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.

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OR 2010 Archives

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Oregon Gubernatorial Headlines 2010 Archives

DECEMBER 2010
Opinion: Lessons from the past could help Oregon’s future (The Oregonian, 12/31/10)
Top Kulongoski official on leave after investigation into Energy Dept dealings with Hayes’ firm (The Oregonian, 12/29/10)
No state charges in politically tinged contracting investigation (Portland Tribune, 12/29/10)
Editorial: Oregon must free its university system (The Oregonian, 12/25/10)
Lawmakers say reform of education service districts on agenda (Statesman Journal, 12/22/10)
Kitzhaber vows to remake health care coverage; chooses a GOP aide (The Oregonian, 12/17/10)
State health budget faces 39% cuts (Portland Business Journal, 12/17/10)
Kitzhaber says it’s time to change how Oregonians receive health care (Oregon Public Broadcasting, 12/17/10)
Evaluation says Citizen Initiative Review process ‘exceeds standards’ (Oregon Capitol News, 12/17/10)
Party line vote in Senate confirms Bradbury to energy council (Oregon Capitol News, 12/17/10)
Measure 66 revenue falls short of projections (Statesman Journal, 12/16/10)
Kitzhaber raising money to pay for transition (Willamette Weekly, 12/16/10)
Kitzhaber’s old – and new – friends pony up at fundraiser (The Oregonian, 12/16/10)
Oregon’s Death Spiral (Oregon Catalyst, 12/15/10)
Kitzhaber: Rural jobs as important as urban (Bloomberg, 12/14/10)
OR Senate recounts finished; Democrats still have slim majority (The Oregonian, 12/14/10)
Opinion: Fixing Oregon’s economy means fixing schools first (The Oregonian, 12/14/10)
Kitzhaber calls for transforming state government (Portland Tribune, 12/13/10)
Kitzhaber nets one more vote in Multnomah recount (The Oregonian, 12/13/10)
GOP-requested Multnomah County recount begins (Oregon Public Broadcasting, 12/13/10)
Editorial: Leaders wonder if Oregon is sustainable (The Oregonian, 12/13/10)
Oregon in ‘death spiral,’ Kitzhaber tells business leaders (The Oregonian, 12/13/10)
Dudley says he’s not sure about taking another shot (The Source Weekly, 12/11/10)
Prison savings is panel’s priority (Register-Guard, 12/10/10)
Dudley on campaign: Like losing title game by one point (The Oregonian, 12/9/10)
Kulongoski urges public safety overhaul (Oregon Public Broadcasting, 12/9/10)
OR House GOP taps co-speaker nominee (Oregon Capitol News, 12/8/10)
GOP requests partial recount in governor’s race (Oregon Capitol News, 12/8/10)
The guber race at a precinct-level close-up (The Oregonian, 12/7/10)
Kitzhaber looks at long-term budget (Bloomberg Businessweek, 12/7/10)
Meet the negotiators: Inside the House power-sharing agreements (Oregon Capitol News, 12/7/10)
Kitzhaber wants 10-year budgets, focus on services for children (Statesman Journal, 12/7/10)
Kitzhaber recruits Saxtons, issues pink slip list (Willamette Week, 12/6/10)
Is Kitzhaber 2.0 any smarter about education? (The Oregonian, 12/4/10)
Kitzhaber says Portland will be home as governor (The Oregonian, 12/4/10)
Pollster releases analysis on Democratic advantage in Oregon (Oregon Capitol News, 12/3/10)
Handful of Democrats eye coalition with GOP (Register-Guard, 12/2/10)
Democratic turnout higher in OR than nationally (The Oregonian, 12/2/10)
Will House Democrats advance a co-speaker candidate? (The Oregonian, 12/2/10)
Avoiding lame duck status, Kulongoski releases newest Reset Report (Oregon Capitol News, 12/1/10)
Kitzhaber introduces himself to DC — again (The Oregonian, 12/1/10)
Kulongoski: Reset could slash deficit (Portland Business Journal, 12/1/10)
Kitzhaber huddles with Democratic governors in DC (The Oregonian, 12/1/10)

NOVEMBER 2010
Kitzhaber to address state budget crisis at business summit (East Oregonian, 11/28/10)
Voters’ wants are clear, but are they reasonable? (Statesman Journal, 11/28/10)
On road to governorship, can’t bypass Multnomah (The Oregonian, 11/27/10)
