There's a lot of grumbling going on amongst the political chattering class that Vicki Walker's putative run for Governor will make it much tougher to retain her Eugene-area State Senate seat.
The popular GOP mayor of Eugene, Jim Torrey, has announced a campaign for the seat. With Walker potentially out of that race, the GOP will have a much easier time closing the gap in the Senate.
Of course, a gubernatorial primary challenge against the incumbent, Ted Kulongoski, is a tall order - especially given the fundraising gap.
So, the question for Blue Oregonians... If you were advising Vicki Walker, what would you suggest as the best way for her to advance her policy goals? A very tough race against Governor Kulongoski - or a re-election campaign against Jim Torrey?