Does Chairman Ford seem to favor candidates from one particular consulting firm? Some say his behavior seems to indicate so.
On Wednesday, Tulsa County Sheriff candidate, Officer Luke Sherman of the Tulsa Police Dept., was threatened directly and trashed in the media for announcing his intention to run in the upcoming race for county sheriff.
Tulsa GOP county chairman, Michael Ford, called the Sherman campaign declaration "rash" and "juvenile". Michael Ford wants all Republicans to support Vic Regalado, who was just elected to finish the last months of the term the Stanley Glanz had been serving, prior to his resignation in disgrace. This morning, Officer Sherman was live in the studio of 1170KFAQ with morning drive host, Pat Campbell. Sherman told KFAQ listeners that he and others received a threatening email from Chairman Ford.
In a few days, Sheriff-elect Vic Regalado will also declare as a candidate for a new term as Tulsa County Sheriff. Will Ford regard Regalado as "rash and juvenile"?
The special election just completed was without a runoff election despite the failure of any of the nearly dozen Republicans who sought the office, to win a majority of the vote.
Yesterday, four of those candidates stated that they would have thrown their support to Sherman in the event that there was a normal runoff election. their combined vote tallies vastly surpasses that of Sheriff-elect Vic Regalado.
Tulsa GOP county chairman, Michael Ford, called the Sherman campaign declaration "rash and juvenile"
Coincidently, Vic Regalado's fundraising irregularities surfaced just days prior to the special election primary date. Regalado still has not answered many direct questions from his Republican opponents. Many Republicans fear that the massive dark money used to get Regalado elected is an indicator that Tulsa County will continue to have a sheriff's office clouded in controversy.
Also in dispute is the practice of buying rank advancements at the Tulsa Police Department. Regalado paid money to expedite his rank advancement.
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