Although former Trail Blazer Chris Dudley has not yet formally announced he'll seek Oregon's GOP gubernatorial nomination, he is making campaign videos
(his latest production is at the bottom of this post) and raising big money
. And now Dudley has hired two experienced GOP campaign operatives
Dudley's campaign manager is Chris Gulugian-Taylor, the former head of the Nevada GOP and in 2008, the Republican National Committee's state director for Washington.
Dudley has also brought in Brittany Bramell, who served as spokewoman for New Jersey governor-elect Chris Christie,
who defeated incumbent Democrat Jon Corzine last month.
The connections to the RNC bear the stamp of Portland political strategist Dan Lavey of the Gallatin Group, who worked closely with former U.S. Sen. Gordon Smith (R-Ore.) and who is advising Dudley.
Here's Dudley video #2, entitled "Jobs" (in which he takes a shot at Measures 66 and 67