Early returns show Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, a Democrat, with a big lead over her Republican challenger. Rosenblum, running for a second term, had 55 percent of the vote as of 8:50 p.m., while Daniel Crowe had 41 percent.
Rosenblum, a Portlander who served on the Oregon Court of Appeals touted her experience and her launch of the Elder Abuse Unit at the Department of Justice. Crowe, an Army Veteran from Mt. Angel, said he’d be more aggressive in prosecuting public corruption.