An extremely tight race for the GOP corporation Commission contest prompted different election night tactics by the candidates today.
Dana Murphy mingled with supporters and reporters at the Oklahoma City Republican Party headquarters while Rob Johnson waited in the wings for a trend to develop before showing up at his campaign watch party at the Bricktown Brewery.
Murphy is clinging to a 2-percent lead with about 90 percent of the votes counted. She said she felt now the way she did when the campaign started — at peace.
She said she knocked on 1,100 doors in 102-degree heat the last five days of the campaign and thought it might be paying off.
“I think we won a lot of votes from people seeing me out there knocking on doors,” she said.
– Randy Ellis