Kitzhaber staff working on school energy project (Register-Guard, 11/27/10)
Kitzhaber readies the ax for agency heads (Willamette Week, 11/26/10)
Dudley lost no-longer-Republican Lake Oswego (The Oregonian, 11/22/10)
Kitzhaber had trouble winning in county he got his political start (News-Review, 11/21/10)
Oregon budget forecast ‘gives us breathing space’ (Statesman Journal, 11/20/10)
Oregon’s urban liberal majority – Dudley’s loss helps Republicans clarify their situation (The Oregonian, 11/20/10)
Republicans continue to second-guess Oregon governor’s race (The Oregonian, 11/19/10)
Final verdict and detailed analysis on Kitzhaber-Dudley race (Oregon Catalyst, 11/19/10)
New state forecast shows OR revenue stabilizing despite sluggish recovery (The Oregonian, 11/19/10)
Can Kitzhaber, like Brown, be a ‘grumpy penny-pincher’? (The Oregonian, 11/18/10)
Opinion: Dudley’s missteps left ‘other Oregon’ in the dark (Portland Tribune, 11/18/10)
Community group pushes for more diversity on Kitz’s transition teams (The Oregonian, 11/18/10)
Redistricting matters, and you should care about it (Oregon Commentator, 11/16/10)
Kitzhaber, Dudley spent more than $11 million on TV, radio ads (The Oregonian, 11/16/10)
Will a split legislature be able to pass redistricting law? (Oregon Capitol News, 11/15/10) +++
Opinion: Tell world Oregon is open for business (Statesman Journal, 11/14/10)
Editorial: Kitzhaber’s power-sharing proposals a promising start (Register-Guard, 11/13/10)
Pollster view on Dudley-Kitzhaber race (Oregon Catalyst, 11/12/10)
Kitzhaber sets advisory teams (Register-Guard, 11/11/10)
Kitzhaber reveals jobs plan (KPTV, 11/10/10)
Opinion: Kitzhaber must govern differently (Sandy Post, 11/10/10)
Kitzhaber focuses on job creation as he kicks off transition (The Oregonian, 11/10/10)
Pollster dissects election, offers warnings to Kitzhaber, Obama (The Daily Astorian, 11/10/10)
Slight Democratic majority in the Senate appears likely (Oregon Capitol News, 11/10/10)
Kitzhaber joins in call for power sharing in House (The Oregonian, 11/10/10)
Opinion: We must hold Kitzhaber accountable for his promises (The Oregonian, 11/9/10)
State workers foresee minimal concessions (Statesman Journal, 11/8/10)
Opinion: Kitzhaber’s task ahead clear, but not easy (Statesman Journal, 11/7/10)
Split senate hangs in the balance (Oregon Capitol News, 11/5/10)
OCTOBER 2010
Video: Christie and Barbour join Dudley in “Get out the Vote” rally (Oregon Capitol News, 10/30/10)
GOP stars Christie, Barbour campaign in Oregon for Dudley (The Oregonian, 10/30/10) +++
In Oregon governor’s race, it’s all down to turnout (Washington Post, 10/30/10)
Endorsement: The Oregon election: It starts with Kitzhaber (The Oregonian, 10/30/10)
Could win by Dudley revive GOP statewide? (The Oregonian, 10/30/10) +++
Hard choices: Governor candidates explain how they will tackle Oregon’s budget crisis (The Oregonian, 10/30/10)
Candidates play rough in mailers and on TV (The Oregonian, 10/30/10)
538 Forecast: Sharp changes in Maine, Oregon Governor forecasts (New York Times, 10/29/10)
Tip credits issue a sore spot in Oregon campaign (Bloomberg Businessweek, 10/29/10)
Dudley aims for political center in new ad (The Oregonian, 10/29/10)
Kitzhaber pulls ahead in latest Survey USA poll (KATU, 10/29/10)
Republicans turning out in higher percentages, but more Democrats have voted (The Oregonian, 10/28/10)
Who will determine Oregon’s future following state legislative elections? (Oregon Capitol News, 10/26/10)
Christie to stump for Chris Dudley (Oregon Capitol News, 10/22/10)
Christie to stump for Dudley (Oregon Capitol News, 10/22/10)
Obama starts 4-day swing through blue states in Oregon (Washington Post, 10/21/10)
Prison costs pose top challenge to candidates for governor (Statesman Journal, 10/19/10)
Decision time nears in governor’s race (Oregon Public Broadcasting, 10/19/10)
Dudley uses NBA pedigree, cash in Oregon gov run (Bloomberg Businessweek, 10/19/10)
