Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Lt. Gov. Lamb to speak Thursday night at Muskogee GOP meeting

The Muskogee County Republicans & Conservatives Club will be holding their August meeting on Thursday, August 21st in the Muskogee Public Library's Grant Foreman meeting room starting at 7:00pm. Guest speaker for this event will be Lieutenant Governor Todd Lamb. Lamb was a Special Agent in the U.S. Secret Service from 1998-2002, served as an Oklahoma State Senator from 2004-2010, and is now running for his second term as Lieutenant Governor.

Come learn more about Todd's vision for Oklahoma, and visit with local Republicans and conservatives.

WHAT: Muskogee County Republicans & Conservatives Club
WHEN: Thursday, August 21st, 7pm
WHERE: Muskogee Public Library, Grant Foreman Room
WHO: Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb, guest speaker

Friday, August 15, 2014

Bridenstine endorses Russell in CD5 runoff

Congressman Bridenstine Endorses Steve Russell

[August 15th, 2014] Lt. Col. (Ret.) Steve Russell, GOP Candidate for Oklahoma's 5th Congressional District, is proud to announce the endorsement of Oklahoma's First District Congressman, Jim Bridenstine.

"I am honored to endorse fellow combat veteran Steve Russell for Oklahoma's 5th Congressional District," says Bridenstine. "I believe military experience is badly needed in Congress, and LTC Russell understands firsthand the sacrifice required to defend the Constitution."

Steve Russell says he is honored by the endorsement because Congressman Bridenstine understands the crisis America faces.

"With our declining veteran population in Congress, we need experienced warriors to help guide the country and defend our constitutional liberties. I'm looking forward to fighting for Oklahomans right alongside Iraq and Afghanistan combat veteran Jim Bridenstine."

Congressman Bridenstine hopes voters will make the right decision by sending Lt. Col. Steve Russell to Congress.

Decorated for valor in battle, award-winning conservative lawmaker, acclaimed author, and owner of a rifle manufacturing business, Steve Russell brings the skills we rarely see these days. That is why 5th District voters are working hard to send this constitutional conservative warrior to Washington.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Pruitt to moderate OKGOP's CD5 Runoff Debate

The Oklahoma Republican Party will be hosting a debate between 5th Congressional District runoff candidates Steve Russell and Patrice Douglas on Thursday, August 21st. The moderator will be Attorney General Scott Pruitt.

The debate will start at 7:00pm, and will be held at the MetroTech campus in Oklahoma City (1900 Springlake Drive, Oklahoma City, OK). For more information, call the OKGOP at 405-528-3501.

Russell, a former state senator and retired Army Lt. Colonel, came in first in the June 24th primary election with 26.6%, while Douglas (incumbent Corporation Commissioner) took second with 24.5% of the vote.

The runoff election is August 26th.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Gov. Fallin to make campaign stop in Muskogee on Monday

Governor Mary Fallin will be making a campaign stop in Muskogee as her statewide bus tour, “Mary on the Move”, comes to Muskogee on Monday (August 11th). Governor Fallin and her reelection team will be at Harmony House in Muskogee at 3:00pm. Harmony House is located at 208 S. 7th Street in downtown Muskogee.

For further information or questions, contact the Fallin for Governor Headquarters at (405) 990-4703, or email info@maryfallin.org.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

NYT/CBS Poll: Fallin up 9%, Lankford and Inhofe lead by 20%+

A new CBS/New York Times/YouGov poll finds Oklahoma's top Republican candidates all leading their Democratic opponents by substantial margins, particularly in the Senate races. U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R) holds a 24-point lead over Matt Silverstein (D), while James Lankford (R) leads Democratic runoff candidates Connie Johnson (D) and Jim Rogers (D) by 23% and 27%, respectively.

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In the gubernatorial race, Governor Mary Fallin (R) is leading Joe Dorman (D) 49%-40% (leaners included). The crosstabs for this race are particularly interesting -- I hope to go into them in more detail in another post soon.

View the full article and crosstabs for this national poll here.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Dutcher: Hofmeister, OK GOP voters support educational choice

OCPA Senior Vice-President and blogger Brandon Dutcher wrote a recent column in the Edmond Sun addressing a recent statewide survey that finds Oklahoma Republican voters strongly support educational choice. From Dutcher's blog:
Interestingly, the Tarrance survey found that those voters backing Joy Hofmeister for state school superintendent favor educational choice by a wide margin (69 percent favor, while only 25 percent oppose).

Hofmeister supporters favor the Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarships (72 percent to 20 percent), the Equal Opportunity tax-credit scholarships (68 percent to 21 percent), and Education Savings Accounts (57 percent to 33 percent). At a July 17 meeting of the Muskogee County Republicans and Conservatives Club, Hofmeister told Jamison Faught, editor of MuskogeePolitico.com, that she supports all three of those educational-choice mechanisms.
Read the rest of his column here.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Dr. Coburn to hold final town hall meetings as Senator

Dr. Coburn to Hold Final U.S. Senate Town Hall Meetings in Oklahoma

(July 24th, 2014, Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK) announced today he will hold a final series of town hall meetings in the state before resigning from the U.S. Senate at the end of the current Congress.

“One of the highlights of serving as a U.S. Senator for Oklahoma is the ability to travel the state to talk to fellow Oklahomans and hear what they think about the issues we face as a nation,” Coburn said.  “It is always encouraging and inspiring to me to talk with friends and neighbors across the state.  Our people make this such a special place to live.  So many good ideas and initiatives that my office has worked on over the years have resulted from conversations at these town hall meetings.”

The town hall meetings will take place the first two full weeks in August.

Coburn concluded, “As I prepare to hold my final series of town hall meetings, I am reminded how grateful I am to the people of Oklahoma who entrusted me to serve them in Washington.  I am proud and honored to be from Oklahoma, and my hope is this series of meetings will be an opportunity to reflect on what we have accomplished together over the last decade and a chance look to the future to continue working to make sure America remains the greatest nation in the world.”

Monday, August 4, 2014

Oklahoma City Town Hall Meeting
Monday, August 4, 2014, 6:00 p.m.
Oklahoma City Community College
Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater
7777 S. May Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK  73159

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Altus Town Hall Meeting
Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 10:00 a.m.
Western Oklahoma State College
Herschal H. Crow Fine Arts Auditorium
2801 N. Main Street, Altus, OK  73521

Lawton Town Hall Meeting
Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 1:00 p.m.
Cameron University
CETES Conference Center, Building 20
2800 W. Gore Blvd., Lawton, OK  73505

Monday, August 11, 2014

Enid Town Hall Meeting
Monday, August 11, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
Enid Convention Hall
301 S. Independence, Enid, OK  73701

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Tulsa Town Hall Meeting
Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 6:00 p.m.
Tulsa Community College - Southeast Campus
VanTrease PACE
10300 E. 81st Street, Tulsa, OK  74133