democrats at the SEIU Local 49 in Portland, Ore. Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              Members of the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs, including at least one armed with a pistol, listen to Betsy Johnson during a campaign appearance by the unaffiliated Oregon gubernatorial candidate on Tuesday, Oct.  11, 2022, in Salem, Ore. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              Betsy Johnson, an unaffiliated candidate for Oregon governor, speaks on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, to the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs at a campaign appearance in Salem, Ore. Democrats have called her a spoiler who is taking votes from their nominee, Tina Kotek — and could lead to a GOP victory by Republican candidate Christine Drazan. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              President Joe Biden works the phones during a grassroots volunteer event with the Oregon Democrats at the SEIU Local 49 in Portland, Ore. Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. Rosa Colquitt, Vice Chair Democratic Party of Oregon, is seated at right. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              President Joe Biden eats a doughnut during a grassroots volunteer event with the Oregon Democrats at the SEIU Local 49 in Portland, Ore. Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              FILE - Republican nominee Christine Drazan speaks during the gubernatorial debate hosted by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association at Mount Hood Oregon Resort in Welches, Ore., on July 29, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (Jaime Valdez/Pamplin Media Group via AP, Pool, File)
            
              FILE - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tina Kotek speaks to supporters in Portland, Ore., after she won Oregon's Democratic primary election on May 17, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)
            
              President Joe Biden stands with Tina Kotek, the Oregon Democratic nominee for governor, as he speaks during a grassroots volunteer event with the Oregon Democrats at the SEIU Local 49 in Portland, Ore. Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              President Joe Biden picks a doughnut to eat as Rosa Colquitt, Vice Chair of the Democratic Party of Oregon, left, looks on during a grassroots volunteer event with the Oregon Democrats at the SEIU Local 49 in Portland, Ore. Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              Members of the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs, including at least one armed with a pistol, listen to Betsy Johnson during a campaign appearance by the unaffiliated Oregon gubernatorial candidate on Tuesday, Oct.  11, 2022, in Salem, Ore. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              Betsy Johnson, an unaffiliated candidate for Oregon governor, speaks on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, to the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs at a campaign appearance in Salem, Ore. Democrats have called her a spoiler who is taking votes from their nominee, Tina Kotek — and could lead to a GOP victory by Republican candidate Christine Drazan. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              President Joe Biden works the phones during a grassroots volunteer event with the Oregon Democrats at the SEIU Local 49 in Portland, Ore. Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. Rosa Colquitt, Vice Chair Democratic Party of Oregon, is seated at right. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              President Joe Biden eats a doughnut during a grassroots volunteer event with the Oregon Democrats at the SEIU Local 49 in Portland, Ore. Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              FILE - Republican nominee Christine Drazan speaks during the gubernatorial debate hosted by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association at Mount Hood Oregon Resort in Welches, Ore., on July 29, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (Jaime Valdez/Pamplin Media Group via AP, Pool, File)
            
              FILE - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tina Kotek speaks to supporters in Portland, Ore., after she won Oregon's Democratic primary election on May 17, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)
            
              President Joe Biden stands with Tina Kotek, the Oregon Democratic nominee for governor, as he speaks during a grassroots volunteer event with the Oregon Democrats at the SEIU Local 49 in Portland, Ore. Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              President Joe Biden picks a doughnut to eat as Rosa Colquitt, Vice Chair of the Democratic Party of Oregon, left, looks on during a grassroots volunteer event with the Oregon Democrats at the SEIU Local 49 in Portland, Ore. Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              Members of the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs, including at least one armed with a pistol, listen to Betsy Johnson during a campaign appearance by the unaffiliated Oregon gubernatorial candidate on Tuesday, Oct.  11, 2022, in Salem, Ore. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              Betsy Johnson, an unaffiliated candidate for Oregon governor, speaks on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, to the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs at a campaign appearance in Salem, Ore. Democrats have called her a spoiler who is taking votes from their nominee, Tina Kotek — and could lead to a GOP victory by Republican candidate Christine Drazan. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              President Joe Biden works the phones during a grassroots volunteer event with the Oregon Democrats at the SEIU Local 49 in Portland, Ore. Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. Rosa Colquitt, Vice Chair Democratic Party of Oregon, is seated at right. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              President Joe Biden eats a doughnut during a grassroots volunteer event with the Oregon Democrats at the SEIU Local 49 in Portland, Ore. Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              FILE - Republican nominee Christine Drazan speaks during the gubernatorial debate hosted by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association at Mount Hood Oregon Resort in Welches, Ore., on July 29, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (Jaime Valdez/Pamplin Media Group via AP, Pool, File)
            
