No political chatter 7 weeks before Okla. election
Ponca City Now - September 14, 2014 10:35 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Oklahoma’s broadcast airwaves are practically void of political advertising just seven weeks before Oklahomans make their choices for the U.S. Senate, Congress, governor and other offices in the November 4th general election.
Voters were inundated with political chatter as candidates tried to gain momentum in the days and weeks before June and August primary elections where voters picked their parties’ nominees for the state’s top offices.
Political observers say it won’t be long before Oklahoma politics returns to the airwaves after campaigns revamp, retool and recover resources spent on primary elections in June and runoffs that followed in August.
Keith Gaddie, chairman of the University of Oklahoma’s political science department, says primary races depleted the finances of candidates who must replenish their war chest to get back on the air.