Political Hopefuls to Descend on State Capitol

Apr 9, 2014

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Political hopefuls from across Oklahoma are expected to descend on the state Capitol for the first day of filing paperwork to have their names placed on the 2014 election ballot and one person is already in line.

The three-day filing period runs from 8 a.m. Wednesday until 5 p.m. Friday. More than 300 elective positions are up for grabs, including both U.S. Senate seats, all of the five congressional seats, and statewide offices, including governor and lieutenant governor.

Leading the 2014 election ballot are both of Oklahoma's seats in the U.S. Senate.

A state House candidate for the District 95 seat in Midwest City was the first in line. Sixty-year-old Max Wolfley arrived at the Capitol about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, more than 15 hours before the start of filing.