UPDATE: Republican challenger Knute Buehler has conceded in the Oregon governor's race.
OREGON -- In a tight race with Republican challenger Knute Buehler, Gov. Kate Brown is leading in early election results as of 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.
With about 60 percent of ballots in, Brown has about 50 percent of the vote. Buehler currently has obtained about 44 percent.
Patrick Starnes, the Independent candidate stepped out of the race in late October and threw his support behind Brown.
Brown is Oregon’s 38th governor. She initially stepped into the role when former governor John Kitzhaber resigned amid controversy.
Brown won her first elected term in 2016.
Prior to holding the office of governor, Kate Brown served as Oregon’s Secretary of State from 2009 to 2015.
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