Oklahoma Judge Sets Hearing Date in U.S. Senate Race Injunction Case
Oklahoma City — An Oklahoma judge has set a hearing date for Monday, June 6, regarding an injunction filed by Dr. Randy Grellner for U.S. Senate Campaign against Griffin Communications, along with its affiliate station KWTV Channel 9 in Oklahoma City.
The injunction was filed Tuesday in Oklahoma County and addresses several grievances the campaign has with the company regarding the changing of selection criteria as well as refusal of ads for a variety of reasons even though ads were produced and placed with other stations without issues or revisions.
In addition, the company’s Tulsa affiliate, KOTV Channel 6, has continually refused accepting payment to place the ads.
In a press release sent to CapitolBeatOK.com, Dr. Grellner said he knew upon entering the campaign he would be the underdog since he was going up against several career politicians with a lot of name recognition.
However, he said he is now clearly within the top five candidates and is continually being denied participation in favor of former career politicians with fewer funds raised and far less social media support.
“The company has changed the criteria and selected a candidate with no media buys and a very small social media presence of only 25 followers on their Facebook page.
“After discussions with company leadership, we offered in good faith, we have come to an impasse with and felt this injunction was the only alternative available to us and to Oklahoma voters being kept from hearing our message.”
The campaign is planning a press conference to announce the judge’s decision on Monday.