FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 6th, 2014
Contact: Trav Robertson
OKLAHOMA DEMOCRATIC PARTY CHAIRMAN WALLACE COLLINS RESPONSE TO SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION CANDIDATE JACK HERRON
Oklahoma City—Today, responding to Jack Herron’s effort to receive press coverage Oklahoma Democratic Chairman Wallace Collins issued the following statement:
“As Chairman of the State Democratic Party, I am obligated by Article IX, Section 4 of the Constitution and By-Laws to solicit a written pledge from all candidates who file as Democrats for public office in races where there is a Democratic Primary election to support the Democratic Party’s nominee.
Jack’s attempt to put words in my mouth or to suggest that my email was more than my attempt to fulfill my constitutional obligation—says more about his character than mine. It is shameful that Jack has to attack others in order to appear successful. We would never support any campaign that accused Jack of being forced to leave his employment for dubious reasons.
Those who care about the Democratic Party should campaign on the issues not personal attacks.”