              FILE - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tina Kotek speaks to supporters in Portland, Ore., after she won Oregon's Democratic primary election on May 17, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)
            
              President Joe Biden stands with Tina Kotek, the Oregon Democratic nominee for governor, as he speaks during a grassroots volunteer event with the Oregon Democrats at the SEIU Local 49 in Portland, Ore. Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              President Joe Biden picks a doughnut to eat as Rosa Colquitt, Vice Chair of the Democratic Party of Oregon, left, looks on during a grassroots volunteer event with the Oregon Democrats at the SEIU Local 49 in Portland, Ore. Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              Members of the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs, including at least one armed with a pistol, listen to Betsy Johnson during a campaign appearance by the unaffiliated Oregon gubernatorial candidate on Tuesday, Oct.  11, 2022, in Salem, Ore. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              Betsy Johnson, an unaffiliated candidate for Oregon governor, speaks on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, to the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs at a campaign appearance in Salem, Ore. Democrats have called her a spoiler who is taking votes from their nominee, Tina Kotek — and could lead to a GOP victory by Republican candidate Christine Drazan. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              President Joe Biden works the phones during a grassroots volunteer event with the Oregon Democrats at the SEIU Local 49 in Portland, Ore. Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. Rosa Colquitt, Vice Chair Democratic Party of Oregon, is seated at right. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              President Joe Biden eats a doughnut during a grassroots volunteer event with the Oregon Democrats at the SEIU Local 49 in Portland, Ore. Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              FILE - Republican nominee Christine Drazan speaks during the gubernatorial debate hosted by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association at Mount Hood Oregon Resort in Welches, Ore., on July 29, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (Jaime Valdez/Pamplin Media Group via AP, Pool, File)
            
              FILE - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tina Kotek speaks to supporters in Portland, Ore., after she won Oregon's Democratic primary election on May 17, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)
            
              President Joe Biden stands with Tina Kotek, the Oregon Democratic nominee for governor, as he speaks during a grassroots volunteer event with the Oregon Democrats at the SEIU Local 49 in Portland, Ore. Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              President Joe Biden picks a doughnut to eat as Rosa Colquitt, Vice Chair of the Democratic Party of Oregon, left, looks on during a grassroots volunteer event with the Oregon Democrats at the SEIU Local 49 in Portland, Ore. Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              Members of the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs, including at least one armed with a pistol, listen to Betsy Johnson during a campaign appearance by the unaffiliated Oregon gubernatorial candidate on Tuesday, Oct.  11, 2022, in Salem, Ore. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              Betsy Johnson, an unaffiliated candidate for Oregon governor, speaks on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, to the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs at a campaign appearance in Salem, Ore. Democrats have called her a spoiler who is taking votes from their nominee, Tina Kotek — and could lead to a GOP victory by Republican candidate Christine Drazan. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              President Joe Biden works the phones during a grassroots volunteer event with the Oregon Democrats at the SEIU Local 49 in Portland, Ore. Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. Rosa Colquitt, Vice Chair Democratic Party of Oregon, is seated at right. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              President Joe Biden eats a doughnut during a grassroots volunteer event with the Oregon Democrats at the SEIU Local 49 in Portland, Ore. Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              FILE - Republican nominee Christine Drazan speaks during the gubernatorial debate hosted by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association at Mount Hood Oregon Resort in Welches, Ore., on July 29, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (Jaime Valdez/Pamplin Media Group via AP, Pool, File)
            
              FILE - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tina Kotek speaks to supporters in Portland, Ore., after she won Oregon's Democratic primary election on May 17, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)
            
