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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Republican

Rick’s their pick

GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum champions domestic energy production during his visit to OKC.


News

Clifton Adcock
The candidate was surrounded on stage by cameras and reporters, and just beyond the media crush, a throng of people waited for a chance to witness “Santorum’s momentum.”
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

There’s something about Mary


CFN

Gazette staff
Governing magazine digs our gov. A Feb. 10 story assessing the performance of rookie governors gave Gov. Mary Fallin high marks for maneuvering the tricky split between mainstream Republicans and tea party supporters.
 
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Primary prepping

With recent visits from Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul, all the GOP presidential hopefuls have visited the Sooner State.


News

Clifton Adcock
The two Republican presidential candidates who had yet to come to the state finally made their way to Oklahoma, in preparation for the primary Tuesday.
 
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Testing, testing

A new requirement for high school graduation is meeting resistance.


News

Phil Bacharach
Seven years ago, Gov. Brad Henry signed into law a set of education reforms that included a requirement for high school students to pass at least four of seven end-of-instruction exams as a condition for graduation. Now that mandate finally is slated to take effect this year, and some opponents of the measure want it scrapped.
 
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Identity crisis


CFN

Gazette staff
While smart people were celebrating Pi Day, The Very Serious People of the Oklahoma Senate approved a measure March 14 requiring presidential candidates to prove they were born in ’merica.
 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Conservative contest

A Republican incumbent in northwestern Edmond faces a tea party challenger.


News

Peter Wright
Following a divisive session for Oklahoma Republicans, the founder of a prominent conservative club is challenging a four-term incumbent in the House District 39 primary on June 26.
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Utility players

A longtime incumbent faces a challenger in the GOP primary for the state Corporation Commission.


News

Dean Anderson
If you’ve ever flipped on a light switch or picked up a telephone in the state of Oklahoma, you’ve had a brush with the state Corporation Commission. Public utilities, oil and gas, retail gas stations, trucking and underground pipelines all fall under the regulatory domain of the commission.
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Kern she win?

Sally Kern’s primary opponent said he wants to shift focus from social issues.


News

Clifton Adcock
Despite facing Democratic challengers in past elections, the only person standing between Rep. Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma City, and a fifth term is fellow Republican Curtis Moore.
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Race to the right

State Sen. Clark Jolley faces a tough Republican primary challenge from minister Paul Blair.


News

Clifton Adcock
One of the most competitive state legislative contests this year involves Senate District 41, which covers most of Edmond and Arcadia and includes a portion of far northeast Oklahoma City. Republican incumbent Clark Jolley, first elected in 2004, faces challenger Paul Blair in the Tuesday primary.
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
 
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