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Insider Index: This week in Salem, by the numbers

Here are 10 numbers that illustrate some of this week's big, and small, Oregon political stories.

Here are 10 numbers that illustrate some of this week's big, and small, Oregon political stories.

20: Approximate percentage of eligible voters who had already cast a ballot by the time Patrick Starnes, Independent Party nominee for governor, bowed out of the race Tuesday.

30: Years since Mulugeta Seraw, a 28-year-old Ethiopian refugee and airport bus driver, was brutally murdered by white supremacists in Portland. He was killed Nov. 13, 1988. Willamette Week published a series of stories this week reflecting on his death, the anniversary and subsequent events in Portland.

$2.6 million: Amount Gov. Kate Brown has received in campaign donations from state contractors since 2012, according to Open The Books, a government transparency group.

$4.4 billion: Amount those contractors have received in that time period.

299,309: Ballots cast by Democrats as of Wednesday, according to John Horvick, of DHM research.

213,608: Ballots cast by Republicans.

30,686: Ballots cast by Independents.

108,748: Ballots cast by nonaffiliated voters.

0: Outstanding sexual assault forensic evidence kits left for Oregon State Police to process, after a concerted effort to eliminate a backlog of the evidence, according to OSP.

5: Sexual assault cases that have moved forward because of evidence in the kits in Portland, according to the Portland Mercury.