Candidates for Okla. gov. make final pitch

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) - The six candidates for governor will try
to separate themselves from their opponents during the final
gubernatorial forum before next Tuesday's primary election.

Officials with the nonpartisan Oklahoma Academy for State Goals
say all six have agreed to attend the forum at 7 p.m. Wednesday at
Northeastern State University in Tahlequah.

Attorney General Drew Edmondson and Lt. Gov. Jari Askins are
battling for the Democratic nomination.

Republicans include U.S. Rep. Mary Fallin, state Sen. Randy
Brogdon, and Oklahoma City businessmen Roger Jackson and Robert
Hubbard. If no candidate receives a majority of the votes, a
primary runoff election will be held Aug. 24.

Wednesday's event is the sixth forum sponsored by the Oklahoma
Academy.


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