Many months ago, I predicted that R.J. Harris was in a good race where he could potentially make an impact.
The latest poll numbers prove that to be the case. According to a poll from Persistence Consulting LLC, incumbent Tom Cole has 45%; Harris has 33%; and 22% of voters are undecided.
Mr. Harris is a currently serving nineteen-year Oklahoma Army National Guard Officer. He has been on two tours in Iraq and is a second year law student at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. He has appeared on Fox News’ Freedom Watch twice and been the featured guest on conservative/libertarian talk-radio programs across the country.
At LibertySlate.com, which is a website I help run independently to track liberty candidates, Harris is in the upper tier of candidates ranked. At LibertySlate, we conclude, “[Incumbent Tom] Cole is somewhat vulnerable because some Republicans have blamed him for losing Republican seats in Congress while he chaired the Republican National Congressional Committee. Cole did not win the seat by huge amounts in recent years, which shows his popularity is waning. In short, Harris is a better fit for this conservative Oklahoma district, and playing up his military service enough could solidify the biggest upset of the 2010 primary cycle.”