Oregon voters took a sharp turn this election away from anti-government, anti-tax measures - and that stunned veteran conservative activists such as Don McIntire.
"The left has repudiated the concept of smaller government," McIntire said Wednesday. "The majority - as far as I can tell - can't get enough government or pay enough taxes."
McIntire, a perennial figure on Oregon's political scene, said he's ready now to take a break. "It's time for some fun hobbies," he said.