Fallin, Askins To Face Off In Edmond Debate Tuesday Night

Tuesday, October 19th 2010, 8:40 am
By: News On 6


EDMOND, OK -- The two women hoping to be Oklahoma's next governor will meet Tuesday night in a debate at the University of Central Oklahoma.

Republican U.S. Rep. Mary Fallin and Democratic Lt. Gov. Jari Askins will face off at 7 p.m.    University officials say tickets to the debate are no longer available. 

Both candidates are vying to replace Gov. Brad Henry.  The winner will make history, becoming Oklahoma's first female governor.

Fallin and Askins were in Tulsa earlier this month to address the Tulsa Rotary Club.

10/6/2010 Related Story: Governor Candidates Jari Askins And Mary Fallin Talk Hot Topics At Tulsa Rotary Club

While they differ on many hot topics, the candidates actually agree on a number of issues. Both say they oppose State Question 744, which would increase to the regional average the amount of money Oklahoma spends per student.  Both candidates also support Oklahoma's push to "opt-out" of the federal health care law.

The latest SoonerPoll showed Fallin has a 16-point advantage over Askins.

To read more about the candidates, check out NewsOn6.com/politics.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.