Dudley, Kitzhaber spar over education (Portland Business Journal, 10/18/10)
Democrats have biggest dip in voter registration (The Oregonian, 10/18/10)
Education a priority for guber candidates despite budget challenges (Statesman Journal, 10/18/10)
Obama’s education reform crowd praises Chris Dudley (The Oregonian, 10/17/10)
Gubernatorial candidates on Oregon’s defining issues (Register-Guard, 10/17/10)
Endorsement: Kitzhaber provides needed experience (Register-Guard, 10/17/10)
Vision, willingness to raise the bar set Dudley apart (The Oregonian, 10/16/10)
Dudley says he wants to help Oregon get its ‘swagger’ back (The Oregonian, 10/16/10)
Kitzhaber sees a ‘transformational’ time for Oregon (The Oregonian, 10/16/10)
Poll: Kitz, Dudley tied in guber race (KATU, 10/15/10)
Parties react to Forbes ranking of business in Oregon (Oregon Capitol News, 10/15/10)
Dudley doesn’t back LNG pipeline (Bloomberg Businessweek, 10/14/10)
Dudley campaign wants Kitzhaber ad pulled (KPTV, 10/12/10)
Dudley says he ‘was a minority’ (Willamette Weekly, 10/12/10)
Dudley, Kitz once again fight over minimum wage (The Oregonian, 10/11/10)
GOP has a shot at taking Oregon governorship (LA Times, 10/10/10)
Endorsement: Dudley worth taking a risk on (Statesman Journal, 10/10/10)
RGA ‘triples-down’ on Chris Dudley (The Oregonian, 10/10/10)
Dudley: tax cut could boost OR business climate (Portland Tribune, 10/6/10)
Kitzhaber produces additional tax info showing higher rate on controversial loan (Willamette Week, 10/5/10)
Dudley gets big timber and sports checks (The Oregonian, 10/5/10)
Kitzhaber says he’s ‘willing to not be liked by some people’ (The Oregonian, 10/4/10)
Loans by guber hopeful Dudley give peek at his business world (The Oregonian, 10/4/10)
Business contributions fuel Dudley lead over Kitz in fundraising (The Oregonian, 10/3/10)
60K households tune in to Dudley-Kitzhaber debate (The Oregonian, 10/1/10)
Oregon’s pension puzzle – can state maintain past stellar performance? (Governing, 10/1/10)
SEPTEMBER 2010
Dudley has outraised Kitzhaber by more than 2-1 margin (Register-Guard, 9/29/10)
Dudley says he won’t seek to lower Oregon’s minimum wage (The Oregonian, 9/29/10)
Fact Check: Chris Dudley and the minimum wage (Blue Oregon, 9/28/10)
Re: Tax returns, Dudley stonewalling, Kitz uncooperative (Willamette Week, 9/28/10)
At forum, Kitzhaber, Dudley tangle over taxes, experience (The Oregonian, 9/25/10)
Hard choices: Tax-and-spend questions for Dudley, Kitzhaber (The Oregonian, 9/25/10)
Chris Dudley – no more  Mr. Nice Guy (Blue Oregon, 9/25/10)
Oregon Business Association will sit out governor’s race (The Oregonian, 9/24/10)
Guber hopefuls spar over alleged ethics lapses (Bloomberg Businessweek, 9/24/10)
Kitzhaber’s girlfriend says she is not target of state inquiry (The Oregonian, 9/24/10)
Dudley, Kitzhaber woo business group, clash over taxes (The Oregonian, 9/23/10)
Opinion: What about that loan, Dr. Kitzhaber? (The Oregonian, 9/23/10)
SEIU TV ad draws protest from Dudley (The Oregonian, 9/23/10)
Kitzhaber releases some tax info; payments contradict earlier statement (Willamette Week, 9/23/10)
Union launches ad attacking Dudley (Register-Guard, 9/23/10)
Kitzhaber home loan, Bidwell appointment to OIC questioned (The Oregonian, 9/22/10)
Editorial: One governor’s debate? Voters deserve more (The Oregonian, 9/22/10)
More on Chris Dudley and the environment (The Oregonian, 9/22/10)
Dudley, Kitzhaber take different approach to environmental issues (The Oregonian, 9/21/10)
Dudley frets about Oregon’s high minimum wage but says he won’t make it a campaign issue (The Oregonian, 9/20/10)
On the matter of Kitzhaber’s mulligan (The Oregonian, 9/20/10)
Opinion: Economic uncertainty calls for special session (Statesman Journal, 9/19/10)
Opinion: Dodging debates is simply dodging voters (Statesman Journal, 9/19/10)
Dudley up by 6 in new SurveyUSA poll (The Oregonian, 9/16/10)
Cut business tax to lift economy, Dudley says (Statesman Journal, 9/16/10)
