"I'm going to spend the next two years educating the district about the things we stand for and run again," Robinson said.
The Republican candidate who once seemed likely to face DeFazio - Springfield Mayor Sid Leiken - appeared headed to victory in the Lane County Commission race to represent Springfield. Leiken left the Congressional race for the County Commission race after Oregon Democrats after questions about a campaign payment to his mother.
A reporter at the Election Central party hosted by Willamalane Parks and Recreation district said Rust left the party without making a statement.
Election Day resources on KVAL.com:
- Oregon races and Lane, Douglas, Coos, Benton and Linn county results
- Interactive map tracks elections from sea to shining sea