Edmondson joins governor's race

     Former Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson announced Monday he is running for governor. 

    Edmondson, a democrat, led the effort to defeat the controversial State Question 777, known as Right-To-Farm, last year.

     He is part of the most famous political family in Oklahoma, with his father and uncle serving Oklahomans during the last six decades either as governor or in Congress.

     Edmondson is the second major Democrat to enter the 2018 gubernatorial race. House Minority Leader Scott Inman of Del City entered the race a few days ago. Also running are former state Sen. Connie Johnson of Forest Park, and Norman's Jay Brown, a disabled auto mechanic.

     Tulsa attorney Gary Richardson launched his second gubernatorial bid last week, this time running as a Republican. He ran against Brad Henry and Steve Largent as an Independent. GOP Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb is expected to formally announce his long-anticipated candidacy in the next few weeks. Other possible GOP contenders are State Auditor and Inspector Gary Jones and Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett.