New Poll Shows Dudley, Kitzhaber Even in Oregon Governor Race

The first post-primary poll shows Oregon gubernatorial candidates Chris Dudley and John Kitzhaber pretty even. In a Rasmussen poll released today, Dudley leads Kitzhaber 45 percent to 44 percent, a difference that's smaller than the 4.5 percentage point margin of error. Dudley, a former NBA player and rookie political candidate, won the Republican gubernatorial nomination last week. Kitzhaber, ...   More
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Private Plane Usage: Dudley Soars Above Kitzhaber So Far

Yesterday, a Rasmussen poll showed Oregon gubernatorial candidates John Kitzhaber, a Democrat (below), and Republican Chris Dudley pretty even (above) as the race begins for the November general election. Kitzhaber supporters groused that Rasmussen polls favor Republicans, and Dudley defenders say the poll is legit. But here's something that's not debatable: In the primary that ended ...   More
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Want to Eat Dinner at Chris Dudley's House?

On election night, Republican gubernatorial nominee Chris Dudley mused about inviting lawmakers over for a post-election barbecue. Now, Dudley has decided to widen the circle—to anybody who's got $5,000 (per couple) or $1,000 per person (reception only). Dudley is inviting voters to join "The Oregon Comeback," ironically the same motto that former Gov. Neil Goldschmidt, a Democrat, used ...   More
Friday, June 4, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Gubernatorial Election: Dudley Leads Kitzhaber In Early General Election Fundraising

Since the May 18 election, Oregon Republican gubernatorial candidate Chris Dudley has reported raising more than $185,000, including seven contributions of $10,000 or more. Dudley's largest check ($15,000) came from Karl Miller, the CEO of Avamere Group, which runs living centers for elderly people. That $185,000-plus is nearly three times the amount reported by Dudley's better-known Democratic ...   More
Monday, June 7, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Gov's Race: DiLorenzo Reports $150,000 Loan, Moves Closer to Candidacy

Portland lawyer and lobbyist John DiLorenzo formed an exploratory committee May 6 in preparation for a possible independent candidacy for governor. In an interview last Friday, DiLorenzo said that he would make a decision as to whether to run within the next couple of weeks. Now there's more evidence DiLorenzo is seriously considering a run. DiLorenzo reports a $150,000 loan from the Villa St. ...   More
Tuesday, June 8, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

John DiLorenzo Won't Run For Governor

John DiLorenzo, a Portland lawyer and powerful lobbyist in the Oregon Legislature, has decided against an independent run this fall for governor. Here's the email going out from DiLorenzo to his friends explaining why he's not getting into the race against Democrat John Kitzhaber and Republican Chris Dudley: Dear friends, I would like to thank you for the outpouring of advice and encouragement ...   More
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 HANK STERN

Kitzhaber and Teachers Union Playing Nicely Together

Former Gov. John Kitzhaber and the powerful Oregon Education Association are making nice again in Kitzhaber's run for his old job. The teachers union announced today it's endorsing Kitzhaber in the general election, hardly a surprise given the OEA's support for Democratic candidates. But it's worthy of some note only because the OEA didn't endorse Kitzhaber last spring in the Democratic primary. ...   More
Monday, July 12, 2010 HANK STERN

Transportation, Foodie Donors Give to Kitzhaber

In these dog days of summer, candidates have little to do except polish their stump speeches and make the fundraising phone calls that most of them dread. Republican gubernatorial nominee Chris Dudley has continued to attract strong financial support. And after a quiet period following the May primary, Democratic nominee John Kitzhaber is reporting more checks. New fundraising filings show that ...   More
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Where We Got the Chris Dudley Campaign Emails

In the current print edition of WW, there is a story based on emails between William Schaub, a lawyer advising Republican gubernatorial nominee Chris Dudley's campaign, and various campaign staffers. The emails concern a June 18 press release issued by the Democratic Party of Oregon that raised questions about whether Dudley's campaign was improperly using a non-profit Dudley runs to benefit diabetic ...   More
Wednesday, July 7, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Governor's Race: More Big Checks for GOP's Chris Dudley

GOP gubernatorial nominee Chris Dudley reported two new large checks and a slew more in the $2,500-and-up category today. Dudley, the former Portland Trail Blazer making his inaugural political run, raked in $100,000 from Newberg-based Austin Industries and $15,000 from Columbia Sportswear CEO Tim Boyle. The Austin family, who made a fortune in the dental equipment industry are reliable Republican ...   More
Tuesday, July 6, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS


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