              President Joe Biden stands with Tina Kotek, the Oregon Democratic nominee for governor, as he speaks during a grassroots volunteer event with the Oregon Democrats at the SEIU Local 49 in Portland, Ore. Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              President Joe Biden picks a doughnut to eat as Rosa Colquitt, Vice Chair of the Democratic Party of Oregon, left, looks on during a grassroots volunteer event with the Oregon Democrats at the SEIU Local 49 in Portland, Ore. Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              Members of the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs, including at least one armed with a pistol, listen to Betsy Johnson during a campaign appearance by the unaffiliated Oregon gubernatorial candidate on Tuesday, Oct.  11, 2022, in Salem, Ore. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              Betsy Johnson, an unaffiliated candidate for Oregon governor, speaks on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, to the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs at a campaign appearance in Salem, Ore. Democrats have called her a spoiler who is taking votes from their nominee, Tina Kotek — and could lead to a GOP victory by Republican candidate Christine Drazan. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              President Joe Biden works the phones during a grassroots volunteer event with the Oregon Democrats at the SEIU Local 49 in Portland, Ore. Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. Rosa Colquitt, Vice Chair Democratic Party of Oregon, is seated at right. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              President Joe Biden eats a doughnut during a grassroots volunteer event with the Oregon Democrats at the SEIU Local 49 in Portland, Ore. Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              FILE - Republican nominee Christine Drazan speaks during the gubernatorial debate hosted by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association at Mount Hood Oregon Resort in Welches, Ore., on July 29, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (Jaime Valdez/Pamplin Media Group via AP, Pool, File)
            
              FILE - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tina Kotek speaks to supporters in Portland, Ore., after she won Oregon's Democratic primary election on May 17, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)
            
              President Joe Biden stands with Tina Kotek, the Oregon Democratic nominee for governor, as he speaks during a grassroots volunteer event with the Oregon Democrats at the SEIU Local 49 in Portland, Ore. Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              President Joe Biden picks a donut to eat as Rosa Colquitt, Vice Chair of the Democratic Party of Oregon, left, looks on during a grassroots volunteer event with the Oregon Democrats at the SEIU Local 49 in Portland, Ore. Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              Members of the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs, including at least one armed with a pistol, listen to Betsy Johnson during a campaign appearance by the unaffiliated Oregon gubernatorial candidate on Tuesday, Oct.  11, 2022, in Salem, Ore. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              Betsy Johnson, an unaffiliated candidate for Oregon governor, speaks on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, to the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs at a campaign appearance in Salem, Ore. Democrats have called her a spoiler who is taking votes from their nominee, Tina Kotek — and could lead to a GOP victory by Republican candidate Christine Drazan. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              President Joe Biden works the phones during a grassroots volunteer event with the Oregon Democrats at the SEIU Local 49 in Portland, Ore. Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. Rosa Colquitt, Vice Chair Democratic Party of Oregon, is seated at right. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              President Joe Biden eats a donut during a grassroots volunteer event with the Oregon Democrats at the SEIU Local 49 in Portland, Ore. Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              FILE - Republican nominee Christine Drazan speaks during the gubernatorial debate hosted by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association at Mount Hood Oregon Resort in Welches, Ore., on July 29, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (Jaime Valdez/Pamplin Media Group via AP, Pool, File)
            
              FILE - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tina Kotek speaks to supporters in Portland, Ore., after she won Oregon's Democratic primary election on May 17, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)
            
              President Joe Biden stands with Tina Kotek, the Oregon Democratic nominee for governor, as he speaks during a grassroots volunteer event with the Oregon Democrats at the SEIU Local 49 in Portland, Ore. Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              Members of the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs, including at least one armed with a pistol, listen to Betsy Johnson during a campaign appearance by the unaffiliated Oregon gubernatorial candidate on Tuesday, Oct.  11, 2022, in Salem, Ore. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              Betsy Johnson, an unaffiliated candidate for Oregon governor, speaks on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, to the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs at a campaign appearance in Salem, Ore. Democrats have called her a spoiler who is taking votes from their nominee, Tina Kotek — and could lead to a GOP victory by Republican candidate Christine Drazan. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              FILE - Republican nominee Christine Drazan speaks during the gubernatorial debate hosted by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association at Mount Hood Oregon Resort in Welches, Ore., on July 29, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (Jaime Valdez/Pamplin Media Group via AP, Pool, File)
            
              FILE - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tina Kotek speaks to supporters in Portland, Ore., after she won Oregon's Democratic primary election on May 17, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)
            
