Jim Rogers on the Issues.
Senator Jim Rogers, D-Oklahoma
Jim Rogers, a colorful perennial candidate, walked away the winner of the Democratic primary Tuesday with 65 percent of the vote over an Oklahoma City lawyer with an extensive career in business.
Name recognition and a well-known last name in Oklahoma fueled Rogers' vote totals. The former college professor, who refuses to say where he taught, received 157,926 votes. His opponent, Mark Myles, who worked for IBM for 20 years before he went to law school, got 83,709 votes.
"Names matter," said Ben Odom, a lawyer who is a longtime political consultant. "If you're going to run for office in Oklahoma, you can't have a better name than Rogers."