Edmond Race Drawing Conservative Cash

By Ben Allen, KOSU

There’s only one statewide office up for vote Tuesday in

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Oklahoma, so the political establishment has turned its attention to a few key local races. One of those involves the State Senate Appropriations Chair, Clark Jolley (R–Edmond).

Fellow Republican Paul Blair, a local pastor and former professional football player, is challenging Jolley. Both seem to be staking out similar conservative positions, yet money is flowing into the race at an impressive rate.

“There’s no question, I have been a conservative champion for Edmond. It’s just you can’t beat somebody by saying they’ve done a good job,” said Clark Jolley.

His priorities include cutting taxes, fighting President Obama’s health care law, and believes in a right to life. Then there’s Paul Blair. He supports cutting taxes, fighting President Obama’s health care law, and believes in a right to life. So what’s the difference? Continue reading