On Thursday September 10th, official filing began for public office in Oregon. Incumbents, challengers, and no-names alike can now officially make their intentions known. In the coming days I will evaluate my ratings based on these latest development. This marks the passing of the first major deadline of the 2016 election in Oregon. Today we sit exactly 420 days from the election. There's very little we can know this far from the election. Here's the number one thing to remember: Nothing is set in stone.
There will be thousands of assumptions made about the election based on trends and new polling data, but we can't know much for certain. Anything can happen. Of one thing I'm certain. I expect this to be the most vicious election in my lifetime.