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Former NBAer Chris Dudley wins Oregon gubernatorial primary

Chris Dudley, NBA center to Chris Dudley, governor of Oregon.

It could happen. Tuesday night Dudley won the Oregon Republican primary for governor. Apparently Oregon Republicans like defensive-minded shot blockers -- which somehow seems fitting with a conservative worldview.

The problem Dudley faces is that the majority of Oregonians do not share his worldview -- Oregon is about as blue a state as there is in the nation. The last time Oregon had a Republican governor was 1987 -- when Dudley was still blocking shots at Yale. But at least he’s still in the race.