Sharp Contrasts Define the Frontrunners in Gubernatorial Race

The Kevin Stitt-Drew Edmondson race will be a study in contrasts, with Stitt positioning himself as a Donald Trump-like outsider with business acumen, and Edmondson positioning himself as a serious-minded, experienced public servant wanting more support for education and social services.

This Year, a Primary Runoff of Historic Proportions

If there is one thing clear about today’s runoff election, it’s that voters and observers are in for a record level of suspense. The election will feature the largest number of runoffs in at least two decades, and possibly the most in state history.

Stitt’s Mortgage Firm Failed to Tell Regulators of Past Problems

Republican gubernatorial candidate Kevin Stitt’s mortgage company did not tell Wisconsin officials about its past run-ins with other states’ regulators when it applied for a mortgage banking license a decade ago, according to documents obtained by Oklahoma Watch. Stitt says it was a clerical error.

Few Statewide Candidates Voluntarily Disclose Financial Information

Only four of 28 candidates for statewide elected office in Oklahoma have voluntarily released details about their personal finances similar to what is typically disclosed by federal candidates and candidates in other states. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Drew Edmondson released his tax returns and detailed finances. Republicans Mick Cornett and Kevin Stitt declined to release theirs, as did most of the non-gubernatorial candidates.

To Disclose or Not to Disclose

Some candidates made it clear why they refused to provide details about their personal finances as requested by Oklahoma Watch. Others explained why thought it best to release them. Read their statements.