05/14/2014 03:58 pm ET Updated May 16, 2014

Chad Moody Runs For Oklahoma Governor On 'God, Grass And Guns'

Oklahoma GOP gubernatorial candidate Chad Moody has a catchy slogan that he hopes will get voters talking: "God, grass and guns."

"I tried a few different slogans and then that one flashed in and I was pretty certain that was it," Moody told KOCO 5 News. "Most political campaigns start out as something serious and turn into a joke, this kind of started out as a joke and it's turned into something serious."

The "grass" part of the slogan comes from Moody's view that non-violent offenders who are in prison for smoking marijuana shouldn't be cooped up there.

"The department of corrections hides how many people are in there for marijuana," Moody said. "It's all about money and it's all about a private prison industry that is the modern-day slave trade."

He is also advocating for allowing law-abiding citizens to carry guns without a permit or license.

Moody has posted his slogan on billboards across the state, some of which have cost him up to $800, he said.

Moody faces incumbent Gov. Mary Fallin and Dax Ewbank of Guthrie in the Republican primary on June 24.



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