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7:04 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Chairman: Dems More Qualified for School Chief

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The chairman of the Oklahoma Democratic Party says no matter which Democrat wins next week's runoff race for the party's nomination for State Superintendent of Public Instruction, it will be the Democrats' race to lose in November.

Wallace Collins says both Democrat party candidates are more qualified than Republican nominee Joy Hofmeister, who beat incumbent Superintendent Janet Barresi in the June GOP primary.

Hofmeister will face either Freda Deskin or John Cox in the November election. Deskin and Cox face off in the primary on Aug. 26.

Both Deskin and Cox say Oklahomans made a statement when they chose not to re-elect Barresi. They say the race is less about politics and more about who will be the right person for the job.