The Oklahoman is reporting that Republican super PACs are no longer working with Fount Holland, now that he is charged with serious felony conspiracy to help defeat a Republican incumbent using liberal labor union money.
Several candidates & elected officials may also be quietly preparing to make similar moves, to protect themselves from similar allegations.
The charges draw a narrative of illegal conspiracy to coordinate a candidate's efforts with a 'dark money' group. Joy Hofmeister decided to run as a Republican & seek to oust Republican State Superintendent Janet Barresi. Hofmeister was a political novice from the Jenks School Board. Democrats strongly supported her and gave massive amounts to both her campaign and the conspiring dark money group.
Here's the Oklahoman's account:
The case will likely take several more months to even start litigation. Some are speculating that Hofmeister should seek a misdemeanor plea agreement. A felony record would prevent her from holding this elective office.
But it would be difficult for Hofmeister to survive a Republican primary challenge, given the implications of a collusion with historic liberal groups like the OEA and Public Schools Administration groups.