“Every time I’ve run a campaign, especially the statewide races, there are areas where Democrats say I’m too conservative,” Askins said. “Then as soon as I win, the other side tries to tie us to partisan politics outside the state of Oklahoma.
“I really am a centrist. I don’t try to target any particular group. I just try to appeal to the average Oklahoman.”
Well, that would certainly explain this:
The campaign manager for Lt. Governor Jari Askins in her bid to become the first woman governor of Oklahoma made it clear today there will not be an invitation to the White House to have the President visit Oklahoma.
“We don’t have any plans to have any Washington politicians campaigning for the lieutenant governor,” said Sid Hudson, the Askins campaign manager. “We’re campaigning for the governor of Oklahoma and we’re going to be asking lots of Oklahomans to help us in this campaign.
And I was so looking forward to a perfunctory meet-and-greet with Joltin’ Joe Biden.