              Members of the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs, including at least one armed with a pistol, listen to Betsy Johnson during a campaign appearance by the unaffiliated Oregon gubernatorial candidate on Tuesday, Oct.  11, 2022, in Salem, Ore. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              Betsy Johnson, an unaffiliated candidate for Oregon governor, speaks on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, to the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs at a campaign appearance in Salem, Ore. Democrats have called her a spoiler who is taking votes from their nominee, Tina Kotek — and could lead to a GOP victory by Republican candidate Christine Drazan. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              FILE - Republican nominee Christine Drazan speaks during the gubernatorial debate hosted by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association at Mount Hood Oregon Resort in Welches, Ore., on July 29, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (Jaime Valdez/Pamplin Media Group via AP, Pool, File)
            
              FILE - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tina Kotek speaks to supporters in Portland, Ore., after she won Oregon's Democratic primary election on May 17, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)
            
              Members of the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs, including at least one armed with a pistol, listen to Betsy Johnson during a campaign appearance by the unaffiliated Oregon gubernatorial candidate on Tuesday, Oct.  11, 2022, in Salem, Ore. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              Betsy Johnson, an unaffiliated candidate for Oregon governor, speaks on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, to the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs at a campaign appearance in Salem, Ore. Democrats have called her a spoiler who is taking votes from their nominee, Tina Kotek — and could lead to a GOP victory by Republican candidate Christine Drazan. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              FILE - Republican nominee Christine Drazan speaks during the gubernatorial debate hosted by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association at Mount Hood Oregon Resort in Welches, Ore., on July 29, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (Jaime Valdez/Pamplin Media Group via AP, Pool, File)
            
              FILE - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tina Kotek speaks to supporters in Portland, Ore., after she won Oregon's Democratic primary election on May 17, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)
            
              Members of the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs, including at least one armed with a pistol, listen to Betsy Johnson during a campaign appearance by the unaffiliated Oregon gubernatorial candidate on Tuesday, Oct.  11, 2022, in Salem, Ore. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              Betsy Johnson, an unaffiliated candidate for Oregon governor, speaks on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, to the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs at a campaign appearance in Salem, Ore. Democrats have called her a spoiler who is taking votes from their nominee, Tina Kotek — and could lead to a GOP victory by Republican candidate Christine Drazan. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              FILE - Republican nominee Christine Drazan speaks during the gubernatorial debate hosted by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association at Mount Hood Oregon Resort in Welches, Ore., on July 29, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (Jaime Valdez/Pamplin Media Group via AP, Pool, File)
            
              FILE - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tina Kotek speaks to supporters in Portland, Ore., after she won Oregon's Democratic primary election on May 17, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)
            
              Members of the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs, including at least one armed with a pistol, listen to Betsy Johnson during a campaign appearance by the unaffiliated Oregon gubernatorial candidate on Tuesday, Oct.  11, 2022, in Salem, Ore. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              Betsy Johnson, an unaffiliated candidate for Oregon governor, speaks on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, to the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs at a campaign appearance in Salem, Ore. Democrats have called her a spoiler who is taking votes from their nominee, Tina Kotek — and could lead to a GOP victory by Republican candidate Christine Drazan. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              FILE - Republican nominee Christine Drazan speaks during the gubernatorial debate hosted by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association at Mount Hood Oregon Resort in Welches, Ore., on July 29, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (Jaime Valdez/Pamplin Media Group via AP, Pool, File)
            
              FILE - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tina Kotek speaks to supporters in Portland, Ore., after she won Oregon's Democratic primary election on May 17, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)
            
              Members of the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs, including at least one armed with a pistol, listen to Betsy Johnson during a campaign appearance by the unaffiliated Oregon gubernatorial candidate on Tuesday, Oct.  11, 2022, in Salem, Ore. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              Betsy Johnson, an unaffiliated candidate for Oregon governor, speaks on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, to the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs at a campaign appearance in Salem, Ore. Democrats have called her a spoiler who is taking votes from their nominee, Tina Kotek — and could lead to a GOP victory by Republican candidate Christine Drazan. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              FILE - Republican nominee Christine Drazan speaks during the gubernatorial debate hosted by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association at Mount Hood Oregon Resort in Welches, Ore., on July 29, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (Jaime Valdez/Pamplin Media Group via AP, Pool, File)
            
              FILE - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tina Kotek speaks to supporters in Portland, Ore., after she won Oregon's Democratic primary election on May 17, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)
            
