Despite the different policy platforms, some analysts said that Oklahoma’s Democratic primary for governor is going to look similar to its Republican counterpart.
Each features similar archetypes in state politics: the well-established candidate with a familiar name who will have no trouble raising money, and the metro-based political leader who has been successful in his field but will likely struggle with rural voters.
Democrat Drew Edmondson, a former attorney general from Muskogee, has decades of statewide political experience. He also comes from a family with a long political history in Oklahoma. His most recent foray into the spotlight came during his campaign against State Question 777, also known as the Right to Farm bill. He opposed the measure because he said it would bind legislators’ hands while attempting to regulate the industry, it would give that industry preference over others and it threatened the environment.
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