John Kitzhaber Wins Oregon
Democrat defeats ex-NBA player Chris Dudley for governor
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 4, 2010 2:04 AM CDT
John Kitzhaber makes remarks during an election night party Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, in Portland, Ore.   (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
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(Newser) – It was too close to call until late yesterday, but former standout NBA shot blocker Chris Dudley couldn't block Democrat John Kitzhaber from winning a historic third term as Oregon governor. Kitzhaber, whose last term ended 7 years ago, will replace Gov. Ted Kulongoski, AP reports. The Democratic governor is leaving office after the two consecutive terms allowed by state law.