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It appears that most of the “dream team” support came from the Coos Bay and North Bend districts with Messerle winning 11 of 18 precincts but the rancher didn’t fare as well in the outlying precincts. Main did better in the rural areas winning seven precincts including his home precincts of Coquille and surrounds.
Less than 15,000 of the 33,400 registered voters cast a ballot in the commissioners primary races and Main supporters are betting that increased turnout in the fall will be strongest in the rural areas and that Messerle will not increase is May vote count more than 15%. Main is counting on receiving support from Randy Sanne voters to win in the fall.