              Members of the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs, including at least one armed with a pistol, listen to Betsy Johnson during a campaign appearance by the unaffiliated Oregon gubernatorial candidate on Tuesday, Oct.  11, 2022, in Salem, Ore. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              Betsy Johnson, an unaffiliated candidate for Oregon governor, speaks on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, to the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs at a campaign appearance in Salem, Ore. Democrats have called her a spoiler who is taking votes from their nominee, Tina Kotek — and could lead to a GOP victory by Republican candidate Christine Drazan. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              FILE - Republican nominee Christine Drazan speaks during the gubernatorial debate hosted by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association at Mount Hood Oregon Resort in Welches, Ore., on July 29, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (Jaime Valdez/Pamplin Media Group via AP, Pool, File)
            
              FILE - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tina Kotek speaks to supporters in Portland, Ore., after she won Oregon's Democratic primary election on May 17, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)
            
              Members of the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs, including at least one armed with a pistol, listen to Betsy Johnson during a campaign appearance by the unaffiliated Oregon gubernatorial candidate on Tuesday, Oct.  11, 2022, in Salem, Ore. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              Betsy Johnson, an unaffiliated candidate for Oregon governor, speaks on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, to the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs at a campaign appearance in Salem, Ore. Democrats have called her a spoiler who is taking votes from their nominee, Tina Kotek — and could lead to a GOP victory by Republican candidate Christine Drazan. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              FILE - Republican nominee Christine Drazan speaks during the gubernatorial debate hosted by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association at Mount Hood Oregon Resort in Welches, Ore., on July 29, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (Jaime Valdez/Pamplin Media Group via AP, Pool, File)
            
              FILE - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tina Kotek speaks to supporters in Portland, Ore., after she won Oregon's Democratic primary election on May 17, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)
            
              Members of the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs, including at least one armed with a pistol, listen to Betsy Johnson during a campaign appearance by the unaffiliated Oregon gubernatorial candidate on Tuesday, Oct.  11, 2022, in Salem, Ore. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              Betsy Johnson, an unaffiliated candidate for Oregon governor, speaks on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, to the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs at a campaign appearance in Salem, Ore. Democrats have called her a spoiler who is taking votes from their nominee, Tina Kotek — and could lead to a GOP victory by Republican candidate Christine Drazan. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              FILE - Republican nominee Christine Drazan speaks during the gubernatorial debate hosted by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association at Mount Hood Oregon Resort in Welches, Ore., on July 29, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (Jaime Valdez/Pamplin Media Group via AP, Pool, File)
            
              FILE - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tina Kotek speaks to supporters in Portland, Ore., after she won Oregon's Democratic primary election on May 17, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)
            
              Members of the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs, including at least one armed with a pistol, listen to Betsy Johnson during a campaign appearance by the unaffiliated Oregon gubernatorial candidate on Tuesday, Oct.  11, 2022, in Salem, Ore. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              Betsy Johnson, an unaffiliated candidate for Oregon governor, speaks on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, to the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs at a campaign appearance in Salem, Ore. Democrats have called her a spoiler who is taking votes from their nominee, Tina Kotek — and could lead to a GOP victory by Republican candidate Christine Drazan. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              FILE - Republican nominee Christine Drazan speaks during the gubernatorial debate hosted by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association at Mount Hood Oregon Resort in Welches, Ore., on July 29, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (Jaime Valdez/Pamplin Media Group via AP, Pool, File)
            
              FILE - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tina Kotek speaks to supporters in Portland, Ore., after she won Oregon's Democratic primary election on May 17, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)
            
              Members of the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs, including at least one armed with a pistol, listen to Betsy Johnson during a campaign appearance by the unaffiliated Oregon gubernatorial candidate on Tuesday, Oct.  11, 2022, in Salem, Ore. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              Betsy Johnson, an unaffiliated candidate for Oregon governor, speaks on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, to the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs at a campaign appearance in Salem, Ore. Democrats have called her a spoiler who is taking votes from their nominee, Tina Kotek — and could lead to a GOP victory by Republican candidate Christine Drazan. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              FILE - Republican nominee Christine Drazan speaks during the gubernatorial debate hosted by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association at Mount Hood Oregon Resort in Welches, Ore., on July 29, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (Jaime Valdez/Pamplin Media Group via AP, Pool, File)
            
              FILE - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tina Kotek speaks to supporters in Portland, Ore., after she won Oregon's Democratic primary election on May 17, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)
            
