ENID, Okla. (AP) - Hoping to ride a wave of tea party-style
conservatism into the GOP primary election for governor, state Sen.
Randy Brogdon is trying to bring down U.S. Rep. Mary Fallin, a
longtime Republican Party favorite.
Many consider the race a referendum on whether the energy on
display at crowded tea party events across the state can translate
into voter turnout on election day.
Fallin and Brogdon are the top contenders in a GOP primary field
that includes Oklahoma City businessmen Roger Jackson and Robert
Hubbard. The primary election is July 27. All are seeking to
replace term-limited Democratic Gov. Brad Henry.
Fallin has raised $1.7 million for her campaign, according to
the most recent Ethics Commission reports, compared to Brogdon's