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Oregon primary elections for governor, Congress, other races are set

Candidates watch on the Oregon House floor as Secretary of State Shemia Fagan prepares to announce the end of filing for the 2022 primary election. (Ron Cooper/Oregon Capital Chronicle)

SALEM - As of 5 p.m. Tuesday, 390 candidates filed to get on primary ballots for state or district races, with election workers continuing to process campaign forms. 

At least 100 candidates and their families and campaign advisers crowded the Oregon House chamber on Tuesday evening, watching their names float across a set of three screens and listening to Secretary of State Shemia Fagan announce the official beginning of the 2022 primary. 

“For those of you who are first-time candidates, you are about to embark on the strangest job interview you have ever had,” Fagan said. 

Fagan also urged candidates to . . .