This morning KGW-TV reports that former Secretary of State Bill Bradbury will announce this Thursday his run for governor in 2010 with former Governor Barbara Roberts endorsing him. Oregon Attorney General John Kroger is endorsing former Governor John Kitzhaber. Kitzhaber announced this week he supports the $1 billion in tax hikes for which a referendum petition is being circulated to repeal it. Kitzhaber also seemed to criticize Kulongoski in a meeting with the Portland Business Alliance about not handling the tax debate properly. Also, Congressman Peter DeFazio is considering a run.
On the Republican side, we have former State Senator John Lim announcing,, State Senator Jason Atkinson announcing, and Allen Alley finishing his walk-a-thon around Oregon. One news poll matches some of the early contenders in a survey.