Monday, August 10, 2015

Cruz in Oklahoma Thursday, adds new OK endorsers

Presidential candidate Ted Cruz will be coming to Oklahoma this Thursday, making stops in Oklahoma City, Bartlesville and Tulsa.

Accompanying him will be 1st District Congressman Jim Bridenstine, who is one of Cruz's most outspoken congressional supporters. Bridenstine officially endorsed Cruz on July 20th.

Speaking of Bridenstine, he introduced Cruz at the RedState Gathering in Atlanta over the weekend, and his talk is worth the watch:

Back to Cruz news. According to, which is paid for by Bridenstine's committee and authorized by Cruz for President, Cruz has picked up the following endorsements:

  • U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine
  • State Senate President Pro Temp Brian Bingman (R-Sapulpa)
  • State Sen. Gary Stanislawski (R-Tulsa)
  • State Sen. Anthony Sykes (R-Moore)
  • State Rep. David Brumbaugh (R-Broken Arrow)
  • State Rep. David Derby (R-Owasso)
  • State Rep. Dan Fisher (R-Yukon)
  • State Rep. Sally Kern (R-OKC)  [updated]
  • State Rep. Mark Lepak (R-Claremore)
  • State Rep. Mark McCullough (R-Sapulpa)
  • State Rep. Michael Rogers (R-Broken Arrow)
  • State Rep. Chuck Strohm (R-Jenks)
  • State Rep. Ken Walker (R-Tulsa)
  • State Rep. Justin Wood (R-Shawnee)
  • Tulsa County Assessor Ken Yazel
  • Wagoner County Assessor Sandy Hodges
  • Wagoner County Clerk Lori Hendricks
  • Wagoner County Court Clerk Jim Hight
  • Wagoner County Treasurer Dana Patten

13 of those 18 elected officials are in the 1st Congressional District (and 2 others are in the 2nd District, but essentially Tulsa metro), which bodes well for Cruz, as the Tulsa metro holds a big chunk of the primary electorate.


  1. Mark Lepak and David Derby are from the 2nd District

    1. I forgot about Derby - he used to be in the 1st District. I'll correct that.

  2. Look it up.
    Derby is in Congressional District 1.
    His district is half of Owasso (Tulsa County) and in the 1st district portion of SW Rogers County.

  3. David Derby is about 90% in Congressional District 1.
    Here's a map:

  4. David Van: you are correct in that most of Derby's district is in CD1. However, David Green (Rogers County GOP Chair) is also correct in that Derby lives in the CD2 portion of his legislative district. Obviously, Derby has more "pull" in CD1 than CD2, but technically he's not a CD1 voter.


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