Campaigns and elections: Former Republican state Sen. Mike Mazzei officially kicks off his campaign for state treasurer at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 17 in the Agora Events Center, 1402 S. Peoria Ave.
Among those listed as supporting Mazzei are former state Treasurer Ken Miller and the state Senate’s top two budget-makers, Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, and Sen. Dave Rader, R-Tulsa.
John Swoboda, Democratic candidate for 1st Congressional District, will formally launch his campaign at 4 p.m. Aug. 28 at Savvy Sativa, 1007 E. Archer St.
Oklahoma Republican Party Chairman John Bennett is listed as a featured speaker at a Sept. 30 rally for GOP Senate candidate Jackson Lahmeyer, who is trying to defeat Republican incumbent James Lankford in next year’s primary.
Historically, party chairmen have stayed out of primary races except in very rare circumstances, but Bennett is going all out to defeat one of the state’s most popular and powerful elected officials.