Chris Dudley Surfs GOP Wave ... In NYC


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Maybe it's an exaggeration to call Massachusetts U.S. Senator-elect Scott Brown's victory a wave for his fellow Republicans. But for GOP newcomers such as Oregon gubernatorial hopeful Chris Dudley, Brown's upset victory on Tuesday is good news. The former Trail Blazer (and New York Knick) took his already impressive fundraising operation on the road for a $1,000 per ticket event [PDF] Jan. 21 ...   More
 
Friday, January 22, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Chris Dudley Scores Bucks From NBAers, Releases Jobs Plan


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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

Alley Tops Dudley, Lim in GOP Gubernatorial Straw Poll


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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

Governor's Race: Dudley Campaign Manager Steps Down


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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

Here They Come: Dudley Releases First TV Ad


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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

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


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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


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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


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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?


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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

Following The Money: Tim Boyle Supports Dudley; Realtors Gear Up On Tax Fight


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Columbia Sportswear CEO Tim Boyle is a Democrat but he is joining fellow sportswear chief Phil Knight in supporting GOP gubernatorial hopeful Chris Dudley. Knight earlier wrote Dudley a $50,000 check. Today, Boyle — fresh off donating $17,500 to the second failed recall effort of Portland Mayor Sam Adams — chipped in $10,000 to Dudley for the May primary. Another interesting disclosure: ...   More
 
Thursday, April 22, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

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