Campaigning for next month's Presidential primary in Oklahoma


Monday, January 19th 2004, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


Tulsans won't cast their ballots in the Democratic primary election for another two weeks. But that didn't stop some Tulsa supporters from pounding the pavement for their favorite candidates Monday.

News on 6 anchor Terry Hood says Iowa was not the only state talking politics Monday. Tulsa's Democratic Party spent the Martin Luther King Holiday campaigning. Sandwiched between the churches and the bands, dozens of local Democrats walked the parade route with a purpose. One message was clear, get out and vote on February 3rd.

But who you should vote for was subject to debate. Missouri Congressman Dick Gephardt, North Carolina Senator John Edwards, even long-shot Dennis Kucinich got some support. But the Howard Dean team out shouted them all. Even though Dean has lost some ground in the polls recently, supporters say he's going to come out on top.

But some think Dean's shrinking lead is giving other candidates a real shot. Dustin Peterson, John Edwards' supporter: “just to support John Edwards hoping for strong victory tonight in Iowa and also in Oklahoma."

Mike Workman, Howard Dean supporter: "when I selected Dean back in April he was at the bottom. He's now still the front-runner nationally and we're looking to make him #1 in Tulsa and #1 in Oklahoma."

For more information on the Democratic presidential hopefuls, look on the right side of KOTV.com’s homepage for the Campaign 2004 button. We have links to all of the candidate's websites as well as the independent political website, Project Vote Smart.