Ballots for the May primary will be mailed in about 40 days. Between now and then, Oregonians are going to see a lot of television ads
as candidates try to distract voters from the NCAA basketball tournament and other pressing diversions.
GOP gubernatorial candidate Chris Dudley
, a political neophyte but by far the leading fundraiser
in the race to replace Gov. Ted Kulongoski
, who is term-limited from seeking re-election, released his first TV ad today.