Candidates for Okla. governor attend forum
LAWTON, Okla. (AP) - Candidates for Oklahoma governor are proposing ways to reduce the state prison population, improve the economy and cut the state's high school dropout rate.
Four gubernatorial hopefuls aired their views at a forum sponsored by the Oklahoma Academy.
Attorney General Drew Edmondson and Lt. Gov. Jari Askins, the Democratic candidates, and Republican candiates Roger Jackson and Robert Hubbard were on hand for the event at Cameron University.
Forum organizers say Republican hopeful, state Sen. Randy Brogdon, was scheduled to appear but didn't. U.S. Rep. Mary Fallin didn't plan to attend.
The six candidates are campaigning to replace Democratic Gov. Brad Henry, who is term-limited.
The primary is scheduled for July 27 and the general election is set for Nov. 2.