Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Vote against Judge Jane Wiseman


Among the statewide judges up for retention in this year's general election is Judge Jane P. Wiseman.

Wiseman is a liberal judge on the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals, and is up for "retention" this year. Wiseman officiated the first same-sex marriage in Oklahoma, calling it a "joyous occasion". Her liberal record stretches much further back, but this is the icing on the cake. I've been given some yard signs to distribute in the Muskogee area, so contact me if you want one. There are also folks in the Tulsa area who will be distributing these signs as well.

Judge Wiseman is up for retention, meaning if she receives a majority of votes cast, she will stay on as judge. If a majority of votes are cast 'against retention' -- something that to my understanding has never happened -- the Governor appoints a new judge.

Get the word out -- vote against retaining Judge Jane P. Wiseman!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Sandy Garrett joins education leaders endorsing Faught for State House


Faught endorsed by Sandy Garrett, other educators

Muskogee, OK –  George Faught, candidate for State House District 14, today announced that he has been endorsed by several prominent state and local educators, including former State Superintendent of Public Instruction Sandy Garrett.

"As former State Superintendent and a teacher, I had the opportunity to work with many leaders across this State. George Faught is one of those leaders who works hard and has earned people’s trust. As a State Representative, George worked tirelessly for local schools and teachers," said Sandy Garrett, who served as State Superintendent from 1991 to 2011. "George is committed to helping the next generation succeed with a quality education. Join me in helping re-elect my former student, George Faught, to the State House." Garrett taught in Muskogee for 15 years, and was Faught's first-grade teacher.

"George Faught will be a great representative who listens to the people of his district. He is a strong and proven leader. George supports local control of education and will work to give teachers more time to teach by stopping the excessive testing of students," said Linda Murphy, former Education Advisor to Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating.

"George Faught has the experience needed to be the voice of House District 14. He cares about Oklahoma’s children and will ensure they receive the best possible education. George possesses the moral compass we need in Oklahoma City," said Muskogee teacher Lorie Alexander. "Deeply devoted to his family and directed by his faith, George is a man of integrity you can trust with your vote." In 2013 Alexander received recognition as the top Elementary Teacher in the state by Professional Oklahoma Educators and was given the 'Elementary Educator Merit' Award.

Jenni White, president of Restore Oklahoma Public Education (R.O.P.E.), also endorsed Faught's campaign for re-election. "I support George Faught for State House District 14 because of his strong stance on local control of education and the rights of parents to educate their children in the way they deem best for that child. In 2012, Rep. Faught sponsored Parental Rights legislation that clearly delineated the role of parents as the primary decision makers for their children. We need more Representatives at the state level willing to guard and protect the rights of parents - especially today, as we continue to fight to keep Oklahoma 'Common Core' free."

White continued, "Though not a member of the House when historic HB3399 (the repeal of Common Core in Oklahoma) was passed, Rep. Faught voted against the initial legislation in 2010 that led to Common Core, and supported our fight to stop Common Core. We will need his advocacy as our new standards are written and the federal government continues to bribe states to educate Oklahoma kids their way. Please help me elect George Faught to the Oklahoma State House of Representatives." White and her organization played a key role in advocating for the successful repeal of Common Core in Oklahoma.

"George Faught has been an advocate for National Board Certified Teachers and achieving excellence in our schools. He has supported teacher pay increases and common sense reforms. George Faught has a strong conviction to do what is right for Oklahoma," said Alicia Rodgers, Fort Gibson teacher.

"I am honored to have the endorsement of these outstanding educators," said Faught. "It shows that Education isn't about partisan politics, but about preparing the next generation of Oklahoma's leaders. We must work together to make it happen. The investment we make in Education today will determine the future of our state tomorrow."

Learn more about George Faught and his campaign by visiting his website.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Current AoSHQDD Senate Forecast: GOP 53, Dems 47



Here's where the U.S. Senate battle currently stands, according to the Ace of Spades HQ Decision Desk, a prominent national conservative site dedicated to collecting election data.

Of the 35 Senate seats up for grabs, if the election were held today the projection is that Republicans would win 22 seats, and Democrats would win 13, putting the GOP in the majority with 53 Senators.

For more details, see the AoSHQDD post here.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Democrat Labor Commissioner candidate has no Driver's License

Oklahoma Democrat's candidate for Labor Commissioner, Mike Workman, recently conducted an........ interesting interview with David Arnett of TulsaToday.com, in which Workman sort of admitted that he has no Driver's License. By the way, Workman drove himself to the interview.

Watch below a short segment below, then see the rest of Arnett's article and interview:



Ouch, Oklahoma Democrats. Is this the best you can do?

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Coburn features in ad for Josh Brecheen

U.S. Senator Tom Coburn features in a new television ad for State Senator Josh Brecheen, who is in a tight re-election race in Senate District 6 (Atoka, Coal, Bryan, Johnston and Marshall Counties).



This follows the firestorm caused by State Chamber's endorsement of Brecheen's Democratic challenger, Joe Hill. Mike McCarville has covered the issue very thoroughly on his blog, the McCarville Report.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

LIVE: Lankford and Johnson debate on OState.tv


Watch the U.S. Senate debate on OState.tv between GOP nominee James Lankford and Democrat nominee Connie Johnson here.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Gov. Fallin criticizes SCOTUS gay-marriage decision

Governor Mary Fallin Responds to SCOTUS 
Decision to Allow Gay Marriage

OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today released the following statement in response to the United States Supreme Court’s decision to reject the appeal of a lower court ruling striking down an Oklahoma constitutional provision defining marriage as the union between one man and one woman. The Oklahoma amendment passed in 2004 by a vote of the people, with over 75 percent of voters supporting it.

“The people of Oklahoma have the right to determine how marriage is defined. In 2004, Oklahomans exercised that right, voting by a margin of 3-1 to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

“The will of the people has now been overridden by unelected federal justices, accountable to no one. That is both undemocratic and a violation of states’ rights. Rather than allowing states to make their own policies that reflect the values and views of their residents, federal judges have inserted themselves into a state issue to pursue their own agendas.

“Today’s decision has been cast by the media as a victory for gay rights. What has been ignored, however, is the right of Oklahomans – and Americans in every state – to write their own laws and govern themselves as they see fit. Those rights have once again been trampled by an arrogant, out-of -control federal government that wants to substitute Oklahoma values with Washington, D.C. values.”