Kitzhaber picking up more union money for OR governor’s race (The Oregonian, 9/15/10)
Dudley presents 20-point plan to create jobs (The Oregonian, 9/15/10)
Dudley tops $4 million in fundraising (The Oregonian, 9/14/10)
Opinion: One gubernatorial debate not enough voters (Statesman Journal, 9/14/10)
Oregon’s unemployment rate won’t drop – a boost for Dudley campaign? (The Oregonian, 9/14/10)
Dudley avoids federal tax fight but has more to say about his WA residency (The Oregonian, 9/13/10)
Oregon GOP wants Kitzhaber’s girlfriend removed from state panel (The Oregonian, 9/13/10)
Dudley addresses questions about his taxes (Willamette Weekly, 9/13/10)
For voters in gov race, issues often trump allegiance to party (Statesman Journal, 9/12/10)
Dudley continued using Portland home after tax move to Washington (The Oregonian, 9/10/10)
Dudley, the artful tax dodger (Blue Oregon, 9/5/10)
Unlike Dudley, GOP caucuses struggling to raise money (Willamette Week, 9/3/10)
Dems try to raise doubts about Dudley’s love for Oregon (The Oregonian, 9/3/10)
Democrats try to raise doubts about Dudley’s love for Oregon (The Oregonian, 9/3/10)
The Dudley ‘movie trailer’ and what prognosticators say (The Oregonian, 9/2/10)
Kitzhaber fights back in new television ad (Oregon Politico, 9/2/10)
Dudley’s plan offers college scholarships; he’s mum on paying for them (The Oregonian, 9/2/10)
AFSCME writes $100K check to Kitzhaber (The Oregonian, 9/2/10)
Kitz drops the gloves in attack on Dudley (The Oregonian, 9/1/10)
No debate in the governor’s race? It’s possible (The Oregonian, 9/1/10)
Dudley out of sync with Oregonians on abortion issues (The Oregonian, 9/1/10)
Planned Parenthood: Dudley out of sync with Oregonians on abortion issue (The Oregonian, 9/1/10)
Romney backs Dudley; Bradbury helping Kitz raise money (The Oregonian, 9/1/10)
AUGUST 2010
Where do Kitzhaber and Dudley stand on supporting arts and culture? (The Oregonian, 8/31/10)
Trail Blazers pick both sides in OR governor’s race (The Oregonian, 8/30/10)
Kitzhaber trails Dudley in fundraising (Willamette Week, 8/30/10)
Dem poll suggests a different narrative in Kitz/Dudley race (The Oregonian, 8/28/10)
Kitzhaber defends organized labor (The Oregonian, 8/24/10)
Oregon investigates contracts with companies owned by Kitzhaber’s girlfriend (The Oregonian, 8/23/10)
Kitzhaber shoots down DGA ad aimed at Dudley (The Oregonian, 8/23/10)
Two new groups aim to lessen taxes in Oregon (Oregon Politico, 8/23/10)
Can Oregon downsize state government? (The Oregonian, 8/23/10)
Best-case scenario still means steep cuts (Statesman Journal, 8/22/10)
Oregon’s money crisis – what the guber candidates say (The Oregonian, 8/21/10)
Dudley, parrying Kitzhaber, proposes four debates (The Oregonian, 8/20/10)
Dudley’s plan targets public employees, liquor, lobbying (Register-Guard, 8/20/10)
Kitzhaber brings lengthy resume to campaign (Oregon Public Broadcasting, 8/19/10)
Dudley’s budget targets state workers (Statesman Journal, 8/18/10)
Dudley clears $3M mark (Capitol Currents, 8/18/10)
On budget policy, Dudley throws Mannix under the bus (The Oregonian, 8/18/10)
Dudley releases budget plan; opposes Mannix and parks initiatives (The Oregonian, 8/18/10)
Dudley touts ‘life experience’ on campaign trail (Oregon Public Broadcasting, 8/17/10)
OR deficit could grow to $1 billion (Oregon Politico, 8/17/10)
After voter passage of business tax hikes, businesses antsy to flee Oregon (Daily Journal of Commerce, 8/16/10)
Normally genteel OR politics getting rougher in this year’s guber race (Statesman Journal, 8/15/10)
For voters who hate parties, Oregon has one for you (KATU, 8/14/10)
Editorial: Dudley, Kitzhaber must debate (The Daily Astorian, 8/12/10)
Kitzhaber, Dudley slow reporting of contributions (The Oregonian, 8/12/10)
Dudley ad attacks Kitzhaber on job creation (The Oregonian, 8/11/10)
Newest Dudley ad: “New Ideas” (Oregon Politico, 8/11/10)
Oregon cautiously welcomes federal aid (Statesman Journal, 8/11/10)
