Friday, September 3, 2010

Dudley Supports Out Of State Coffee Seller

The Kitzhaber campaign is hitting Chris Dudley on Dudley's decision to live in Washington state when he played for the Portland Trail Blazers. The argument goes that Dudley avoided paying some taxes to Oregon by living there. While Dudley did pay Oregon income tax, his campaign hasn't provided an estimate of how many other Oregon taxes Dudley was able to avoid by living across the river. Democrats continued the drumbeat today by organizing a "panel discussion" on Dudley's decision to live in Washington. So with so much attention focused on Dudley's allegiance to Oregon, why did he show up for a video chat with the Statesman-Journal today with a cup of joe purchased from a Washington-based coffee retailer?  Since he's running for the state's top office, perhaps next time he's in Salem Dudley should consider buying coffee from this place.