This morning Rep. Kevin McDugle posted a clear repudiation of the claims of Oklahoma's US Senator, James Lankford. McDugle states that he personally & directly told the former youth minister that he will not endorse him, but Lankford appears to have publicly listed McDugle as one of several endorsements he now holds.
Lankford is facing a strong & energetic challenge from Jackson Lahmeyer, who just hosted a large series of events in the OKC metro area. The Lahmeyer campaign says over 2000 attended a Lahmeyer rally featuring Trump's former pick for National Security Advisor, General Mike Flynn.
Lankford drew severe 'blowback' for several actions over the past couple years, including lying about how he would vote in the crucial January 6th congressional matters. Lankford followed up with even more damaging statements of capitulation to leftist activists, affirming the BLM narrative that minority voting rights are under attack.
Lankford appears to be calling in favors from several current & former politicians. Former Congressman, Jim Bridenstine, whom Lankford greatly helped secure confirmation to be the NASA Administrator; has actively & publicly promoted Lankford's re election. Bridenstine is currently assisting aerospace companies secure funding and contracts.
The Lahmeyer campaign says that Rep. Dean Davis(R-Broken Arrow) is also falsely listed in a recent Lankford campaign publication. We were not yet able to confirm any similar reprimand statement from Davis' social media accts.
This election pits two ordained ministers in a race to serve Oklahoma in the US Senate for 6 more years. Sure, the Lahmeyer campaign is jumping on this incident. It's especially impacting because it reflects on the honesty & integrity of a 'man of the cloth'.
One Tulsan said of Lankford; "While we don't always like how any politician votes, it's far worse when they lie to our face and then leave us abandoned & feeling betrayed. And it's even worse when they lack the integrity to apologize."
On the other hand; a separate issue is who our alternative should be, when we're disenchanted with an incumbent. A novice must clear a high bar to convince us that he's more fit than the incumbent we already have.
We're posting up the recent press release from the Lahmeyer campaign. It's written as a news bulletin, but clearly uses language designed to maximize the scandal for the advantage of the Lahmeyer case for voter support.