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CD on the Oklahoma Governors race……

Battle for the Oklahoma Governor’s Mansion on who will take the reins from outgoing popular Governor Brad Henry (D) on January 10, 2011:

Drew Edmendson

Democrats running:
State Attorney General Drew Edmondson (D): been elected to statewide office 4 times since 1994. His late father, E.A. Edmondson served 20 years in the House and his late uncle, J. Howard Edmondson served as Governor and United States Senator. The family name may or may not help him in a GOP year coming up.

Lieutenant Governor Jari Askins (D).

Republicans running:

US Rep. Mary Fallin (R-OK): former Lieutenant Governor from 1995-2007 and briefly served in the Legislature; currently serving her 2nd term in the US House.

State Senator Randy Brogdon (R-Owasso).

Possible, but unlikely to jump into the race is US Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK).

February 18, 2010 - Posted by | CD @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Politics, Updates | ,

1 Comment »

  1. For everyone on here, I think the Oklahoma Democrats are going to be pressured to keep the Governor’s Mansion in Democratic hands this year, because of the state’s continuing trend to the Republicans, for example:

    When current Governor Brad Henry (D) took office on January 13, 2003: his first year in office he enjoyed everything and got what he wanted. In 2004, the tide began to turn real fast when Republicans won the OK House of Representatives for the first time since statehood, and while Henry coasted to a landslide re-election victory in 2006, the Democrats saw their majority in the OK State Senate become virtually tied by Republicans and in 2008, Republicans gained the State Senate, making Henry the first Democratic governor to oversee a GOP-controlled legislature for the first time since statehood.

    You can also see why Oklahoma Democrats are getting nervous on the down-ballot statewide offices and open seats are in the pickings for the GOP to take advantage as Obama’s unpopularity in the Sooner State is embarrassing:

    1. Lieutenant Governor (open)
    2. State Attorney General (open)
    3. State Treasurer (open)
    4. State Superintendent of Public Instruction (open)

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | February 18, 2010 | Reply

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