Monday, April 05, 2010

2nd District Update: Booth Switches to Republican


The Republican field of candidate for the 2nd Congressional District has officially become even more crowded. Miki Booth, originally an Independent candidate, has thrown her hat in the ring for the GOP nomination:

MIKI BOOTH SAYS REPUBLICANS CAN MAINTAIN THE STATUS QUO OR “GO THE DISTANCE” TO UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION

I am among a large contingent of Americans who are fed up with the politics of both parties and changed affiliation to Independent or none.

In January I threw my hat into the political ring by registering to run originally as an Independent candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in District 2 Oklahoma, the seat currently held by Dan Boren.

There are four Republicans who will be on the primary election ballot, and as of this past Friday, I became the fifth by announcing my decision to return to the Republican party. And as of today, the change is reflected on the Federal Election Commission website.

Last Saturday, March 20, was a critical day for America. Thousands answered the “Code Red” call to get to our nation’s capital to protest the massive entitlement bill that we cannot afford and most Americans don’t want. This massive 2,000-page monstrosity being hawked as “healthcare reform” is nothing more than a government takeover of one-sixth of our economy and heavily laced with “goodies” and paybacks to Democrats in Congress, their allies and supporters.

I was one of the 40,000 or so Americans who stood outside the Capitol building shouting “Kill the Bill!” and “USA!” We don’t want our country turning into a socialist nation, and yet this is where we are rapidly heading under the dictates of Obama’s regime and a far-left “progressive” Congress. It made no difference that people from all 50 states, including a group of us from Oklahoma who drove 1,300 miles non-stop to make a last plea to stop the takeover, as we ultimately lost the healthcare battle.

But we haven’t lost entirely. All indications are good for conservatives to reclaim the Senate and House in November, but party politics could ruin our chances if Republicans don’t change the way they do business. And by this I mean it’s less about money than it is adhering to the Constitution as the Law of the Land: the difference between attending a $100 a plate fund-raising dinner in Muskogee or driving 1,300 miles non-stop to defend the Constitution of the United States of America.

Respectfully submitted,

Miki Booth
Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives
Wyandotte, OK

As an Independent candidate, Booth placed an emphasis on the "birther" controversy over Barack Obama's birth certificate.

In the recent Public Policy Polling survey of the district, Booth received between 7% and 8% as an Independent candidate - perhaps some incentive to join the race as a Republican. We will see whether or not Booth will have an impact on the race.

She joins Dan Arnett, Daniel Edmonds, Howard Houchen and Charles Thompson in the race for the Republican Party nomination.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Too bad, she'll just be kicked off of the ballot. One of the few rights that Congress still gives the states is a degree of lattitude in controlling the primary system. It's been ehld and held again that someone has to be a registered member of the party in which they are running for 6 months prior to filing to run -- even for federal offices.

DJ said...

Officially, none of the five candidates is on the primary election ballot. That will not happen unless they file during the filing dates in June. It will be interesting to see if all five remain engaged and committed to the race when it is time to put their names on the ballot.

arlenearmy said...

Out of all the GOP running for dist. 2, I think only one of them is a veteran, namely Thompson. I thought Houchen was a veteran, but I can't find where it is stated as such.

If I am wrong, please let me know.

MuskogeePolitico said...

Arlene - I have seen Houchen stand when veterans are recognized (as if he is a veteran), but I have found no documentation to show that. He doesn't mention anything on his website, either.

arlenearmy said...

MuskogeePolitico
I left him tweet question on if he is a veteran. McAlester Dis. 2 is having a meeting (sort of like meet GOP candidates).. I think will be on the 24 or 25th April at Kiamichi Center. I know Arnett will be there, and if Houchen is there I will ask him.

MuskogeePolitico said...

The 2nd District meeting is April 24th at the Kiamichi Technology Center in McAlester, from 1pm to 3pm.

I'm sure all the 2nd District candidates will be there: Dan Arnett, Miki Booth, Daniel Edmonds, Howard Houchen, and Charles Thompson.