Gov. Mary Fallin has her first primary challenger in the form of 2010 opponent Randy Brogdon. Yesterday, on Christmas Day, Brogdon announced his intention to run for Governor again.
This week, I am filing the necessary paperwork to challenge Mary Fallin for the Republican nomination for Governor of Oklahoma. In the coming months, I will be making my case to Republican primary voters why I believe Constitutional Conservative leadership is needed in the Governor’s office.
Government is too big and too powerful and we all know it. It spends too much, borrows too much, taxes too much, regulates too much and snoops too much. We are in the fight of our lives for liberty, and I feel morally obligated to lead that fight on behalf of Oklahoma families.
My promise as governor is to protect Oklahoma families from the overreach of federal and state government and to restore your God given unalienable rights of life, liberty and property.
Right now, I invite you to join my team by visiting the Join the Campaign page on this website and/or by making a contribution. I need your help.
My immediate objective is to raise much-needed funds and recruit the help I’ll need to communicate with Oklahomans on the issues that are so important to all of us. After meeting our initial objectives, I hope to invite you to join me at an official announcement event some time in late January or early February.
For now, please know the battle for liberty in Oklahoma has started, and with your help, I am committed to leading this fight. I can assure you of this, as your governor, I will not allow Oklahoma to be a mere puppet of the federal government any longer.
This announcement prompted similar reactions from prominent Fallin and Brogdon supporters across the state. Denise Northrup, Fallin's chief-of-staff and campaign manager said on Facebook "Santa knew just what to bring me!". Charlie Meadows, OCPAC Chairman and longtime Brogdon advocate, called it "a huge Christmas present".
Fallin defeated Brogdon in the GOP primary four years ago 55%-39% in a four-way race.