After ongoing frustration with cuts to education, 78 Oklahoma educators, parents, and education advocates filed for state office this year. Social media groups like Oklahoma Parents and Advocates for Public Education and Oklahomans for Public Education posted information about which candidates were pro-public education and which candidates might be dangerous to efforts to increase public education funding. One of the struggles these pro-public education candidates faced was negative mailers sent not by opposing candidates, but by the Oklahoma Federation for Children. This group, which advocates for school choice, is part of the American Federation for Children (they must have a local, state group in order to donate to campaigns in Oklahoma primaries). This group reportedly spent thousands of dollars attacking candidates who were proponents of public education. After the vote, 40 of the 78 candidates had won their primaries. They are one step closer to gaining office in November.