Chris Dudley Rumors

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Chris Dudley
Chris Dudley
Position: None
Born: 02/22/65
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:259 lbs. / 117.9 kg.
Chris Dudley, a former professional basketball player who was the 2010 Republican candidate for Oregon governor, said Saturday he’s moving to the San Diego area and leaving behind his short career in Oregon politics. Dudley’s wife, also named Chris, has a business opportunity in the area, he told The Oregonian. He declined to describe the opportunity. Dudley played for 16 years in the NBA including two stints with the Portland Trailblazers and has lived in Lake Oswego, outside Portland, since 2003. In his 2010 campaign for governor, Dudley spent heavily but lost by 1.5 percentage points to Democrat John Kitzhaber. It was the closest any Republican has come to winning the office in decades. “Frankly, she’s been following my lead for 15 years whether it’s through the NBA or having your husband run for governor,” Dudley said of his wife. “And I want to follow what makes sense for my wife and my family.”
Yet the Yale-educated diabetes advocate, who seemed to be a political novelty when he announced his campaign, still gets a glint in his eye when the discussion turns to politics. The loss — by a single percentage point — left Dudley and his family battered, but not defeated. He’s staying involved in the Republican Party and some hope he will run for political office again. In the most detailed interview since the race, Dudley and his wife, Chris Love Dudley, tell The Oregonian they haven’t ruled out the possibility of another campaign, although when and for what office is far from decided.