Dudley accepts his first debate, but not one offered by Kitz (The Oregonian, 8/11/10)
Kitzhaber challenges Dudley to seven debates (The Oregonian, 8/10/10)
Dudley wins some moneyed friends (The Oregonian, 8/9/10)
Why does Dudley want to be Oregon’s governor? (Daily Kos, 8/7/10)
Opinion: It’s time for Dudley to get on stage with Kitz (The Oregonian, 8/7/10)
Gregoire to make  showing for Kitzhaber (Oregon Politico, 8/5/10)
Opinion: Kitzhaber and OR’s forests (OregonLive, 8/5/10)
OR Progressive Party maintains ballot status (The Oregonian, 8/4/10)
Kitzhaber wins backing of abortion rights groups (The Oregonian, 8/3/10)
Dudley camp fires back at Kitzhaber on capital gains position (Oregon Politico, 8/3/10)
Business lobby seeks to end Democratic ‘supermajority’ in OR legislature (The Oregonian, 8/3/10)
Candidate’s platform: jobs. Experience: NBA (New York Times, 8/2/10)
Independent Party makes primary results official (Oregon Politico, 8/2/10)
JULY 2010
Kitzhaber adds IP nomination to his ballot line (The Oregonian, 7/30/10)
SEIU throws weight behind Kitzhaber (Oregon Politico, 7/29/10)
Dudley widens fundraising advantage over Kitzhaber (The Oregonian, 7/26/10)
State budget: OR can’t move money from roads (The Oregonian, 7/25/10)
What guber hopefuls say about OR budget (The Oregonian, 7/24/10)
Kitzhaber: OR first must build a foundation for rebuilding (The Oregonian, 7/24/10)
OR budget stands at precarious crossroad (The Oregonian, 7/24/10)
Editorial: Dudley’s mistake (Baker City Herald, 7/23/10)
New Dudley ad displays his preferred economic numbers (The Oregonian, 7/21/10)
Backers of redistricting initiative threaten to sue Sec of State (The Oregonian, 7/20/10)
Kitzhaber urges ‘change agenda’ (Statesman Journal, 7/17/10)
Dudley: Oregon needs to make three main structural changes (The Oregonian, 7/17/10)
Dudley wasn’t on vacation when he skipped debate (The Oregonian, 7/17/10)
GOP lawmakers wants special session on budget (Statesman Journal, 7/16/10)
Kitzhaber says OR unions will have to make concessions (The Oregonian, 7/16/10)
OR agencies begin layoffs in response to governor’s cuts (The Oregonian, 7/15/10)
Editorial: Call him Dudley Do-Wrong for ducking debate (East Oregonian, 7/15/10)
Dudley ducks publishers’ candidate forum (Statesman Journal, 7/15/10)
OEA endorses Kitzhaber for governor (The Oregonian, 7/12/10)
Independent Party launches first online primary (The Oregonian, 7/7/10)
More big checks for GOP’s Dudley (Willamette Week, 7/6/10)
Dudley releases new campaign ad (Oregon Politico, 7/6/10)
Editorial: No more running from Oregon’s problems (The Oregonian
Special session on budget likely (Statesman Journal, 7/2/10)
JUNE 2010
Poll: Dudley, Kitzhaber in dead heat (Portland Business Journal, 6/30/10)
Dudley: don’t cut Portland PE (The Oregonian, 6/30/10)
Poll: independents favor Dudley in dead heat governor’s race (KGW, 6/30/10)
A lame duck’s legacy – Kulongoski tries to shape debate (Eugene Register-Guard, 6/29/10)
Oregon’s ‘reset’ budget proposals will need public employee union support (Statesman Journal, 6/28/10)
Opinion: Oregon needs a leader who offers real solutions (Statesman Journal, 6/27/10)
Opinion: State needs drastic changes and a new direction (Statesman Journal, 6/27/10)
Guber candidates ponder state budget crisis (Statesman Journal, 6/27/10)
Reset plan for Oregon budget wouldn’t balance it (Statesman Journal, 6/27/10)
Kulongoski says recession forces OR to rethink how state govt operates (The Oregonian, 6/25/10)
Governor Kulongoski outlines “reset” proposals (Statesman Journal, 6/25/10)
Editorial: Who are you, Chris? (The Daily Astorian, 6/24/10)
Kitzhaber, Dudley in tight OR governor race (Politics Daily, 6/22/10)
“Reset Cabinet” likely part of a trend (Statesman Journal, 6/21/10)
OR GOP files ethics complaint over Dems’ $1500 power lunch (The Oregonian, 6/21/10)
Poll shows OR Gov race in dead heat (Oregon Public Broadcasting, 6/21/10)
Dudley first to air general election TV ad (Eugene Register-Guard, 6/19/10)
