State Rep. Joe Dorman issued a news release Wednesday evening slamming Gov. Mary Fallin on her education policies and accusing her of considering the appointment of outgoing State Superintendent Janet Barresi as secretary of education.
But Fallin's spokesman dismissed Dorman's press release as "baseless and silly" and he accused the Democratic nominee for governor for starting the rumor about Barresi himself as a way to trump up publicity for his campaign.
"Superintendent Barresi has never asked to be considered nor has she ever been considered for secretary of education," said Alex Weintz, Fallin's spokesman. "We actually said that before he put out his press release, so all he would ever have needed to do was pick up the phone and call."