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Underdog Dorman Seeks Name ID In Governor's Race

State Rep. Joe Dorman (D-Rush Springs)
Oklahoma House of Representatives

Eager to boost his name recognition in an uphill race for Oklahoma governor, Democratic state Rep. Joe Dorman will take any publicity he gets — even from an attack ad launched by opposing forces.

The Republican Governors Association began airing ads on major network stations in Oklahoma City and Tulsa last week as part of a more than $200,000 ad buy hammering Dorman as "liberal Joe" and linking Dorman to President Barack Obama's federal health care law.

A self-described underdog, Dorman says he appreciates the name recognition he's getting from the ad.

Dorman has raised about $655,000 in his race to unseat incumbent Republican Gov. Mary Fallin, who has amassed more than $3.2 million.

The two candidates are expected to appear in a live debate Thursday broadcast statewide on OETA.

KGOU will simulcast the debate on October 2 from 7-8 p.m. 

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