In the wake of AG Mike Hunter's hasty exit from public life, His 2018 rival, Gentner Drummond, quickly announced his 2022 bid to become the next elected Attorney General.
In his weekend press release, Drummond is quoted; "I will be the first to admit that I have never been the choice of the political elite,” said Drummond. “I wear their rejection as a badge of honor. I am not running for office to serve them–I am running to serve the People of Oklahoma.”
Political columnist, Al Gerhart, listed Drummond as a likely candidate even before the Drummond press release was made widely known. But a big factor also impacting the race will be whom Gov. Stitt appoints to finish the current term, for the next 18 months. It's the same incumbency stature which helped Mike Hunter (a consummate political insider) build a campaign and fund it with donations from those who need a favorable AG's office.
Drummond is well aware of the power of political elitism and the pack of Lincoln Blvd. In 2018 he detailed to Sooner Politics how people in high power command the loyalty of those they appoint to state offices. There's no doubt Drummond would shake up that order, but we can only speculate just how?
Trebor Werthen of the former A.H. Strategies was a lead strategist in the 2018 campaign, and Jenna Worthen is listed as the filer of the 2022 campaign, as of last November. Tomahawk Strategies also helped Drummond's 2018 race, and may play a part in 2022.
This is developing and will likely be updated...