Oregon congressional primary to take place on May 19

The congressional primary in Oregon will be held on May 19. The filing deadline to run passed on March 10. Candidates are running in elections for the following offices:

• U.S. Senate (one seat)
• U.S. House District 1
• U.S. House District 2
• U.S. House District 3
• U.S. House District 4
• U.S. House District 5

Candidates are competing to advance to the general election scheduled for November 3, 2020.

Oregon’s congressional primary is the 10th to take place in the 2020 election cycle. Idaho’s congressional primary was also initially scheduled to be held on May 19, but that primary was postponed in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The next primary is scheduled for June 2, 2020.

Heading into the November 3 election, the Democratic Party holds four of the five congressional seats from Oregon.

Entering the 2020 election, the U.S. House has 233 Democrats and 196 Republicans, with one Libertarian member and five vacancies. All 435 seats are up for election. A majority in the chamber requires 218 seats.

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