Dudley wished John Kitzhaber well and said he hoped he got the message Oregonians were trying to tell him. Namely that a lot of them were so disenchanted with the prospect of a Kitzhaber third term that they almost voted for an Ivy-schooled backup center who's never served in government before. Although Dudley put it differently. Something about setting aside our differences.
But Duds, it seems, wasn't up for much of a postmortem. "We haven't had time to let the dust settle," he said. He also wouldn't say whether he'd try again after a bruising campaign. "Right now I'm just going inside to have a margarita."
Good choice! According to Yelp reviewer Andrew M.: "The large margarita is about the size of your head."
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