Here's how Politico Reported on the gubernatorial contest & how Coburn sees the race shaping up.
Stitt's GOP opponents "hammered Stitt on stuff that wasn't accurate in the primary," said former Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.). "So what you have is spoiled children in the Republican Party not coming together."
Coburn, who nevertheless predicted that Stitt will win comfortably next week, blamed the Oklahoma Republican Party and Fallin's tenure as governor for weighing down Stitt's chances.
"Stitt and Fallin are polar opposites. I mean, she really is a [big-spending] Republican, and he really is a smart businessman that knows how to cut costs and make money," Coburn said. "That, I think, is the division. But she's created a terrible reputation for Republicans."
The Republican Governors Association group supporting Stitt in Oklahoma has aired ads saying Democrat Drew Edmondson, a former state attorney general, "stood with Hillary.” The ad also accuses Edmondson of complicity in former President Barack Obama’s “takeover of health care" before noting that President Donald Trump has endorsed Stitt.
Chris Wilson, a Republican consultant, said that watching Edmondson’s TV ads, “you’d think the guy was a Republican.”