              Members of the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs, including at least one armed with a pistol, listen to Betsy Johnson during a campaign appearance by the unaffiliated Oregon gubernatorial candidate on Tuesday, Oct.  11, 2022, in Salem, Ore. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              Betsy Johnson, an unaffiliated candidate for Oregon governor, speaks on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, to the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs at a campaign appearance in Salem, Ore. Democrats have called her a spoiler who is taking votes from their nominee, Tina Kotek — and could lead to a GOP victory by Republican candidate Christine Drazan. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              FILE - Republican nominee Christine Drazan speaks during the gubernatorial debate hosted by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association at Mount Hood Oregon Resort in Welches, Ore., on July 29, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (Jaime Valdez/Pamplin Media Group via AP, Pool, File)
            
              FILE - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tina Kotek speaks to supporters in Portland, Ore., after she won Oregon's Democratic primary election on May 17, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)
            
              Members of the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs, including at least one armed with a pistol, listen to Betsy Johnson during a campaign appearance by the unaffiliated Oregon gubernatorial candidate on Tuesday, Oct.  11, 2022, in Salem, Ore. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              Betsy Johnson, an unaffiliated candidate for Oregon governor, speaks on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, to the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs at a campaign appearance in Salem, Ore. Democrats have called her a spoiler who is taking votes from their nominee, Tina Kotek — and could lead to a GOP victory by Republican candidate Christine Drazan. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              FILE - Republican nominee Christine Drazan speaks during the gubernatorial debate hosted by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association at Mount Hood Oregon Resort in Welches, Ore., on July 29, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (Jaime Valdez/Pamplin Media Group via AP, Pool, File)
            
              FILE - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tina Kotek speaks to supporters in Portland, Ore., after she won Oregon's Democratic primary election on May 17, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)
            
              Members of the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs, including at least one armed with a pistol, listen to Betsy Johnson during a campaign appearance by the unaffiliated Oregon gubernatorial candidate on Tuesday, Oct.  11, 2022, in Salem, Ore. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              Betsy Johnson, an unaffiliated candidate for Oregon governor, speaks on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, to the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs at a campaign appearance in Salem, Ore. Democrats have called her a spoiler who is taking votes from their nominee, Tina Kotek — and could lead to a GOP victory by Republican candidate Christine Drazan. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              FILE - Republican nominee Christine Drazan speaks during the gubernatorial debate hosted by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association at Mount Hood Oregon Resort in Welches, Ore., on July 29, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (Jaime Valdez/Pamplin Media Group via AP, Pool, File)
            
              FILE - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tina Kotek speaks to supporters in Portland, Ore., after she won Oregon's Democratic primary election on May 17, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)
            
              Members of the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs, including at least one armed with a pistol, listen to Betsy Johnson during a campaign appearance by the unaffiliated Oregon gubernatorial candidate on Tuesday, Oct.  11, 2022, in Salem, Ore. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              Betsy Johnson, an unaffiliated candidate for Oregon governor, speaks on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, to the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs at a campaign appearance in Salem, Ore. Democrats have called her a spoiler who is taking votes from their nominee, Tina Kotek — and could lead to a GOP victory by Republican candidate Christine Drazan. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              FILE - Republican nominee Christine Drazan speaks during the gubernatorial debate hosted by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association at Mount Hood Oregon Resort in Welches, Ore., on July 29, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (Jaime Valdez/Pamplin Media Group via AP, Pool, File)
            
              FILE - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tina Kotek speaks to supporters in Portland, Ore., after she won Oregon's Democratic primary election on May 17, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)
            
              Members of the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs, including at least one armed with a pistol, listen to Betsy Johnson during a campaign appearance by the unaffiliated Oregon gubernatorial candidate on Tuesday, Oct.  11, 2022, in Salem, Ore. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              Betsy Johnson, an unaffiliated candidate for Oregon governor, speaks on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, to the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs at a campaign appearance in Salem, Ore. Democrats have called her a spoiler who is taking votes from their nominee, Tina Kotek — and could lead to a GOP victory by Republican candidate Christine Drazan. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              FILE - Republican nominee Christine Drazan speaks during the gubernatorial debate hosted by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association at Mount Hood Oregon Resort in Welches, Ore., on July 29, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (Jaime Valdez/Pamplin Media Group via AP, Pool, File)
            
