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Dana Murphy Receives Endorsement from Oklahoma Conservative Political Action Committee

May 22, 2008

(Oklahoma City, OK) Dana Murphy has received the endorsement of the Oklahoma Conservative Political Action Committee for her candidacy for Corporation Commission.

“I’m truly honored to receive the endorsement of the Oklahoma Conservative Political Action Committee. It is very humbling to be supported by my fellow Conservatives,” said Murphy.

Murphy spoke to the committee on Wednesday, and besides her speech, spent 30 minutes taking in-depth questions from the audience. Afterward, the committee voted to give her its endorsement, spotlighting her conservative credentials and significant experience in the race for Corporation Commissioner.

“Her depth of knowledge, passion to serve in this office, and the belief by our members that she would be a fair Corporation Commissioner, and one who is above reproach, influenced our members to overwhelming vote to endorse her,” Chairman Charlie Meadows said of the committee’s vote.

“She earned it,” Meadows added.

The Oklahoma Conservative Political Action Committee has built a reputation in Oklahoma as being a stalwart supporter of conservative ideology.

UPDATE: Murphy has Three Question for Johnson

May 1, 2008

We just received this in our inbox from the Murphy campaign:

There are three questions that are yet to be answered by Rob Johnson.

First, did he transfer funds from his House account to his Corporation Commission account?

Second, what was the amount of that rollover?

Third, did he vote for the ethics reform package that would have prohibited this very practice (HB2196 Sec. J.)?

Rob Johnson: "Dana Murphy’s Lagging Campaign Stoops to False Negative Attack on Fellow Republican"

May 1, 2008

“Desperate candidates say desperate things when they find themselves lagging far behind their opponents, but Dana Murphy should at least get her facts straight.” – Rep. Rob Johnson

Literally, as soon as we posted the Dana Murphy piece, we received a press release release from the Johnson campaign refuting her claims. Saying that Murphy is playing “loose with the truth” and is trying to explain away her “fundraising failures” by “fabricating the facts.” Johnson says in his release that he showed nearly twice as much cash on hand as Murphy when he filed his fundraising report yesterday with the Oklahoma State Ethics Commission. Johnson had $251,981 to Murphy’s $128,458.

From the release:

“Dana Murphy’s campaign is using funny numbers and funny dates to make bogus claims,” said Keili Hicks, a spokesperson for the Johnson campaign. In an attempt to strengthen her own fundraising shortfall, Murphy argued that Johnson’s campaign had rolled over his State House account on April 30th.

Hicks said Murphy’s facts were clearly wrong. She says that Johnson launched his Corporation Commission account January 30, nearly three months earlier than Murphy falsely claimed.

“If there’s someone playing a shell game, it is clearly Dana Murphy who actually violated state ethics rules when she filed her report several days late during the January reporting period,” Hicks said.

“The biggest disappointment is that Murphy has violated Ronald Reagan’s 11th Commandment once again, which was to not attack a fellow Republican,” Hicks said.

“Dana Murphy should spend more time focusing on the needs of Oklahoma voters and less time on false negative attacks. Perhaps conservative Republican Party leaders should remind Murphy that our battle is with the liberal Democrat incumbent and not each other.

Dana Murphy: "Voters in Oklahoma Have Grown Weary of Candidates Who Are Looking for the Next Rung in Their Political Ladder."

May 1, 2008

“Everywhere I travel across this great state, voters of all social and economic backgrounds admit that my campaign is very different, very refreshing. Voters can easily see that to move the state forward on energy policy, they need someone who actually understands the industry and isn’t bought and paid for by special interests.” Dana Murphy

Republican Oklahoma Corporation Commission candidate Dana Murphy took the gloves off today in a press release sent to the media. Calling her race with State Rep. Rob Johnson (R-Kingfisher) the classic “David versus Goliath” scenario, Murphy said she has “probably forgotten more about the Corporation Commission than her opponents will ever know.” She goes on to say that “voters in Oklahoma have grown weary of candidates who are looking for the next rung in their political ladder.”

Murphy also questions Rep. Johnson’s fundraising prowess:

“It seems disingenuous for my opponent to boast of his fundraising for this particular race when a closer look at his donations reveals a disparity between what is said and what is done. Review of Ethics Commission reporting shows money raised by Representative Johnson has actually been contributed to his House account from many of those with a vested interest in legislation this session. As of April 29, 2008, there was not a report showing any funds contributed into his Corporation Commission account. He finally rolled over his House account contributions into his Commission account on April 30, 2008.”

This will be an interesting race to watch.