Dudley outshustles GOP rivals

Chris Dudley leads the GOP fundraising race with help from his sports connections.

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Former Trail Blazer Chris Dudley has the fundraising lead over his GOP rivals, with significant support from his connections in the sports world.

Dudley’s top donors include his former agent Daniel Fegan and Nike founder Phil Knight, who have donated $100,000 and $50,000 respectively.

In his bid for the GOP nomination in the race for the Oregon governorship, Dudley has raised $1.36 million in contributions — more than double rival Allen Alley’s $615,040, according to campaign finance data on the Secretary of State’s Orestar Web site.

With less than a month until the election, the political newcomer also has more cash on hand — $303,629 compared with Alley’s $123,694 — to spend for advertising and get-out-the-vote operations.

Read the full story at The Register-Guard.

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