Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jari Askins explains her political strategy in terms of the fable "The Tortoise and the Hare."
"I always thought that was a really good story when I was a kid," she said. "Now I'm loving it."
Askins' position as an underdog to Republican Mary Fallin in the Nov. 2 general election is not new. Since entering statewide politics five years ago, she has made a habit of winning from behind with quiet, understated campaigns that are long on personal contact and short on hyperbole.
"I'm the tortoise, not the hare," she said. "I'm a workhorse, not a show horse."