Over at NW Republican, they're speculating that Congressman Greg Walden may vacate his congressional seat in 2008 - in order to dedicate two full years running for governor in 2010.
I think Congressman Walden will make this his last term in Congress. I think he steps down to allow someone (Sen. Jason Atkinson? Ted Ferrioli?) else to run for his seat. He works to help a Republican win the 2008 Sec. State seat. He then spends two years campaigning.
If this is the case then one would have to consider Congressman Walden as one of, if not THE, frontrunner for 2010. His entrance would definately raise the bar and there is certainly nothing wrong with a solid field of candidates.
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