Oregon gubernatorial election moves toward 3-way race

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s gubernatorial election has taken a step closer to being a three-way race after unaffiliated candidate Betsy Johnson delivered thousands of voter signatures to get on the ballot. If the signatures are verified by election officials, Johnson will face Democratic nominee Tina Kotek, who is a former Oregon House Speaker; and Republican nominee Christine Drazan, a former leader of the minority GOP in the House. Johnson extolled the virtues of getting on the ballot through the power of people’s signatures. She and several supporters delivered boxes of signature sheets to the election officials in Salem. Johnson served in the Legislature and previously belonged to the Republican and Democratic parties.