By the Watchman
As we promised, we looked into the Democratic competition for House District 51. The seat is currently held by Republican Scott Biggs who has a tendency to vote the way the Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce tells him to vote. We were hoping that a good viable candidate would challenge Mr. Biggs. We were soon to find that we were sorely disappointed.
The first article of interest we found was this Charles L. Murdock - Ballotpedia. All this article tells us is that Mr. Murdock is running un-opposed for the chance to run as the Democratic candidate for House District 51. We really have no problem with that if he was truly out there campaigning as if he truly wanted the office. We are finding that that isn't the case.
The next article of interest we found was this Charles L. Murdock | Candidate for State Representative District 51, Oklahoma | June 28, 2016 Oklahoma Democratic Party State. This is a product of the Oklahoma State Democratic Party. It's also very useless. All this article contains is the candidates name, address and age. One would think that after two years the State Democratic Party could have done a better job of vetting their candidate.
The next item of interest we found was this Majority of local races contested in 2016 election cycle | News | chickashanews.com. This article is well worth opening the link and reviewing it for yourself. It lists all of the races that would affect District 51. It even mentions the challenge that Senator Lankford faces in November.
The next article of interest we found was this Our Campaigns - Candidate - Charles L. Murdock. This is another document that appears to have been put out by the State Democratic Party. It also proves the myth that the Democratic Party is well organized is not true. There is little to know information on the candidate on this page other than his name and address.
The next article of information we found was this CHARLES L. MURDOCK, BORN 8 October 1946 OF MARLOW, OKLAHOMA, U.S.A. This gave us some good information regarding his voting history.
The next article of interest we found was this Oklahoma Republicans Win 15 Legislative Seats By Default – Oklahoma Grassroots . We would urge you to open this link and read the entire report. It's a total of 34 pages long. This report will give you the information on every political race in the state. It will show you who is facing a primary challenge and who is only facing a General Election challenge.
The next article of interest we found was his guardian.ok.gov/PublicSite/Reports/FetchReportToPDF.aspx. These are the finance records from the Ethics Commission on Mr. Murdock. This is the evidence that proves that he was never serious about running a legitimate campaign for this office to begin with. Sadly that decision has left the residents of House District 51 with a poor choice. The only option you have is to not vote for Mr. Biggs at all which is dangerous because then one vote would win the election, Or you could vote for Mr. Murdock. Once again you are left with the choice of the lesser of two evils.