We’re not even to the 2008 primary, and someone may be already in 2010 campaign mode.
So why was State Rep. John Wright doing in Hollis over the weekend? Inquiring minds might just think the Broken Arrow conservative is sizing up a run for statewide office in 2010. Located in southwest Oklahoma near the Texas border, Hollis is known for being the birthplace of Darrell Royal and the fact that there are very few Republicans in Harmon County. Rep. Wright is known as a staunch conservative and even challenged then-Speaker Lance Cargill for that office last fall at the height of Cargill’s campaign finance scandal.
Two-term governor Brad Henry won’t be on the ballot in 2010, and insiders say that Wright would represent an attractive choice for the conservative wing of the party.