Tea party activists have railed for change in their government leaders, but more than 40 percent of the legislative seats up for re-election in Oklahoma this year have drawn no challengers.
When Senate holdover positions are added, half of the Oklahoma
Legislature is guaranteed to return to the Statehouse next year. Political newcomer Randy Grau expected to spend the summer canvassing Edmond neighborhoods in the sweltering Oklahoma heat and
convincing voters to elect him to the state House. Instead, he and his family plan to take a vacation.
Grau was the only candidate to file for the Edmond House seat being vacated by state Rep. Ken Miller. He also was the only non-incumbent to get what lawmakers call a "free pass."