Oklahoma Democratic party chairman discusses elections


IS WHAT HE WAS DOING. Reporter: ROB HUGHES, KOCO 5 NEWS. AND COMMITMENT TO THOUSAND 14 THE ISSUES AT STAKE IN THIS ELECTION AND WE SAT DOWN WITH THE CHAIRMAN OF THE TWO LARGEST POLITICAL PARTIES IN OKLAHOMA FIRST, THE DEMOCRATS. HERE IS WENDELL EDWARDS WITH THE ISSUES THEY ARE CHAMPIONING. Reporter: IT IS RACE TO THE FINISH THIS ELECTION SEASON IN THE DEMOCRATS SAY THEY ARE FIGHTING FOR EVERY SINGLE VOTE. WE WILL BE WORKING ON ELECTION DAY. WE ARE NOT GOING TO QUIT EARLY. Reporter: LAWLESS COLLINS CHAIRMAN OF THE OKLAHOMA CREDIT PARTY, STATE REP JOE DORMAN TRYING TO UNSEAT GOVERNOR MARY FALLON. COLLINS TOP ISSUE IS EDUCATION. I THINK EDUCATION IS THE KEY TO JOBS. YOU HAVE TO HAVE AN EDUCATED WORKFORCE TO ATTRACT NEW INDUSTRY AND WELL PAYING JOBS THAT ARE GOING TO PAY MORE THAN MINIMUM WAGE. Reporter: COLLINS SAID THE FEDERAL RACES MAY BE THE MOST EXCITING HE SAID THE TOP ISSUE OVERALL HEALTHCARE GIVING OKLAHOMA THE COVERAGE IT NEEDS. FOR OUR GOVERNOR TO TURN DOWN THE $54 MILLION THAT WOULD EXPAND HEALTH CARE COVERAGE I THINK THAT WAS WRONG. Reporter: IN THE RACE FOR STATE SUPERINTENDENT THE TOP ISSUE, HIRING AND KEEPING GOOD TEACHERS. WE’VE GOT GREAT TEACHERS IN OKLAHOMA AND PROOF OF THAT IS TEXAS AND KANSAS AND ARKANSAS AND ALL THESE SURROUNDING STATE LOVE TO HIRE OKLAHOMA TEACHERS. IS TOO BAD WE DON’T PAY THEM WHAT THEY ARE WORTH. Reporter: THE DEMOCRATS UNDERSTAND THIS IS THE REDDEST




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