Republican Dennis Richardson won the Independent Party nomination in the Oregon governor's race, allowing him to add the party's endorsement on the November ballot. Richardson, a state representative who defeated Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber in an Independent Party primary conducted partly over the Internet, led a Republican sweep of races that featured both Democratic and GOP candidates. http://www.oregonlive.com/mapes/ind...en.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter Are we going to have a republican governor? Given Kitzhaber performance with Cover Oregon, I think it's time. Interesting (and saddening), last time Oregon had a Republican governor was Vic Atiyeh, who just died last night at the age of 91. I would encourage everyone to vote in this upcoming election . . . there is a lot on the line for Oregonians.