Republican Challengers Bring Drug Stance Into Governor's Race

Jun 18, 2014

Credit Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

A Republican with nearly a quarter century in political office who has never lost an election, Gov. Mary Fallin, faces two lesser-known opponents in next week's GOP primary who have made their support of marijuana legalization an issue in the campaign.

Criminal defense attorney Chad Moody is known around Oklahoma City as "The Drug Lawyer," while computer network operator Dax Ewbank is a libertarian leaning Republican and father of seven from Guthrie. Both say they support the full legalization of cannabis.

Fallin says legalizing marijuana even for medical use is not something she supports.

If Fallin secures more than 50 percent of the primary vote, she will advance to the November general election against Democratic state Rep. Joe Dorman of Rush Springs and two independents.


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