Today's Oregon Gubernatorial News Mailbox

In the space of less than one hour this afternoon, three of Oregon's candidates for governor emailed us the following: Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean will headline two fund-raising events (details TBD) on Feb. 11 Feb. 10 for former Oregon Secretary of State Bill Bradbury, who's already gotten campaign help this election season from former Vice President Al Gore. Former ...   More
Monday, February 1, 2010 HANK STERN

Can Chris Dudley Defend Oregon Against Chicago?

An inquiring reader who's on Republican gubernatorial hopeful Chris Dudley's email list had a question after reading Dudley's promise yesterday to defend Oregon against Chicago Mayor Richard Daley's pledge to recruit Oregon businesses ticked about the passage last week of Measures 66 and 67. The question: Does Dudley, an ex-Trail Blazer who played for multiple NBA teams in a 16-year career, ...   More
Wednesday, February 3, 2010 HANK STERN

Here They Come: Dudley Releases First TV Ad

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 ...   More
Friday, March 19, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Governor's Race: Dudley Campaign Manager Steps Down

GOP gubernatorial candidate Chris Dudley's campaign manager is stepping down. Chris Gulugian-Taylor, a veteran GOP political operative came to Oregon late last year to run Dudley's first foray into electoral politics. But now he is returning to California. "Chris resigned for family reasons," says Dudley's spokeswoman, Brittany Bramell. Dudley's policy director, Kent Craford, a former Gallatin ...   More
Friday, March 12, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Alley Tops Dudley, Lim in GOP Gubernatorial Straw Poll

The numbers are in from the straw poll taken today at the Republican party's annual Dorchester convention in Seaside. Despite trailing behind former Portland Trailblazer Chris Dudley in fundraising this year by about a seven-to-one margin , former Pixelworks CEO Allen Alley (pictured above) impressed the GOP activists who gathered to hear the first debate between their party's candidates. ...   More
Sunday, March 7, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Chris Dudley Scores Bucks From NBAers, Releases Jobs Plan

GOP gubernatorial candidate Chris Dudley, the former Portland Trail Blazers center, has shown strong fundraising skills in his first foray into electoral politics. On Monday, he picked up checks from National Basketball Association Commissioner David Stern ($2,500) and former Blazers coach P.J. Carlesimo ($500), now an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs. After months of studying the ...   More
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Caught on Tape! All of WW's Endorsement Interviews!

Unsatisfied with reading our endorsements? Dying to be a fly on the wall during our interviews? You're in luck! All of our endorsement interviews are posted online here. Part Charlie Rose, part Gong Show, the videos promise hours and hours of pure, unadulterated political wonkery. Here are a few highlights: U.S. Senate Republican hopeful Jim Huffman, recalling with a smile what it was ...   More
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Sierra Club Goes Out On "Limb", Issues Joint Endorsement

The Sierra Club did undecided Democratic voters no favors today by issuing a joint endorsement [PDF] to former Gov. John Kitzhaber and former Secretary of State Bill Bradbury in the Dems' gubernatorial primary. The organization, which claims nearly 20,000 members in Oregon, does some great work and justifiably thinks its backing means something to voters as evidenced by this discussion of the ...   More
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

A Fine Evening at the Aladdin: Candidates Gone Wild

Who knew Multnomah County commission candidate Tom Markgraf once unpacked John Kerry's underwear? Or that his fellow commissioner wannabe, Paul van Orden, once opened for Fugazi? You do, if you attended Candidates Gone Wild last night at the Aladdin Theater. It was the ninth incarnation of the unique political infotainment extravaganza put on by WW, Live Wire and the Bus Project. Once again, ...   More
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Guess Who Kitzhaber Wants to Face in the General Election?

Political junkies know that the political blog Blue Oregon can at times be a mouthpiece for clients of its co-founder Kari Chisholm. Chisholm's company, Mandate Media, creates websites for many Democratic politicians, including ex-Gov. John Kitzhaber, who is seeking the nomination for his old office (and yes, Chisholm discloses his affiliations when he posts on Blue Oregon). And since Blue ...   More
Thursday, April 22, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS


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