OKC mayor wins nomination for OKC mayoral race
OKC, the hometown of NBA champion Kobe Bryant, has a mayor running for mayor, a Democrat in the state Senate and two other Republican candidates vying for the seat.
Republican Ed Lee is the leading contender for the nomination, with two other candidates, both Democrats, also vying for that seat, according to the latest filings with the Federal Election Commission.
Lee, a former U.S. attorney, is also the city’s longest-serving mayor.
Republican Michael Clements has filed to run, and Democrat Michael Hulsey is the front-runner for the other Democratic primary, which will be held Dec. 16.
The race for the open U.C. Davis seat has become the top Democratic target for GOP candidates.
The U.P.C., the Democratic Party’s super PAC, has raised more than $1 million since the beginning of the year to try to stop Clements, Hulson and Lee.
The U.W.S., the political arm of the U.N., has raised $1.7 million in the race, a spokeswoman said.
The candidate who raises the most money wins.
The candidates are listed by state on the FEC website.
Republican Scott Wilson is running to succeed U.H.W., the UPD, which is led by Republican Mayor Mike Purcell.
Purcell is seeking re-election in 2018.
The Democrat in that race, Tom Leventhal, is running for U.D.C.’s 10th District, which includes parts of the city and suburbs, and has raised about $1,000,000.
Democrats are not the only ones looking to win.
Republicans running for the city council are expected to face a challenge from Republican Ken Thompson, who is running on a platform of rebuilding the city.
Thompson, a retired police officer, has been working to rebuild the city since taking office in 2016.
He is running as a Democrat.