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Wednesday, June 08, 2011

More Election Rumors - 2nd District and District Attorney

Mad dash.  That's the best way to describe the inside view of the many candidates with their eyes on the prize for both Oklahoma's 2nd Congressional District (being vacated by Dan Boren) as well as the Oklahoma County District Attorney spot in three years.  Republicans are excited at the opportunity to take a clean sweep of the Congressional District and with the Ersland case hanging over the D.A.'s office, as well as the targeting of Representative Randy Terrill, Representative Mike Christian and former Senator Debbe Leftwich, Prater now has Republicans frothing at the mouth to win back the District Attorney's position.

GOP revolution will continue as before.
And the Republican tsunami looks to continue.

On the 2nd District side of things, McCarville has a pretty adept analysis of the situation and Faught's son even has a story he posted about his father, George Faught, forming an "exploratory committee" (translated:  Fundraising apparatus) for the 2nd District.  McCarville is correct - this will be a national race, meaning that there will be national attention drawn to it and whomever the Democratic candidate ends up being, that person will have a ton of money thrown his/her direction.  Right now, Kenneth Corn seems to be the odds-on favorite to win that nomination but on the Republican side, it is tough to tell.  Faught is the first to aggressively discuss the issue, but you can rest assured that Republican consultants are even now out recruiting candidates with deep pockets.

On the more local level, rumors are still flying that former State Representative and Iraq war veteran, Kevin Calvey, is considering a run for Oklahoma County District Attorney.  While Calvey authored the "Stand Your Ground" law, he was on Fox 25 providing analysis that what Jerome Ersland did was wrong, which, on the surface, makes it appear as though he is in agreement with Prater on the prosecution of Ersland. However, the anti-Prater movement is picking up steam and petition drives have started to free Ersland and encourage the Governor to commute his sentence (whatever it may be) or to pardon him completely.  This translates into increased drive and revenue for whomever the Republican candidate will be - and lest we forget, the Republican tidal wave is still in effect.  Prater's discussions about the armed robber in the Ersland case wherein he described him as a "young boy," rather than an "armed robber" will come back to haunt him in the next election cycle, as well as some other issues that have taken place under his watch.  There is also some talk that someone within the District Attorney's office, a registered Republican, is considering the possibility of a run against him as well. 

In this next election cycle, no one is safe if there is a "D" after his/her name.  Every Democrat in Oklahoma will have to answer as to whether or not they support the present administration and why they have not been outspoken against the policies therein.  It will be a virtual bloodbath.  Bring your lawn chairs, a cool beverage and watch the fireworks.