District Attorney declares Corn's claims "absolutely false"
With just over two weeks left until the November 2 election, Democrat Kenneth Corn launched a negative campaign Friday against Republican Todd Lamb, as they both vie for Lt. Governor.
Lamb said he was disappointed this race had to be marked with mudslinging and that voters will miss opportunities to really get to know the candidates.
"Oklahomans deserve to be a part of political races that put aside the twisted attacks and false accusations," said Lamb. "My opponent has chosen to come out attacking first and ignoring both the concerns from people across the state and the facts. What makes this more saddening is that Senator Corn knows this situation personally, and knows there is absolutely no basis for this attack. In fact, he even voted for the same bill."
Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater, whose actions are referenced in Corn's advertisement, took the unprecedented move of coming forward today to clear Lamb's name. "The facts are Todd Lamb has never been a part of any investigation by my office or related to this matter. The advertisement's implications and innuendo are completely false," Prater stated.
Lamb said he cares about the important, critical issues facing our state and will not spend his time engaged in demagoguery, but instead focus on what Oklahomans care about: family, job security and economic growth.
"Time needs to be spent listening to Oklahomans, hearing their stories and fighting for what will make our state stronger than ever. As I have said countless times on the campaign trail, Oklahoma's best days are ahead of us, and we need to keep our focus on what we can do to move this state forward. Kenneth Corn's negative campaign does nothing to build our state, and I think voters will recognize his lack of vision for progress when they vote," Lamb concluded.