Walters Wave

Walters gaining momentum

Trims Inhofe lead by five points

Despite the impression advanced by the Inhofe campaign, polling indicates David Walters is trending closer to the career politician in the race for United States Senate.

Just one week ago, Inhofe boasted of a 24-point lead in his own poll. Days later, KFOR-Channel Four in Oklahoma City showed Inhofe leading by 22 percentage points. Thursday evening, KFOR will release it's most recent statewide poll showing Governor Walters has narrowed the gap to just 17 percentage points. 800 adults were surveyed statewide.

The new results show Walters has gained seven points on the long-time politician Inhofe in just one week.

Inhofe focusing on Walters' violation

By Tulsa World's Editorial Writers

Tulsa, OK - The U.S. Senate campaign won't be about significant issues, if incumbent Republican Jim Inhofe has his way. It will revolve around a 10-year-old misdemeanor of his opponent former Gov. David Walters. It was a matter of time before the mild Dr. Jekyll of Inhofe's television commercials turned into the snarling Mr. Hyde of Inhofe, the political gut fighter.

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Senate debate begins in earnest

By Brian Barber
Tulsa World Staff Writer

Oklahoma City, OK - A series of joint appearances for the main candidates is slated before the Nov. 5 election.
The main candidates for U.S. Senate are considered 500-pound gorillas in the political jungle.

Democrat David Walters is a former Oklahoma governor, while Republican incumbent Jim Inhofe has held nearly every other position possible, including Tulsa mayor, state legislator, U.S. representative and, since 1994, senator.

But their political experience is where the men's similarities end.

To hear Walters describe him, Inhofe is a "right-wing fanatic" who's "so out of touch with what Oklahomans care about that it's scary."

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How to voice your opinion…
Among the ways you can show your support for the Walters for Senate campaign is by writing a letter to your local newspaper. Listed below are email links to editors of many local newspapers. Remember: This campaign can be successful only with the help of friends like you.

Daily Oklahoman -
Tulsa World - or call 918-581-8499 to access the Call the Editor
Hugo Daily News -
Lawton Constitution -
The Ponca City News -

Become a media watcher...

Stories are being written in newspapers around the state about David Walters for U.S. Senate. We need your help watching for these stories in your local paper and sending a copy to Walters for Senate headquarters. If you are interesting in becoming a media watcher, contact Thomas Purvis at 405-843-0102 or

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David meeting with UPS teamsters on Election Day.


Pass it along…
Please forward your copy of The Walters Wave to your friends. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the campaign, visit

29 days 'til Election Day
October 7, 2002

Volunteers Needed!!!

We need volunteers for phone banking and other tasks in Tulsa, Muskogee, McAlester,and Oklahoma City. If you are interested in volunteering for the campaign, please call Barry Butler at 405-427-3366 or any of the following people in your area.

Tulsa - Kenda Kirby
Muskogee - Leesa Bennett
McAlester - Russell Griffin
Oklahoma City - Ron Davis

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Ducks outside of Walters for Senate Headquarters showing how Jim Inhofe is ducking out of debates.

Get Out the Vote

The election is just a few weeks away. Remind two people a day to vote for Walters for U.S. Senate on November 5. This small effort will produce more voters casting their support for Gov. Walters.

If you or someone you know needs assistance getting to your polling place, contact Walters for Senate headquarters at 405-843-0102, and we will find someone in your area to help you.

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David and Brad Henry at the Oklahoma City Unity Breakfast.

Upcoming Events

October 8
OKC Education Forum at Classen High School

October 9
Latino Community Development
Agency Luncheon

Cowboy Hall of Fame

October 10

Pittsburg County Democrat Day in McAlester

Reception - 10am - 905 S. 2nd Street
Luncheon - 11:30am - Ramada Inn
Rally - 6:30pm
- EXPO Center

October 11
Wagoner/Muskogee County BBQ/Rally
11am - 1pm

October 12
Native American Leadership Academy
Oklahoma State University
Wes Watkins Center

November 5
Election Day,
remember to vote for Walters for U.S. Senate

For more information or to let us know about an event in your community, contact Walters for Senate headquarters at 405-843-0102.

Paid for by the Walters for Senate Committee.

Walters for Senate Campaign
PO Box 12742 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73118
Telephone: (405) 843-0102
Facsimile: (405) 843-0090

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