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Dems to Christiansen - You're Not Welcome at Our Convention

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It'll be a Tulsa first, a non-partisan election for mayor, so why not, thought Republican candidate Bill Christiansen, have another first?

"I was reaching out to the Democrats to see if I could attend, because I do have a lot of Democratic support," he said.

Attend the Tulsa County Democratic convention.

"I say no," said Chairwoman Judy Eason McIntyre, who isn't exactly a big fan of Republicans.

"Republicans and Tea Party people like to say, ask, 'What Would Jesus Do?' They want to base a lot of their behavior and decisions on biblical and spiritual kinds of things, and yet when you see how they practice, what they practice is totally opposite," she said.

"I think it's important in a non-partisan election, or the first one in the history of Tulsa that we come together," said Christiansen.

"I wish, that's the utopia, I wish that that could happen, but you know when we look at the national political situation, we can't get anything done simply because whatever the President wants, they're going to be against it. These are the same people supporting him," she said.

"I'll be at the meeting, yes," said Roscoe Turner.

He's one of those people supporting him, and he's a Democrat who wouldn't mind Christiansen's attendance at the convention.

"I didn't know we had a little dictatorship here in the Democratic Party, that upsets me to no end," said Turner.

"You know, I'm not surprised by anything that Roscoe might say.," said Eason McIntyre.

And by now it should come as no surprise to what she might say.

"If he feels that strongly about it maybe he can join the Republican Tea Party himself," she said of Turner.

The first non-partisan election, solidifying party lines like nothing else.

"It's just a sad day for Tulsa because I think Tulsa deserves better," said Christiansen.

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