Oklahoman forum exclusion shows media bias

Upon learning that The Oklahoman plans to host a gubernatorial candidate forum on Sept. 24th that features only the Republican and Democrat nominees, Libertarian candidate Chris Powell observed that it is a clear case of biased coverage. Powell, who won the Libertarian nomination in the runoff on August 28th, said “My name will be at […]

Powell responds to Edmondson press conference: ” Instead of fixing anything, Mr. Edmondson just wants more money to spend.”

Responding to a press conference at which Democrat gubernatorial nominee Drew Edmondson attacked his opponents after being endorsed by former OU President David Boren, Libertarian Chris Powell responded with examples of the specific reforms he proposes and noted that the only answer Edmondson has is to raise taxes. Powell termed Boren’s claim that a septuagenarian […]

The Durant Daily Democrat reports on Libertarians in the Aug. 28 runoff

“The Durant Democrat reached out to all candidates on each ballot asking them why voters should select them. On the Libertarian ticket only one responded,” wrote Michael Clements in a story that appeared in the Aug. 23rd edition of the Durant Daily Democrat. After providing an extensive political biography of him, Clements quoted the candidate […]

Powell finishes with commanding lead in gubernatorial primary

As expected, Chris Powell was the top Libertarian vote-getter in Oklahoma’s gubernatorial primary on Tuesday, finishing with 49% in unofficial results. However, with no candidate reaching a majority, there will be a run-off with the second place finisher on August 28th. “Another 39 votes and we would have had enough to win outright,” said Powell, […]

Fallin vetoed the wrong bill and harmed individual rights with both, says Powell regarding SB1212 and SB1140

Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Chris Powell responded to Governor Fallin’s veto of SB1212 and signing of SB1140 by saying that it should have been exactly the opposite. SB1212, known as Constitutional Carry, would have recognized the right of Oklahomans to choose to be armed. SB1140 will allow adoption agencies supported by taxpayer dollars to discriminate against […]

Chris Powell and seven other candidates appear at NSU forum

Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Chris Powell participated in a forum hosted by the Oklahoma Academy at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah on Tuesday. “We have $450 million in incentives before the rubber-stamp Incentive Evaluation Commission,” Powell said. “None of that is being talked about. Our Legislature apparently thinks every red cent of that is essential to […]