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Brian Maughan is dropping out of OKC mayor’s race…

DAVID HOLT!!!'s path to being the next mayor of Oklahoma City has somehow gotten even easier.

Oklahoma County Commissioner Brian Maughan – or as we like to call him, Waylon Orbison – announced yesterday he is dropping out of the mayor's race.

Surprisingly, it doesn't appear to have anything to do with a scandal. Via

Citing complications from injuries sustained in a summer traffic accident, Oklahoma County Commissioner Brian Maughan announced Thursday that he is dropping out of the race for Oklahoma City mayor.

"As you know, this summer I was injured in a traffic collision that resulted in multiple fractures to my foot," Maughan said. "In the months since then I have undergone extensive treatment and physical therapy, and I have now been informed by my physician that the expected healing has not taken place and that I have developed complications that are likely to require an extended recovery that would further restrict my mobility, with likely surgery some months in the future." Maughan said he plans to continue serving as chairman of the Board of Oklahoma County Commissioners as he proceeds through the recovery process.

"I want to express my deep appreciation to all those who had rallied to my campaign for mayor," Maughan said. "They shared my vision for a better city, and they were generous in their support, both as volunteers and financial backers. As I did last year when I was re-elected as County Commissioner without opposition, I will refund all campaign contributions proportionately from the funds on hand." Maughan said he believed it was important to make this announcement now, well before the filing date, so other candidates would have time to enter the race if they choose.

That sucks for Brian. He's actually a really good dude, but on a positive note, at least he now doesn't have to worry about losing the mayor's race to a guy that's already raised over $350,000 from the Oklahoma City ruling class.

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