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Oregon: Poll Shows Walden Competitive Statewide

As he ponders whether to run for governor in 2010, Rep. Greg Walden, the lone Republican in the state’s Congressional delegation, has a new GOP poll to analyze that showed him running very competitively with three potential Democratic candidates.

In the Moore Information poll of 506 registered voters conducted June 2-3, Walden led Secretary of State Bill Bradbury (D) 39 percent to 35 percent, trailed former Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) 42 percent to 38 percent, and ran behind fellow Rep. Peter DeFazio (D) 41 percent to 37 percent. The poll had a 4.4-point margin of error.

“While some political pundits and Democrat leaders would have you believe that Oregon Republican candidates have no future in statewide office, in fact, the 2010 race for governor will be competitive,— the pollsters at Moore Information, a Portland-based firm, wrote.

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