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I'll have more diaries later tonight. Busy day here at work. Any way, yeah, I can't say this isn't a good idea:

National Governor's Association chair Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin addresses the morning session of the NGA's Winter Meeting in Washington, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) will not go to a local Republican Party fundraiser after the party distributed flyers advertising a Ku Klux Klan discussion at the event, Business Insider reported on Wednesday.

In the flyers, the Garvin County Republicans promoted a chat about "some things that you may not know" about the KKK. One of the event's organizers said that the discussion would be focused on how some Democrats can be tied to the Klan and said that the event was not "connected" to the KKK, according to Business Insider.

The flyer advertised that Fallin would speak at the "GOP Bean Feed" event, but a spokesman for the governor, Alex Weintz, told Business Insider that Fallin declined to attend the fundraiser.

"They had invited her to go, we had said we would look to put it on her schedule. She is not going," Weintz said.

Weintz would not say whether the KKK discussion prompted Fallin to skip the event.

"All I can tell you is she is not going and certainly that flyer was not something that is run by our office," Weintz told Business Insider. "The governor was never going to speak about any of those topics. Her plan was always to speak about her re-election campaign and her goals for the state." - TPM, 8/6/14

Here's the flyer:
One has to wonder if Fallin recently saw the poll numbers and decided showing up to this even maybe isn't a good idea:

A new Rasmussen Reports poll shows a close race between Oklahoma gubernatorial candidates Marry Fallin and Joe Dorman.

During a statewide telephone survey of likely Oklahoma voters they found Fallin with 45% support to Democratic state Representative Joe Dorman’s 40%. Seven percent favor some other candidates, while eight percent are undecided.

The poll also showed that Fallin has the support of 64% of Oklahoma Republicans, while 70% of the state’s Democrats favor Dorman. Fallin leads by seven points among voters not affiliated with either major party. - News 9, 7/18/14

Of course Fallin denies this:

Recent polls show a tight race between Fallin and Dorman - with a gap ranging from 5 to 13 points.

So does that worry her?

"We've always said were gonna run a competitive campaign and not take anything for granted. We are going to run like we are one point ahead," Governor Mary Fallin said.

But one last jab Tuesday from the Oklahoma Democratic Party - claiming the governor's spokesperson, Alex Weintz, is illegally working her campaign on Government time and on the taxpayers' dollar.

"On a day like today doing campaign work I take time off," Weintz said. "This is my annual leave, and I have a couple weeks a year and so I'm doing it to work for the campaign."

The Democratic Party filed an open records request back in April asking for documents relating to Weintz's sick and personal leave. Since they still haven't received the information - they recently filed an ethics complaint against Governor Fallin.

Fallin's campaign says the Democratic party will eventually receive the documents they requested - but the process takes time and that they aren't hiding a thing. - News 6. 8/5/14

And Joe Dorman (D. OK) is out with his first ad:

Repersenitive Joe Dorman on the floor of the state house.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Joe Dorman's first television ad of the 2014 campaign focuses on public education and accuses Republican incumbent Gov. Mary Fallin of failing Oklahoma's public schools.

The ad was released by Dorman's campaign Tuesday and features the Democratic state representative from Rush Springs speaking in a rural setting. Dorman says he grew up in a small town and relied on public education to work his way up.

He accuses Fallin of flip-flopping on education and says he will provide strong leadership. - AP, 8/5/14

We'll have to see how this all plays out but who knows what could happen. If you want to donate and get involved with Dorman's campaign, you can do so here:

Originally posted to pdc on Wed Aug 06, 2014 at 01:44 PM PDT.

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