We're speaking, of course, of state Sen. Randy Brogdon, Owasso Republican and one of the finest minds of the 1950s.
Brogdon, who's recent claim to fame has been to argue against the state accepting federal stimulus money, has almost no name recognition outside of Owasso.
Here's the Brogdon announcement, made today in Oklahoma City:
A Republican state senator from Owasso is making it official today: He’s running for governor.
Sen. Randy Brogdon is announcing his bid during today’s Oklahoma Republican Convention at the Clarion Meridian Convention Center in Oklahoma City, his campaign announced this morning.
Brogdon has been active in the so-called taxpayers' bill of rights movement and is a national spokesman for the John Birch Society. He has also been outspoken in support of state sovereignty and in opposition to national identification cards and data gathering.
A March poll by Soonerpoll.com showed Brogdon with a 4 percent favorable rating among five possible gubernatorial candidates. More than 90 percent of respondents either had no opinion or had not heard of him.