Moderate Tulsa mayor faces fierce political crosscurrents
The Associated Press - August 22, 2020 11:33 am
TULSA, Okla. (AP) – By all accounts, Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum has been a fast-rising political star in Oklahoma. H0wever, as the city’s mayoral election approaches on Tuesday, Bynum finds himself under attack from both the left and the right in the city of 420,000. Bynum is also thought to have wounded himself with some political missteps that have presented a possible opening for one of seven challengers hoping to unseat him.
Perceived struggles by Bynum to keep his balance illustrate some of the strong political crosscurrents being created by the coronavirus pandemic crisis, along with protests over racial justice, and the President’s reelection bid.