Gary Richardson on Principles & Values
Got 14% of the vote as Independent in 2002 Governor's race
It will be interesting to see if Republicans have forgiven--or even remember--Richardson's role in the 2002 gubernatorial election. Many Republicans blamed Richardson's entry in that race as an independent for Democrat Brad Henry's surprise victory.
In fact, a lot of the polling at the time indicated Richardson's populist message pulled as many votes from Henry as it did from GOP nominee Steve Largent.
Richardson's campaign message is very similar to the one he employed in 2002, when he received 14 percent of the vote.
Richardson has attacked the Republican-led Legislature's attempts to increase revenue through what amount to fee and tax increases, and vowed to eliminate the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority.
Source: Tulsa World on 2018 Oklahoma governor race
, Jul 30, 2017
Freedom to work & worship free of government interference
To me, the word "Liberty" speaks of a state of being free from oppressive restrictions, regardless of who is behind the oppressive conduct. This leaves one with the ability to enjoy that which life has to offer, be it social, political, economical
rights, privileges and/or spiritual.
As for government, I will always stand on the side of liberty and work to ensure that Oklahomans have the freedom to work, speak, and worship free of government interference.
Source: 2018 Oklahoma governor campaign website GaryRichardson.org
, May 2, 2017
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