              FILE - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tina Kotek speaks to supporters in Portland, Ore., after she won Oregon's Democratic primary election on May 17, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)
            
              Members of the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs, including at least one armed with a pistol, listen to Betsy Johnson during a campaign appearance by the unaffiliated Oregon gubernatorial candidate on Tuesday, Oct.  11, 2022, in Salem, Ore. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              Betsy Johnson, an unaffiliated candidate for Oregon governor, speaks on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, to the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs at a campaign appearance in Salem, Ore. Democrats have called her a spoiler who is taking votes from their nominee, Tina Kotek — and could lead to a GOP victory by Republican candidate Christine Drazan. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              FILE - Republican nominee Christine Drazan speaks during the gubernatorial debate hosted by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association at Mount Hood Oregon Resort in Welches, Ore., on July 29, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (Jaime Valdez/Pamplin Media Group via AP, Pool, File)
            
              FILE - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tina Kotek speaks to supporters in Portland, Ore., after she won Oregon's Democratic primary election on May 17, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)
            
              Members of the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs, including at least one armed with a pistol, listen to Betsy Johnson during a campaign appearance by the unaffiliated Oregon gubernatorial candidate on Tuesday, Oct.  11, 2022, in Salem, Ore. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              Betsy Johnson, an unaffiliated candidate for Oregon governor, speaks on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, to the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs at a campaign appearance in Salem, Ore. Democrats have called her a spoiler who is taking votes from their nominee, Tina Kotek — and could lead to a GOP victory by Republican candidate Christine Drazan. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              FILE - Republican nominee Christine Drazan speaks during the gubernatorial debate hosted by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association at Mount Hood Oregon Resort in Welches, Ore., on July 29, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (Jaime Valdez/Pamplin Media Group via AP, Pool, File)
            
              FILE - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tina Kotek speaks to supporters in Portland, Ore., after she won Oregon's Democratic primary election on May 17, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)
            
              Members of the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs, including at least one armed with a pistol, listen to Betsy Johnson during a campaign appearance by the unaffiliated Oregon gubernatorial candidate on Tuesday, Oct.  11, 2022, in Salem, Ore. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              Betsy Johnson, an unaffiliated candidate for Oregon governor, speaks on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, to the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs at a campaign appearance in Salem, Ore. Democrats have called her a spoiler who is taking votes from their nominee, Tina Kotek — and could lead to a GOP victory by Republican candidate Christine Drazan. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              FILE - Republican nominee Christine Drazan speaks during the gubernatorial debate hosted by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association at Mount Hood Oregon Resort in Welches, Ore., on July 29, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (Jaime Valdez/Pamplin Media Group via AP, Pool, File)
            
              FILE - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tina Kotek speaks to supporters in Portland, Ore., after she won Oregon's Democratic primary election on May 17, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)
            
              Members of the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs, including at least one armed with a pistol, listen to Betsy Johnson during a campaign appearance by the unaffiliated Oregon gubernatorial candidate on Tuesday, Oct.  11, 2022, in Salem, Ore. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              Betsy Johnson, an unaffiliated candidate for Oregon governor, speaks on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, to the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs at a campaign appearance in Salem, Ore. Democrats have called her a spoiler who is taking votes from their nominee, Tina Kotek — and could lead to a GOP victory by Republican candidate Christine Drazan. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              FILE - Republican nominee Christine Drazan speaks during the gubernatorial debate hosted by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association at Mount Hood Oregon Resort in Welches, Ore., on July 29, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (Jaime Valdez/Pamplin Media Group via AP, Pool, File)
            
              FILE - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tina Kotek speaks to supporters in Portland, Ore., after she won Oregon's Democratic primary election on May 17, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)
            
              Members of the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs, including at least one armed with a pistol, listen to Betsy Johnson during a campaign appearance by the unaffiliated Oregon gubernatorial candidate on Tuesday, Oct.  11, 2022, in Salem, Ore. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              Betsy Johnson, an unaffiliated candidate for Oregon governor, speaks on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, to the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs at a campaign appearance in Salem, Ore. Democrats have called her a spoiler who is taking votes from their nominee, Tina Kotek — and could lead to a GOP victory by Republican candidate Christine Drazan. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              FILE - Republican nominee Christine Drazan speaks during the gubernatorial debate hosted by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association at Mount Hood Oregon Resort in Welches, Ore., on July 29, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (Jaime Valdez/Pamplin Media Group via AP, Pool, File)
            
