As citizens of heavily Democratic Oklahoma City (pop. 305,000) scanned the Daily Oklahoman's folksy "Good Morning" column last week, they found hard-pressed Republicans stealing a march amid the miscellany:
WANTED: Good Americans, patriotic, dedicated to the American way of life. Willing to serve your community as a Republican candidate for elective office. Bill Robins.
Faced with a filing deadline this week for county attorney, state senator and seven legislative seats, Bill Robins, 52, chairman of the Republican candidates committee for Oklahoma County, had no candidates. That was hardly unusual. Heavily...