Friday, July 9, 2010

Fallin Manager Responds To Brogdon Attack Ad

Mary Fallin's campaign for governor today responded to a television commercial from opponent Randy Brogdon attacking her.

In an email to supporters, Fallin Campaign Manager Denise Northrup wrote, "Yesterday State Senator Randy Brogdon went on the air with a misleading attack ad smearing Mary's character and her record. In the last 24 hours, we have received a number of calls and emails from conservatives who are upset with Senator Brogdon's negative campaigning and his divisive politics.

"I'm writing now to assure you that Mary will continue to run a clean, positive campaign--and focus on our conservative values and the issues facing Oklahoma. Oklahoma needs a strong, conservative governor who can get this state back on track, create jobs and end the budget crisis. With the future of Oklahoma and our country at stake, we don't need mudslinging, misleading ads, or politics as usual.

"We think Mary's positive message on her conservative record and focus on the future of Oklahoma is the reason for her success. With just 18 days to go before the primary election on July 27th, the Fallin for Governor campaign is continuing to talk about the issues and her vision for our state.

"In the last several days we have received the endorsement of conservative stalwarts like Sarah Palin, who called Mary a 'strong, smart conservative' with 'political backbone,' Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, who signed that state's tough immigration bill into law and knows Mary will fight to stop illegal immigration, and Minnesota's conservative Governor Tim Pawlenty. All these leaders have given their support to Mary because they know she will fight for our values and provide principled, conservative leadership from the governor's office.

"In the next several weeks you can expect to see our campaign continue to build momentum and ramp up our campaign activities. What you won't see is negative campaigning or dirty political attacks. We think it's important to focus on the issues voters care about and the problems facing working Oklahomans, not to smear other conservatives. I think you'll agree!"

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