Recession makes pay, benefits for OR state workers latest target (The Oregonian, 6/18/10)
On second thought, special session now viewed as likely (Statesman Journal, 6/17/10)
Sources say Dudley looks strong in polls (Portland Tribune, 6/17/10)
Independent Party to conduct online primary this summer (KPTV, 6/17/10)
Opinion: “Ungovernable” – what’s in a word? (The Oregonian, 6/17/10)
What the historical odds say about Kitzhaber’s comeback bid (The Oregonian, 6/15/10)
GOP criticizes Kitzhaber fundraising lunch as an ethics breach (The Oregonian, 6/15/10)
DiLorenzo drops exploratory bid (The Oregonian, 6/15/10)
Kitzhaber wonks out with business community, media disinterested (The Oregonian, 6/10/10)
DiLorenzo loans himself $150K, inches closer to indy bid (Willamette Week, 6/8/10)
Kulongoski, labor unions lock horns over budget shortfall (The Oregonian, 6/5/10)
Oregon guber race may have third party wild cards (MyCentralOregon.com, 6/5/10)
Independents get their shot in OR governor’s race (Seattle Times, 6/5/10)
In hard times for Oregon, straight answers are needed from Kitz and Dudley (The Oregonian, 6/5/10)
Dudley hits Kitzhaber on tax record (The Oregonian, 6/3/10)
OR Ind. Party official caught on tape saying nomination requires campaign donation (The Oregonian, 6/3/10)
OR Independent Party on cusp of power, identity crisis (The Oregonian, 6/2/10)
MAY 2010
Guber candidates pledge changes to fight budget shortfalls (Salem Statesman Journal, 5/30/10)
Budget battle turns political (Eugene Register-Guard, 5/30/10)
Kitzhaber: “I have more to offer” (Corvallis Gazette Times, 5/29/10)
Democratic Party files complaint against Independent Party, questions legitimacy (The Oregonian, 5/28/10)
Kitzhaber talks business (Mail Tribune, 5/27/10)
GOP lawmakers call for special session to balance budget (The Oregonian, 5/26/10)
Kitzhaber responds to new revenue forecast (Statesman Journal, 5/26/10)
Editorial: Oregon at the edge of a financial cliff (The Oregonian, 5/26/10)
Poll shows Kitzhaber, Dudley tied (The Oregonian, 5/25/10)
OR faces $563M budget hole, layoffs inevitable (The Oregonian, 5/25/10)
Name recognition playing big part in Oregon race (Statesman Journal, 5/22/10)
DiLorenzo proposing a healthcare alternative for OR (Corvallis Gazette Times, 5/22/10)
Reset Oregon report threatens to become campaign issue (Oregon Public Broadcasting, 5/21/10)
Dudley incorrectly hits Kitzhaber on state borrowing (The Oregonian, 5/20/10)
OR GOP talk up candidates at unity luncheon (Oregon Public Broadcasting, 5/20/10)
Opinion: Guber race as theater, presenting “The Jock and the Professor” (The Oregonian, 5/20/10)
Oregon Dems unify for November (Oregon Public Broadcasting, 5/19/10)
The morning after impressions (Ridenbaugh Press, 5/19/10)
A pro-incumbent year in Oregon (Washington Post, 5/19/10)
Dudley, Kitzhaber hit the campaign trail running (The Oregonian, 5/19/10)
Editorial: After forgetable primaries, let’s move on to the real show (The Oregonian, 5/18/10)
Kitzhaber, Dudley offer dramatic differences (The Oregonian, 5/18/10)
A low-key primary, and some voters like it that way (Salem Statesman Journal, 5/16/10)
A quick look at the five races, one ballot measure (Salem Statesman Journal, 5/16/10)
Tea Party unlikely to affect OR primaries – unless there’s a big surprise (The Oregonian, 5/15/10)
Alley pours another $200K into campaign (The Oregonian, 5/15/10)
New poll shows Alley leading Dudley in GOP primary (Willamette Weekly, 5/14/10)
Bradbury’s “first day” proposals would take time (KVAL, 5/14/10)
Kitzhaber takes heat for skipping two minority meetings (The Oregonian, 5/13/10)
Poll points to Kitzhaber v. Dudley November matchup (Oregon Public Broadcasting, 5/12/10)
Dudley swamping Alley on state’s airwaves (The Oregonian, 5/11/10)
Survey USA shows Dudley, Kitzhaber with huge leads (The Oregonian, 5/10/10)
GOP’s Alley & Dudley on the issues (KVAL, 5/10/10)
Opinion: Dudley would bring change as governor (Salem Statesman Journal, 5/9/10)
