The annual Dorchester Conference is a GOP rally, that pumps up the party's constituents and candidates for upcoming elections. This year's conference, held in Seaside, was host to the first formal debate of the Republican's candidates for Oregon's Gubernatorial race, which includes former NBA star, and Portland Trailblazer, Chris Dudley. Dudley's performance was strong, and well coached. He faced Alan Alley and John Lim in the debates, and held his own on most topics. It'll be interesting to see how he plays as the election process moves forward, certainly he's a favorite in the GOP camp.