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Edmondson says economy, quality of life keys for state

Edmondson says economy, quality of life keys for state

Tulsa World

By RANDY KREHBIEL World Staff Writer

Published: 5/5/2010 2:23 AM
Last Modified: 5/5/2010 5:06 AM

Oklahoma's gubernatorial campaign should be about the economy and improving the state's quality of life, Democratic front-runner and sitting Attorney General Drew Edmondson said Tuesday night during an appearance at a meeting sponsored by the local MoveOn.org group.

"The governor can't go to Michigan or California and recruit business to Oklahoma if he can't talk about the quality of life, if he can't talk about good things happening in the schools, if he can't talk about clean air and clean water," Edmondson told about 50 people at the Pipeliners Union Hall.

"We don't have to go from 46th to fifth (in the nation) in one year. All we have to be able to do is say that exciting things are happening in Oklahoma."

Earlier in the day, Republican gubernatorial candidate Mary Fallin's campaign had criticized Edmondson for speaking to the MoveOn.org group, which it called "extreme left wing" and "radical." A representative of the Fallin campaign was dispatched to videotape Edmondson's remarks... FULL ARTICLE


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