Chris Dudley Addresses Questions About His Taxes

Republican gubernatorial nominee Chris Dudley told reporters this morning that questions about his "domicile" for tax purposes from 1994 to 1998 is a "non-story." The hastily-convened news conference at the Sunset Transit Center followed a puzzling Saturday conference call hosted by the Republican Party of Oregon. That call, which included statements from five Republican lawmakers, was ostensibly ...   More
Monday, September 13, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Gubernatorial Candidates Leave Us Wanting More

There's a lot we don't know after Thursday night's first—and perhaps only—Oregon gubernatorial debate: will Democrat John Kitzhaber's state-wide school weatherization plan actually work? Why did he obtain a sweetheart loan from a campaign contributor? What's changed since he left office in a huff seven years ago? What is Republican Chris Dudley's position on reproductive choice? ...   More
Friday, October 1, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Democratic Governors' Association Gives Kitzhaber Another $500,000

The Democratic Governors' Association gave gubernatorial nominee John Kitzhaber another $500,000 yesterday, bringing the DGA's total contribution to Kitzhaber to $1 million. That's a lot of dough for the Democratic candidate but still less than half the $2.25 million the Republican Governors' Association has given to GOP nominee Chris Dudley. As of today, Dudley (who picked up a $100,000 check ...   More
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

What Do Chris Dudley, WW and Tax Fairness Oregon Agree On?

Republican gubernatorial candidate Chris Dudley has been tough to pin down on some specifics during his initial run for elected office in Oregon. But Dudley has taken an unequivocal position on one issue—Ballot Measure 76, which would write into the state Constitution a current statutory set aside of 15 percent of Oregon Lottery Funds for the purchase of parks and habitat. Dudley told ...   More
Friday, October 15, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Blazers, Joey Harrington Weigh In on Oregon Governor's Race

The Portland Trail Blazers this week contributed $20,000 to Republican gubernatorial candidate Chris Dudley. Dudley played for the Blazers from 1993 through 1997 and again from 2001 through 2003. Dudley also served as a paid "ambassador" for the Blazers last year according to the Statement of Economic Interest he filed with the state. Democratic candidate John Kitzhaber also picked up a sports-related ...   More
Thursday, October 14, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Dudley Says He "Was a Minority"; Black Lawmaker Disagrees

When Republican gubernatorial nominee Chris Dudley addressed the Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs' monthly "Coffee & Issues" breakfast on Sept. 24, he reprised a comment he'd made at an earlier interview with the Urban League of Portland. "I heard him say he 'understood what it was like to be a minority because he had played in the NBA," recalls state Rep. Lew Frederick (D-Portland), ...   More
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Watch the Endorsement Video: Who do Kitzhaber and Dudley Consider Their Role Models?

During our endorsement interview last week with Oregon's gubernatorial candidates, we asked this question: Is there a governor who you think is a example of the leader you would like to be? Republican Chris Dudley drew straight from his party's playbook, naming a fellow Republican who is widely expected to run for president—Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels. Democrat John Kitzhaber was far more ...   More
Monday, October 11, 2010 MARK ZUSMAN

Watch the Endorsement Video: Kitzhaber and Dudley Answer the Marijuana Question

During our editorial endorsement interview with John Kitzhaber and Chris Dudley, we asked Oregon's major-party gubernatorial candidates their position on Measure 74, the statewide initiative that would create a system of retail dispensaries for the sale of medical marijuana. We also asked the candidates about their use of the evil weed. Based on their answers, we have some concerns about John ...   More
Saturday, October 9, 2010 MARK ZUSMAN

Watch the Endorsement Video: Dudley's Political Inexperience

Among the questions we posed in our endorsement interview this week with Oregon gubernatorial candidates John Kitzhaber and Chris Dudley was this one, directed at Dudley: "Aren't you simply too inexperienced for the job?" Here is Dudley's response: [youtube][/youtube] We'll be running one more clip tomorrow from our interview, with the two candidates' ...   More
Friday, October 8, 2010 MARK ZUSMAN

Watch The Endorsement Video: Is Kitzhaber a Retread?

One question we asked in our endorsement interview of Oregon's gubernatorial candidates this week was whether it's finally time for a change given that the Democrats have held the governor's job for the past 24 years—and Oregon is, by many measures, worse off now compared to other states than it was 24 years ago. Democratic candidate John Kitzhaber, who served two terms as governor from ...   More
Thursday, October 7, 2010 MARK ZUSMAN


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