Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Griffin: Lankford 'Story of the primary season'

Blogger Andrew Griffin of the Red Dirt Report said today that 5th District congressional candidate James Lankford is "the story of the primary season."

Griffin, speaking with Reid Mullins on KTOK's morning show, said he expects a runoff in the 5th District between political newcomer Lankford and veteran politician Kevin Calvey.

Griffin said Lankford's campaign got boosts from the endorsements of former Congressman J. C. Watts and former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee. He added that Lankford "connected with people" as he campaigned.

In another race, Griffin said Republican attorney general candidate Scott Pruitt has "overtaken" opponent Ryan Leonard and he expects Pruitt to win the primary.

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