Andy Coleman is calling out Kevin Hern for breaking his own pledge less than 48 hours after signing his "positive campaigning' pledge.
This campaign for Oklahoma's 1st congressional district is just 10 days from a key 5-way Republican primary election.
This sort of action is often indicative of a discouraging internal polling development.
This could be read as a possible Coleman surge?
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Coleman's campaign manager contacted Muskogee Politico and provided the following press statement:
On June 13, 2018, Kevin Hern wrote and signed a pledge [link] to run a positive race free from negative campaigning. Today, not even 48 hours later, Mr. Hern went back on his word by running television and radio ads attacking military veteran Andy Coleman. Mr. Hern broke his promise.
Contrary to Mr. Hern's misleading attacks, Andy Coleman is in no way a part of the recent campaign ads that call into question Hern's past activities.
Andy Coleman has run a positive, issues-based campaign. He is not running any negative advertisements against Mr. Hern, and for Mr. Hern to suggest otherwise is simply wrong."
- Statement attributed to Steven Craven, Campaign Manager