DALLAS - An Oklahoma state senator is trying to mount a public campaign to stop a $689 million state turnpike project that goes before two state bond oversight commissions for approval on Monday.

"I want to put out a call to Oklahomans: Stop this turnpike package," Sen. David Herbert, D-Midwest City, said last week. "We must not allow this amount of indebtedness to be jammed down our throats in the last hours of a lame duck administration. I ask the people, political candidates included, and especially the gubernatorial candidates, to address this issue at once."

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