              FILE - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tina Kotek speaks to supporters in Portland, Ore., after she won Oregon's Democratic primary election on May 17, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)
            
              Members of the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs, including at least one armed with a pistol, listen to Betsy Johnson during a campaign appearance by the unaffiliated Oregon gubernatorial candidate on Tuesday, Oct.  11, 2022, in Salem, Ore. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              Betsy Johnson, an unaffiliated candidate for Oregon governor, speaks on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, to the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs at a campaign appearance in Salem, Ore. Democrats have called her a spoiler who is taking votes from their nominee, Tina Kotek — and could lead to a GOP victory by Republican candidate Christine Drazan. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              FILE - Republican nominee Christine Drazan speaks during the gubernatorial debate hosted by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association at Mount Hood Oregon Resort in Welches, Ore., on July 29, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (Jaime Valdez/Pamplin Media Group via AP, Pool, File)
            
              FILE - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tina Kotek speaks to supporters in Portland, Ore., after she won Oregon's Democratic primary election on May 17, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)
            
              Members of the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs, including at least one armed with a pistol, listen to Betsy Johnson during a campaign appearance by the unaffiliated Oregon gubernatorial candidate on Tuesday, Oct.  11, 2022, in Salem, Ore. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              Betsy Johnson, an unaffiliated candidate for Oregon governor, speaks on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, to the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs at a campaign appearance in Salem, Ore. Democrats have called her a spoiler who is taking votes from their nominee, Tina Kotek — and could lead to a GOP victory by Republican candidate Christine Drazan. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              FILE - Republican nominee Christine Drazan speaks during the gubernatorial debate hosted by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association at Mount Hood Oregon Resort in Welches, Ore., on July 29, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (Jaime Valdez/Pamplin Media Group via AP, Pool, File)
            
              FILE - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tina Kotek speaks to supporters in Portland, Ore., after she won Oregon's Democratic primary election on May 17, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)
            
              Members of the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs, including at least one armed with a pistol, listen to Betsy Johnson during a campaign appearance by the unaffiliated Oregon gubernatorial candidate on Tuesday, Oct.  11, 2022, in Salem, Ore. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              Betsy Johnson, an unaffiliated candidate for Oregon governor, speaks on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, to the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs at a campaign appearance in Salem, Ore. Democrats have called her a spoiler who is taking votes from their nominee, Tina Kotek — and could lead to a GOP victory by Republican candidate Christine Drazan. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              FILE - Republican nominee Christine Drazan speaks during the gubernatorial debate hosted by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association at Mount Hood Oregon Resort in Welches, Ore., on July 29, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (Jaime Valdez/Pamplin Media Group via AP, Pool, File)
            
              FILE - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tina Kotek speaks to supporters in Portland, Ore., after she won Oregon's Democratic primary election on May 17, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of West Coast liberalism where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, the Democratic candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.   (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)
            
              FILE - Republican candidate Christine Drazan, left, and Democratic candidate Tina Kotek, middle, listen to unaffiliated candidate Betsy Johnson speak during the gubernatorial debate hosted by Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association at Mount Hood Oregon Resort in Welches, Ore., July 29, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of west coast liberalism, where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, Democrats’ candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning.  (Jaime Valdez/Pamplin Media Group via AP, Pool, File)
            
              FILE - Unaffiliated candidate Betsy Johnson speaks during a gubernatorial debate hosted by Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association at Mount Hood Oregon Resort in Welches, Ore., July 29, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of west coast liberalism, where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, Democrats’ candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning. (Jaime Valdez/Pamplin Media Group via AP, Pool, File)
            
              FILE - Democratic candidate Tina Kotek speaks during the gubernatorial debate hosted by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association at Mount Hood Oregon Resort in Welches, Ore., July 29, 2022. Oregon is typically known as a bastion of west coast liberalism, where Democrats are easily elected and a Republican hasn’t served as governor since the 1980s. But with an unusually competitive three-way contest this fall, Democrats’ candidate doesn’t seem so assured of winning. (Jaime Valdez/Pamplin Media Group via AP, Pool, File)
A GOP gov in liberal Oregon? Dems sound alarm on ‘spoiler’