With the filing deadline passed last week, the race for governor is officially underway.
Among the most prominent candidates racing for the May primary are Democrats John Kitzhaber and Bill Bradbury, and Republicans Chris Dudley, Allen Alley, Bill Sizemore and John Lim.
With Democrat Ted Kulongoski ineligible for a third consecutive term, the field appears to be wide open with three Democrats and nine Republicans vying to be Oregon's 37th chief executive...
Results of most early public opinion surveys peg either Kitzhaber or Bradbury ahead of the Republicans, though not overwhelmingly — except for Sizemore, who trails both by big margins.
Read the full story at the Statesman Journal.