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Oregon Republicans optimistic about party's prospects

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Rep. Julie Parrish, whose District 37 includes Tualatin, noted the diversity of those who attended this year's conference.

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EO MEDIA GROUPApparently buoyed by the victory of President Donald Trump and Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson, Oregon Republicans convening in Salem last Friday and Saturday were optimistic about opportunities for the GOP in the Beaver State.

Richardson's election secured the party's first statewide elected office since 2002, resulting in something of a victory lap vibe at the annual Dorchester Conference.

While Republicans lead a solid majority of state legislatures, Oregon is one of 12 states where Democrats are in charge in both chambers, compared to 32 states where Republicans have control of both chambers.



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