No apology from Kitzhaber over the “ungovernable” comment (KATU, 5/8/10)
Alley’s wife loans campaign $140K (The Oregonian, 5/8/10)
GOP’s Lim: “I can win Multomah County” (KVAL, 5/7/10)
Bradbury pushes state-owned bank (Albany Democrat Herald, 5/7/10)
New Dudley ad goes after Kitzhaber’s “ungovernable” line (The Oregonian, 5/7/10)
Alley’s “innovative” dead tree ad buy (The Oregonian, 5/6/10)
GOP candidates focus on experience; avoid negativity (The Oregonian, 5/5/10)
Racing to the primaries (Oregon Daily Emerald, 5/5/10)
Bradbury responds to Kitzhaber ad flap (Willamette Week, 5/5/10)
Bradbury, Kitzhaber have friendly face-off (Oregon Public Broadcasting, 5/4/10)
Biggest difference between Dems in guber race is on education (The Oregonian, 5/4/10)
Leading guber candidates unite in opposition to Columbia Gorge casino (The Oregonian, 5/4/10)
Lim having difficulty finding widespread support in GOP race (The Oregonian, 5/3/10)
GOP guber hopefuls debate unemployment, taxes (KVAL, 5/2/10)
Lim wants to encourage business and job growth (Salem Statesman-Journal, 5/2/10)
Oregonian endorses Dudley & Kitzhaber (The Oregonian, 5/1/10)
Solid candidates give GOP hope in guber race (The Oregonian, 5/1/10)
GOP voters have 4 solid alternatives in primary (Eugene Register-Guard, 5/1/10)
Alley takes unusual path to governor’s race (The Oregonian, 5/1/10)
Pixelwork’s legacy and the Alley campaign (The Oregonian, 5/1/10)

APRIL 2010
New poll shows Kitz way ahead in Dem primary (Willamette Week, 4/30/10)
Survey USA shows Kitzhaber running away, Dudley up with many GOP undecideds (The Oregonian, 4/30/10)
GOP hopefuls debate on how to improve Oregon’s business environment (Oregon Politico, 4/29/10)
New poll shows Dudley running even with Dems (The Oregonian, 4/29/10)
Alley receives endorsement of anti-immigration group (The Oregonian, 4/29/10)
Bradbury has put his multiple sclerosis front and center in campaign (The Oregonian, 4/29/10)
Bradbury accuses Kitzhaber of “ducking” debates (The Oregonian, 4/28/10)
Kitzhaber, Bradbury tangle over sales tax during debate (The Oregonian, 4/28/10)
Alley, Dudley debate how to handle Dem legislature (The Oregonian, 4/27/10)
Portland lobbyist considers independent guber run (The Oregonian, 4/26/10)
No low profile for indicted Sizemore – he’s running for guv (The Oregonian, 4/25/10)
Bradbury tries to separate himself from Kitzhaber (The Oregonian, 4/24/10)
Oregon Right to Life turns sharply against Dudley (The Oregonian, 4/23/10)
Audience meters tell who won GOP debate (KGW, 4/22/10)
As TV ads start, who leads in cash (Blue Oregon, 4/22/10)
Dudley camp criticizes TV debate panel (The Oregonian, 4/22/10)
In 2nd ad, Bradbury reminds voters he’s the greenest of em all (Willamette Week, 4/22/10)
GOPer Alley defends donations to Dems (The Oregonian, 4/21/10)
Three GOP hopefuls face off in Oregon debate (The Oregonian, 4/21/10)
Undecideds: Alley won GOP debate (The Oregonian, 4/21/10)
Bradbury touts plans for schools, bank (Salem Statesman-Journal, 4/19/10)
Opinion: Dudley may be able to seize the moment (The Oregonian, 4/18/10)
Oregon GOPers like what Dudley brings to the race (The Oregonian, 4/17/10)
GOP candidates face tough questions at City Club debate (The Oregon Politico, 4/16/10)
Dems play blame game over school funding shortfall (Eugene Register-Guard, 4/15/10)
Kitzhaber touts experience as leader (Salem Statesman Journal, 4/15/10)
Kitzhaber answers the call “is there a doctor in the house?” during debate (Blue Oregon, 4/14/10)
Court clears Sizemore to raise money – may launch third party bid (Willamette Week, 4/13/10)
Alley to air two ads (The Oregonian, 4/13/10)
State Reps endorse Alley (The Oregon Politico, 4/13/10)
Kitzhaber would prefer to face Alley in November (The Oregonian, 4/12/10)
Kitzhaber hits $1M in fundraising (The Oregonian, 4/12/10)
Alley picks up big donation from venture capitalist (The Oregonian, 4/12/10)
At forum GOPers agree on economy, health care and offshore drilling (Eugene Register-Guard, 4/11/10)
