Skip to comments.Fallin wins Oklahoma GOP nod for governor; Askins ahead in Democratic race (Another win for Sarah!)
Posted on 07/27/2010 8:49:21 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Rep. Mary Fallin (R) won the Republican nod in Oklahoma's open-seat gubernatorial race, clinching the nomination outright in a four-candidate field.
On the Democratic side, Lt. Gov. Jari Askins appeared headed toward a victory over state Attorney General Drew Edmondson, who had held a double-digit lead in polling heading into the primary.
Fallin, a two-term congresswoman and former lieutenant governor who has been endorsed by national Republicans including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, won the GOP nod outright with 59 percent. Her main rival, state Sen. Randy Brogdon, won 34 percent while two other challengers, businessman Robert Hubbard and retired businessman Roger Jackson, were in the single digits.
Meanwhile, Askins was ahead with 53 percent over Edmondson who had 47 percent. Edmondson -- the son of former Rep. Ed Edmondson (D) and the nephew of former Gov. and Sen. J. Howard Edmondson (D) -- had been the favorite heading into the primary and had been endorsed by the NRA, while Askins received an eleventh-hour endorsement from former University of Oklahoma and Dallas Cowboys head coach Barry Switzer.
National Republicans hailed Fallin's victory. "Mary Fallin brings a proven record and a strong vision for an Oklahoma where taxes are low, government spending is under control, and people are more free to make their own choices for what is best for them and their families," the Republican Governors Association said in a release.
The race to succeed term-limited Gov. Brad Henry (D) has been viewed by most political handicappers as a prime pickup opportunity for Republicans - Oklahoma was the only state where every county voted for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in 2008, giving the Republican presidential nominee 66 percent of the vote.
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Another stellar example of the Midas touch of Sarah Palin’s Endorsement Power!
That election is next week!
I am sure that the professional Ankle-biters (A.K.A. PDS Sufferers) will be along to tell us how impure Fallin is from a conservative perspective and how this really means nothing concerning Palin except she only endorses RINOs.
Just wait and see...
I met Congresswoman Fallin when she came to Tucson in 2008 for a fundraiser. She was very impressive, and I am thrilled that she will be Oklahoma’s next governor.
She and my governor will get along really well, I’m sure.
Mary is a great gal, and Oklahoma rocks republican red, not to say that Palin’s endorsement wasn’t swell, but take nothing away from Mary. She is a runaway in her own right in Oklahoma and she can beat the democrat. Who wouldn’t endorse Fallin? Are Palin’s endorsement’s 100%, I mean outside of our red states? I think may be, but haven’t heard, outside of the gimme states, so I don’t know.
“Them wimmins shuddint be runin things in gubbermint. They shud be kepped at home barfoot an pegnunt.” [/sarc]
Are you serious? I have been assured by many FReepers that Palin's endorsement of McCain will have absolutely no affect on Arizona voters.
Sorry, but the suspense was just killing me.
Please, Arizona voters, please, really, vote in the majority for J.D. Hayworth!
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