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June 7, 2014

Stick to pertinent issues

NORMAN — The tendency of candidates to stray far and wide from the issues that pertain to the offices they are seeking used to be more for those folks seeking statewide and U.S. jobs.

Like everything else, it’s now filtered down to the hyper local level. A flyer for a District 3 county commission candidate says he will bring his pro-life record to the county commission.

We’re respectful of Oklahoma City resident Mike Reynolds’ beliefs and his accomplishments in the legislature, but that’s not an issue that county government has much control over. Their discussions are on roads and bridges, jails and fairgrounds, not on embryonic stem cell research.

In the few weeks before the June 24 primary, there will be many such mailed flyers and political advertisements. We hope voters demand candidates stick to the issues and tell us why they are most qualified to earn our votes.

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