Read the Document: Chris Dudley's 2004 House Appraisal


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In June 2004, Chris Dudley allowed the Lake Oswego Fire Department to burn down his house for the department's training purposes. Here's the appraisal [PDF] Dudley obtained six months after the house burned to justify the $350,000 tax deduction he took for donating the right to burn his house. As WW reported today, the Internal Revenue Service has disallowed very similar deductions in two Ohio ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 6, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Watch the Endorsement Video: Dudley and Kitzhaber Spar


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Oregon gubernatorial candidates Chris Dudley and John Kitzhaber came to WW's office for an editorial endorsement interview this week. More than an hour was spent on Oct. 5 discussing everything from the economy and pot to Kitzhaber's VIP loan and Dudley's residency issues. We'll be running bits of the video over the next week. Today, we begin the series with this clip below in which the gubernatorial ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 6, 2010 MARK ZUSMAN

Kitzhaber Produces Additional Tax Information Showing Higher Interest Rate on Bidwell Loan


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The slow-moving tale of a 1999 loan then-Gov. John Kitzhaber obtained from the Portland stock brokerage Bidwell & Company inched closer to resolution today. At a WW endorsement interview this morning with Republican opponent Chris Dudley, Kitzhaber produced an IRS form 1098 for 2001. That document showed the amount of interest Kitzhaber paid on the $306,000 interest-only loan in 2001: a ...   More
 
Tuesday, October 5, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

A One-Man Show: Kitzhaber at City Club


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Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Kitzhaber shared the stage this afternoon with an empty lectern after Republican Chris Dudley declined to appear in a candidate forum sponsored by the City Club of Portland. The empty podium left on stage by City Club wasn't the only dig at Dudley for being a no-show at the event in the downtown Governor Hotel. KGW anchor Russ Lewis, the forum's "moderator" ...   More
 
Friday, October 8, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Phil Knight, Republican Governors Invest More in Dudley


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Nike Chairman Phil Knight this week gave GOP gubernatorial candidate Chris Dudley $200,000, on top of the $200,000 he previously gave the former Trail Blazer. The Republican Governors' Association gave Dudley another $175,000, bringing its total to $2.4 million. Even before Including independent expenditures, the 2010 gubernatorial race has now shattered the previous total expenditure record of ...   More
 
Thursday, October 28, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Two Republican Governors Coming to Campaign For Dudley


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Last week, Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Kitzhaber's campaign got President Obama to come to Oregon to stump for him at a rally in Portland. Today, Republican gubernatorial candidate Chris Dudley's campaign announced that GOP Govs. Chris Christie of New Jersey and Haley Barbour of Mississippi will come to Oregon for a Dudley event at 8 am this Saturday, Oct. 30 in Portland at Parkrose ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 HANK STERN

Former NBA Hoopster/U.S. Sen. Bill Bradley Weighs in on Oregon Governor's Race


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When reporters have asked Republican gubernatorial nominee Chris Dudley about making the transition to politics from the National Basketball Association, he's often mentioned other pro-hoopsters-turned-politicians such as Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and former U.S. Sen. Bill Bradley (D-N.J.). Bradley is perhaps the better analogue. Dudley and Bradley both played their college ball in the ...   More
 
Tuesday, October 26, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Dudley Donors Double Down


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One element that Republican gubernatorial candidate Chris Dudley has brought to his campaign is the ability to tap wealthy donors, many of whom have not previously been regular players in Oregon elections. As Democratic candidate John Kitzhaber's union contributions have begun to roll in, Dudley has shown an ability to return to contributors for a second (or in some cases third or fourth) contribution. Filings ...   More
 
Monday, October 25, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Obama: Republicans Drove the Car into a Ditch and Dems, Kitzhaber Can Pull it Out


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A good speaker knows his audience. So when President Obama led off his nearly 35-minute speech Wednesday night at the Oregon Convention Center by noting his best friend from high school lives in Eugene and is a "big Ducks fan" and his brother-in-law, Craig Robinson, coaches the Oregon State Beavers men's basketball team, he pretty much owned the crowd that had already greeted him like a rock star. "I've ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

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