The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

The Current Line-Up

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Oregon

oregon-stampIncumbent: John Kitzhaber (D)

Primary Election: May 18, 2010
General Election: November 2, 2010

STATUS: OPEN SEAT
RATING: Likely Democratic Retention

RECENT ELECTION RESULTS:
2002 Result: Kulongoski wins 49%-46%.
2006 Result:
Kulongoski wins 51%-43%.

Oregon Gubernatorial Race: Headlines

Democrats:
Bill Bradbury Web Site twitter facebook
John Kitzhaber    Web Site twitter YouTube facebook

Republicans:
Allen Alley Web Site twitter YouTube facebook flickr
Chris Dudley        Web Site twitter YouTube facebook flickr
John Lim               Web Site facebook
Bill Sizemore        Web Site

Local Blogs:
Blue Oregon (progressive)
Loaded Orygun

State resources:
Oregon SOS Elections Division

Oregon gubernatorial debate, Thursday September 30, 2010

Governor Debate

PollWatch:

Public Policy Polling: Oregon in favor of legal gay marriage, Kitzhaber boasts solid numbers (6/24/11)
Survey USA: Kitzhaber’s job approval rating is 48-45% (4/20/11)
Survey USA: Kitzhaber opens slight lead over Dudley, 48-41% (10/28/10)
Oregon Public Broadcasting: Dudley has slim lead in tight race (10/27/10)
DailyKos/PPP: Race a true toss-up, Kitz 48%, Dudley 47% (10/17/10)
Survey USA: Race now a dead heat, Kitzhaber 46%, Dudley 45% (10/15/10)
SurveyUSA: Dudley leads by six, 49-43% (9/15/10)
Riley Research: Governor’s race a dead heat; Kitz 40, Dudley 39 (9/14/10)
Rasmussen: Dudley continues with slight lead, 49-44% (9/8/10)
Rasmussen: Dudley, Kitzhaber in dead heat (8/22/10)
Rasmussen: Dudley holds narrow lead over Kitzhaber, 47-44% (7/26/10)
Magellan Strategies: Dudley, Kitzhaber in dead heat (6/30/10)
Rasmussen: Governor’s race a toss-up, Dudley 47%, Kitzhaber 45% (6/17/10)
Survey USA: Dudley ahead of Kitzhaber, 47-40 (6/10/10)
Rasmussen: Dudley, Kitzhaber in dead heat (5/24/10)
Lindholm Co: Dudley, Alley in tight race (5/14/10)
Oregon Media Partners: Dudley up, 33-23 over Alley in GOP primary (5/11/10)
Oregon Media Partners: Kitz huge lead over Bradbury – 49-19 (5/11/10)
Survey USA: Dudley, Kitzhaber have big leads in final weeks (5/9/10)
Rasmussen: Dudley gains support, now even with Dems (4/26/10)
Rasmussen: Dems hold edge, Lim strongest GOPer (2/17/10)
Research 2000/DKos: Dems leading across the board (6/25/09)
Moore Research (R): Walden tests well in hypothetical matchups (6/16/09)