Democrat Tina Kotek has declared victory in the Oregon governor’s race.

Kotek has held a thin lead over Republican Christine Drazan since the first set of results were reported Tuesday evening.

The Oregonian and Oregon Public Broadcasting have both called the race for Kotek, while the Associated Press says it’s still too close to call.

“I am honored and humbled by this opportunity to serve Oregon, and I will strive every day to be a force for positive change in our state,” Kotek said in a statement.

Her campaign said it had reviewed returns posted through early evening Wednesday before releasing the statement.

Drazan, Kotek’s opponent, has not conceded. She issued a statement Wednesday afternoon saying her campaign continued to monitor returns with the hope the race would tighten.





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