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Democrat Andrea Salinas Wins US House Seat in Oregon’s 6th
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Democrat Andrea Salinas Wins US House Seat in Oregon’s 6th

By GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated PressPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Democrat Andrea Salinas has won the U.S. House seat in Oregon’s newly created 6th District.The state representative and former congressional staffer defeated Republican Mike Erickson, a businessman.Salinas was one of two candidates seeking to be Oregon’s first Latina congresswoman, along with Republican Lori Chavez-DeRemer in the 5th District, who also won her race.A population boom made Oregon one of just six states to gain a House seat following the 2020 census. The state’s population jumped by more than 10% in the past decade to more than 4.2 million people, giving it a new congressional district for the first time in 40 years.Political CartoonsDemocratic incumbents held onto Oregon’s 1st, 3rd and 4th Congressional Districts a...