Oklahoma Democratic Party’s statement in response to Inhofe and Lankford’s attempt to assist Mary Fallin’s floundering campaign:

“We believe that a Victory Tour is premature and optimistic, as Senator Inhofe and Congressman Lankford attempt to lift up the campaign of Mary Fallin, who has dropped 21 points in the polls, in a matter of weeks.

It is sad that Senator Inhofe can only appear in a tightly scripted and controlled environment apparently because he is afraid or can’t debate his younger opponent. Similarly Mary Fallin refuses to debate Joe Dorman across the state and we have yet to hear if Congressman Lankford will debate Senator Connie Johnson.

We look forward to talking about the failed education policies of all three candidates if they are willing to debate their opponents outside a tightly scripted and safe universe.”