By ZACK STOYCOFF World Staff Writer

Supporters of ousted mayoral candidate Bill Christiansen seem unimpressed by his recent sharp criticism of fellow Republican Mayor Dewey Bartlett.

The Tulsa World last week informally surveyed self-identified Christiansen supporters who participated in an Oklahoma Poll conducted days before the June 11 primary election.

Those who agreed to speak to the newspaper said they voted for Christiansen but that his latest comments will play no role in their decision during the Nov. 12 general election.

“Who the hell cares what Bill Christiansen has to say after he’s lost?” said Thomas McAlevey, who added that he is still unsure whom he supports.

New Bartlett supporter Gordon Patten said he is “going to do what I’m going to do,” regardless of what Christiansen says.

Christiansen announced Sept. 19 that he would not endorse Bartlett over former Mayor Kathy Taylor, a Democrat, saying Bartlett had waged a negative campaign, lacks conservative values and has been an “absentee mayor” who still works at his private business.


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