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.
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.