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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Election

A Republican for Shadid

2014 MAYORAL ELECTION


Commentary

Bob Dani
As an OKC Republican who leads one of the state’s largest grassroots conservative groups, the High Noon Club (we meet at noon every Friday at H&H Shooting Sports Banquet Room; please join us), I have great interest in the mayoral race.
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Debating the debates

2014 MAYORAL ELECTION: Choosing not to participate in community forums isn’t necessarily a bad decision for an incumbent, experts say.


News

Kelley Chambers
An incumbent who chooses to not participate in a political debate against his opponents can face a conundrum that may work for or against him, political science experts said.
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Comic relief

2014 MAYORAL ELECTION: Sometimes election drama skews toward the comical, and it’s not just in mayoral races.


News

Kelley Chambers and Tim Farley
An Oklahoma City mayoral political spoof featuring “Mick Chicken” has injected some levity into a sometimes-contentious campaign.
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The issues

2014 MAYORAL ELECTION


News

Jennifer Chancellor
Oklahoma Gazette reached out to mayoral candidates Mick Cornett, Ed Shadid, Phil Hughes and Joe “Sarge” Nelson to ask them what they thought were the most important issues in this election.
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

News9/Oklahoma Gazette mayoral election poll

2014 MAYORAL ELECTION: A joint KWTV/Oklahoma Gazette poll favors incumbent Mick Cornett ahead of the March 4 mayoral primary race; lead challenger needs a large turnout of new voters to win.


News

Jennifer Chancellor
Cross tabulations generated by the News 9/Oklahoma Gazette poll indicate traditional voters would carry Mick Cornett to a fourth term in the March 4 Oklahoma City mayoral election.
 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Are you experienced?

2014 MAYORAL ELECTION: Political science professors discuss the advantages of being an incumbent in politics and the challenges of facing opponents with little or no experience.


News

Kelley Chambers
Name recognition and experience can spell an easy victory for the incumbent in a political race, but experts said there can be downsides when running against an opponent who has no record to defend and other candidates who perhaps no one has ever heard of.
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

News9/OKG Poll: Cornett still dominates in pre-election poll

In a suprise, many voters don't know the candidates' party affiliation.


News

Jennifer Chancellor
Likely voters continue to favor incumbent mayoral candidate Mick Cornett by almost a two-to-one margin over his closest opponent as he heads into Tuesday’s election.
 
Monday, March 3, 2014

Cornett wins Mayor race


News

Kelley Chambers
Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett won a fourth term March 4 with 64.3 percent of the vote. He defeated three opponents, including Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid.
 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Gazette Poll: Big win, again

Mick Cornett won a record fourth term as Oklahoma City mayor. A News9/Oklahoma Gazette poll highlights what may or may not have worked for Cornett and his opponents.


News

Jennifer Chancellor
In last week’s election, Mayor Mick Cornett’s two-to-one victory over challenger Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid indicated that traditional voters dominated the turnout of 47,963.
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Nonpartisan race?

Are Oklahoma City mayoral elections truly nonpartisan? Oklahoma Gazette research shows that they may not be.


News

Gazette staff
Unless an Oklahoma municipality decides otherwise, state law requires municipal elections to be conducted on a nonpartisan basis. Oklahoma City’s charter provides that no party emblem or party designation shall appear on the ballot, but the charter does not require the election to be conducted “on a nonpartisan basis.
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
 
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