Oklahoma campaigns set to return to airwaves
by Associated Press
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma’s broadcast airwaves are practically void of political advertising just seven weeks before Oklahomans make their choices for the U.S. Senate, Congress, governor and other statewide elective offices in the Nov. 4 general election.
Voters were inundated with political chatter as candidates tried to gain momentum in the days and weeks before June and August primary elections where voters picked their parties’ nominees for the state’s top offices.
Political observers say it won’t be long before Oklahoma politics returns to the airwaves after campaigns revamp, retool and recover resources spent on primary elections.
“It has to do with the time of the year and the nature of the campaigns,” said Keith Gaddie, chairman of the University of Oklahoma’s political science department.
Primary races depleted the campaign finances of many candidates, funds that must be replenished before candidates can afford the expense of broadcast advertising.