Friday, August 12, 2022

Small: What is a conservative?

What is a conservative?
By Jonathan Small

Polling consistently shows a strong share of Oklahoma voters identify as conservatives. Therefore, Republican candidates do as well, if for no other reason than political self-preservation.

But being conservative means more than checking off the pro-life and pro-Second Amendment boxes on a questionnaire, as important as those issues may be.

So, what is a conservative?

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Anti-Trump, pro-Clinton/Biden labor union backs Frix

On Wednesday, 2nd District GOP runoff candidate Avery Frix accepted a $5,000 maximum contribution from the UA Union Plumbers & Pipefitters Vote! Political Action Committee, an anti-Trump, pro-Obama, pro-Clinton, pro-Biden labor union with deep pockets for liberal candidates.

This PAC is a huge supporter of left-wing candidates, with 91%+ of their tens of millions of dollars in donations going to Democrats, and the remainder generally going to the most moderate Republicans in office.

News On 6 to host CD2 runoff debate between Brecheen, Frix on Tuesday

Republican voters in the 2nd Congressional District will get a chance to watch a live debate between Josh Brecheen and Avery Frix on this coming Tuesday, August 16th, on News On 6 (KOTV-Tulsa).

State Rep suggests $4k-$5k teacher bonuses to address shortage

Chairman McBride suggests immediate teacher bonuses to address shortage

OKLAHOMA CITY (August 10th) – The House education budget chairman on Wednesday suggested Oklahoma immediately offer teachers relocation and retention bonuses funded by a portion of more than a billion dollars of federal pandemic relief funding available to the public education system.

House Appropriations & Budget Education Subcommittee Chairman Mark McBride, R-Moore, suggested the State Department of Education and local districts collaborate to offer $4,000 relocation bonuses for public school teachers who move to Oklahoma and $5,000 retention bonuses for existing teachers who stay here.

Stitt slams Biden's "inflation relief" spending bill, calls for state tax cuts

The wrongly named “Inflation Relief Act” raises taxes on middle class, wages war on small businesses

OKLAHOMA CITY (Aug. 9, 2022) – Governor Kevin Stitt responded to President Joe Biden and the Democrats’ disastrous $740 billion spending bill:

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Dahm comments on "rogue Biden regime" raid on Trump's Mar-a-Lago home

Sen. Dahm releases statement following raid at Mar-a-Lago

OKLAHOMA CITY (August 10th) – State Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, released the following statement after the FBI raid of former President Trump’s home on Monday night.

“This rogue Biden regime continues to outdo itself. This weaponization of the FBI and the DOJ against former President Trump is unprecedented and should frighten those who cherish their freedoms.

Tuesday, August 09, 2022

Lankford, colleagues move to stop contraband cellphone use in prisons

Lankford, Cotton, Colleagues Move to Stop Contraband Cellphone Use in Prisons

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (August 8th) – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) joined Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) to introduce the Cellphone Jamming Reform Act, legislation to prevent contraband cellphone use in federal and state prison facilities by allowing state and federal prisons to use cell phone jamming systems. The bill gives state and federal prisons the authority to implement a jamming system to protect inmates, guards, and the public at large. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), John Boozman (R-AR), Mike Braun (R-IN), John Kennedy (R-LA), and Bill Hagerty (R-TN) joined Lankford and Cotton in introducing the bill. Representative David Kustoff (R-TN) introduced companion legislation in the House Of Representatives.

Sean Roberts responds to "politics of personal destruction", Fount Holland smears

Roberts Campaign Comments on Dirty Attacks by Liberal Leslie and Corrupt Campaign Consultant Fount Holland

(August 8th) Today, the Roberts for Labor team was notified about a press release asking for Roberts to resign his candidacy for Oklahoma Labor Commissioner. The press release was a political hit job pushed by Liberal Leslie, corrupt consultant Fount Holland, and Rep. Carol Bush, a Fount Holland client who endorsed Democrat Kendra Horn for US Congress.

This political hit, masquerading as a press release, was designed to go after Roberts for allegations relating to his first marriage 22 years ago. Roberts' ex-wife has released the attached statement detailing these erroneous lies and endorsing him for Oklahoma Labor Commissioner. Our campaign now calls on Representatives Bush, Townley, Roe, and Hasenbeck, as well as Senator Garvin, to stop harassing Roberts' ex-wife and immediately issue apologies.

Corrupt political consultant Fount Holland is best known to most Oklahomans for facing felony charges with then State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister and three others in 2016 for illegal contributions to Hofmeister's campaign.

Administrative spending soars at largest Oklahoma school districts

by Ray Carter, Center for Independent Journalism

Oklahoma schools devote a larger share of funding to non-instructional uses than their counterparts in several surrounding states and a dramatic surge in administrative spending in some of Oklahoma’s largest school districts suggests that situation is poised to get worse, based on data in a recent report by a state watchdog agency.

In a report reviewing Oklahoma’s K-12 public-school funding, officials with the Legislative Office of Fiscal Transparency (LOFT) found that administrative spending in Oklahoma schools is growing at a faster pace than instructional spending.

LOFT found that, between 2010 and 2021, Oklahoma public schools’ administrative expenditures increased by 40 percent while spending on instruction grew at a slower rate of 35 percent.

Monday, August 08, 2022

Ted Cruz endorses Josh Brecheen in CD2 runoff

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz today endorsed Josh Brecheen in Oklahoma's 2nd Congressional District GOP runoff. Additionally, Congressman Matt Rosendale (R-MT) of the House Freedom Caucus will be joining Brecheen on the campaign trail, with stops planned today (Bartlesville, 4:30pm) and tomorrow (Muskogee, 8:00am).