Dudley leads in guber fundraising (Bend Bulletin, 4/11/10)
Kitzhaber takes centrist course in campaign for old job (The Oregonian, 4/10/10)
Kitzhaber explains “ungovernable” remark – grades past performance (Willamette Week, 4/9/10)
Green group endorses both Dems (Salem Statesman Journal, 4/9/10)
Bradbury “rolls out” a TV ad (Willamette Week, 4/8/10)
Dudley runs as an outsider (Oregon Public Broadcasting, 4/7/10)
Bradbury gets $25K from teachers union & polling help (The Oregonian, 4/7/10)
Dudley, Kitzhaber pull ahead of rivals in fundraising race (Oregon Public Broadcasting, 4/6/10)
Tea Party unites – Alley seeks their support (Oregon Daily Emerald, 4/5/10)
Tech leaders speak up for Alley (The Oregonian, 4/5/10)
Only a few ballot initiatives likely to make Nov ballot (The Oregonian, 4/3/10)
Kulongoski warns state is approaching “budgetary cliff” (The Oregonian, 4/2/10)
MARCH 2010
Highlights and excerpts from the OR guber enviro debate (Natural Oregon, 3/31/10)
Caught on open mic: “the gloves have come off” between the Dem contenders (Capitol Currents, 3/31/10)
Bradbury, Kitzhaber mix it up at environmental debate (The Oregonian, 3/30/10)
OR Right to Life endorses Lim (The Oregonian, 3/29/10)
Candidates stake out their positions in the Oregon Voters Guide (The Oregonian, 3/29/10)
Bradbury, Kitzhaber differ on new I-5 bridge (The Oregonian, 3/29/10)
Bradbury’s bold Bank of Oregon idea is worth considering (Blue Oregon, 3/27/10)
At GOP activist gathering, Sizemore steals the thunder (The Oregonian, 3/26/10)
Kitzhaber: focus on energy conservation first (The Oregonian, 3/26/10)
The environmental choices the next governor will confront (The Oregonian, 3/25/10)
Bradbury says he “misspoke”on tax repeal (The Oregonian, 3/23/10)
Dudley leads in monthly, overall money race (Oregon Politico, 3/23/10)
Labor split in governor’s race (KUOW, 3/22/10)
AFSCME endorses Kitzhaber (The Oregonian, 3/20/10)
Dudley releases first ad of guber campaign (The Oregonian, 3/19/10)
Oregon Business Association endorses Dudley, Kitzhaber in primaries (Oregon Politico.com, 3/18/10)
Dudley firm in decision to skip enviro debate (The Oregonian, 3/18/10)
Dem hopefuls engage in wide-ranging debate (Oregon Public Broadcasting, 3/16/10)
SEIU non-endorsement a blessing in disguise for Kitzhaber? (Willamette Weekly, 3/15/10)
Governor’s race underway (Salem Statesman Journal, 3/14/10)
Alley wins poll, Dudley’s the one with the cash (Portland Tribune, 3/11/10)
Editorial: Bradbury’s billions for schools an impossible promise to keep (The Oregonian, 3/11/10)
Guber underdogs get boost (KGW TV, 3/7/10)
Alley wins Dorchester straw poll (The Oregonian, 3/7/10)
Dudley seeks to outmaneuver GOP opponents at Dorchester gathering (The Oregonian, 3/6/10)
Dems battle for teachers’ endorsement – Bradbury gets it (Willamette Week, 3/6/10)
Dorchester: the candidates debate (The Oregon Catalyst, 3/5/10)
Kitzhaber gets AFL-CIO endorsement (Willamette Week, 3/5/10)
Dudley sees real “fear” and fake numbers (The Oregonian, 3/3/10)
Dudley sticks to GOP themes in first big policy paper (The Oregonian, 3/3/10)
Sizemore angry at being excluded from GOP gathering (The Oregonian, 3/2/10)
Bradbury campaign raises over $100K in past month (Salem-News.com, 3/2/10)
Brown & Kitzhaber – compare and contrast (The Oregonian, 3/2/10)
Oregon has shed more jobs than thought during recession (The Oregonian, 3/2/10)
FEBRUARY 2010
Battle lines sharpen as election season nears (The Oregonian, 2/27/10)
Poll shows Kitzhaber leading (Blue Oregon, 2/25/10)
Kitzhaber proposes education reform (Corvallis Gazette Times, 2/23/10)
Democrats hold slight edge in governor’s race (Politics Daily, 2/22/10)
Rasmussen shows Lim as strongest Republican (Blue Oregon, 2/19/10)
Governor’s race no sure thing for Dems (The Oregonian, 2/19/10)
Kitzhaber’s internal poll shows large lead in Dem primary (The Oregonian, 2/16/10)
Alley’s play to the Tea Party voters (The Oregonian, 2/15/10)

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