Expect two GOP statewide office announcements at Dorchester

It has been a time of pure anxiety for Oregon Republicans who have had no major candidate for the three statewide offices — Secretary of State, Attorney General and State Treasurer. Good sources tell me that there will be two major announcements during Dorchester weekend for two of those state offices. This makes the weekend event even more important to attend for Republicans eager to make a big impact in 2008.

That conference is two weeks away. Can the secret hold until then? Maybe someone should send Jeff Mapes a 2-week vacation pass to backpacking in Alaska to keep him away. In the age of the interent, there are fewer surprises.