Thursday, June 3, 2010
State Rep. Ken Miller (R-Edmond), a Republican candidate for State Treasurer, picked up two public endorsements in recent days.
Former congressman J.C. Watts endorsed Miller today, saying that "Ken Miller has the integrity, the conservative values, and the experience necessary to be Oklahoma's next State Treasurer. He is the right person at the right time to be Oklahoma's treasurer, and is clearly the most conservative candidate in the race. Miller is a proven conservative who has the rare distinction of actually cutting government waste." *
Watts was joined by another, rather unexpected endorsement. Sitting Democrat State Treasurer Scott Meacham told KTOK News that he had urged Miller to run for Treasurer. "I felt he would be the best person for the job", he told KTOK's Jacqueline Scott. Meacham was appointed to the position in 2005 by Gov. Henry, when the previous treasurer resigned.
The latter endorsement is likely to be a stumbling-block for GOP primary voters, especially in a year that is not friendly to Democrats or Democrat support. Look for the other Republican in the race, former State Sen. Owen Laughlin, to capitalize on this opportunity.
* I disagree with that statement, but that is for another post on another day.