U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Cheyenne, whose sprawling congressional district stretches from the northeast to the Panhandle to the southwest, wrapped up his annual tour of the 32 counties and offered this (partisan) outlook:
“This month I wrapped up my 2010 town hall tour through the 32 counties Third Congressional District. As many of you know, this is my annual custom of holding 50 town hall meetings in towns throughout the district, holding one in each county. In this digital age, some of my colleagues have shied away from holding in-person town hall meetings.…
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Check out the new issue of Oklahoma Today magazine to see a picture of Gov. Brad Henry in the plastic bubble Flaming Lips singer Wayne Coyne uses in concerts. Henry did a photo shoot with the bubble a few weeks ago for a story on creativity in Oklahoma, said Paul Sund, Henry’s spokesman. Coyne posted a picture of the Governor in the plastic bubble on his Twitter page earlier today. Henry is standing in the bubble in the Blue Room at the State Capitol.…
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Not to be confused with Rep. Sally Kern, who most people might think of when they hear the name Sally in state government.
Sally’s List is a new venture that seeks to recruit female progressives and help get them elected in 2012. It’s named after Sally Rae Merkle Mock, an Oklahoma City attorney who was an advocate for women’s rights. She died suddenly in 2009 from a brain aneurysm.…
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It was apparently all over but the counting yesterday in the 5th congressional district runoff between James Lankford and Kevin Calvey, and both camps knew it. Lankford, whose momentum was clear after the July 27 primary, just accelerated in the last few weeks, picking up more Facebook followers, donors and believers.
Oklahoman staff writer Vallery Brown was at Calvey’s wake-like watch party at the Stone Garden Hotel and Conference Center and reported that attendance peaked at about 50 people.
“An older male military veteran with an oxygen tank briefly killed the silence by screaming “Calvey!…
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Republican congressional candidate James Lankford may be new to politics, but he and his campaign have figured out how to raise money in the last few weeks. Since Aug. 6, Lankford has raised nearly $170,000 just in contributions of $1,000 or more, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission. Since many people give less than $1,000, Lankford’s overall take in the last three weeks is likely much higher. Nearly 100 people have given $1,000 or more to his campaign since early this month.…
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U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Muskogee, has scheduled another round of town hall meetings, these in eastern Oklahoma on Aug. 27 and Aug. 30.
Here’s where he will be:
Friday, Aug. 27
Wagoner Civic Center
301 South Grant
W. Roger Webb Educational Technology Center Auditorium
610 North Grand
Doss Cafeteria, Stilwell High School
1801 West Locust
Muskogee Civic Center – Rooms E and F
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U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa, will receive an award Wednesday from the Oklahoma Veterans Council for his support of veterans, military personnel and their families. A presentation is set for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Rose State College.
On Thursday morning, Inhofe will address the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber at the Oklahoma City Marriott Hotel about business issues and earmarks.…
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The political action committee for Devon Energy, the oil and gas company based in Oklahoma City, gave $5,000 to Republican congressional candidate James Lankford on Friday, according to a report filed yesterday by Lankford’s campaign.
Reports filed with the Federal Election Commission showed Lankford continued to outpace Kevin Calvey in fundraising in the days leading up to Tuesday’s GOP runoff for the 5th District congressional seat.
On Sunday, Lankford reported $12,000 in donations. That’s nearly $87,000 that he’s reported in contributions over $1,000 since Thursday.…
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UPDATE: This blog post has been corrected to reflect that Lankford received only one check from Conoco Phillips’ political action committee. Though two separate reports were filed with the FEC showing $3,500 checks, there should just have been one report.
Republican James Lankford, who didn’t receive money from political actions committee for the first 15 months of his congressional campaign, is starting to benefit from the special interest donations.
After reporting PAC donations from a national bankers’ group and a physicians’ committee on Friday, he reported a $1,000 last-minute donation from the Oklahoma bankers’ committee on Saturday and a donation of $3,500 from Conoco-Phillips’ political action committee.…
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As Tuesday’s Republican runoff approaches for the 5th District congressional seat, James Lankford and Kevin Calvey are still hitting up donors in the midst of hitting each other.
Lankford filed reports with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday and Friday showing he collected $44,900 in just a few days.
He got $1,000 each from the political action committees for Oklahoma contractors and American Bankers and $2,500 from the American Society of Anesthesiologists.
Calvey reported $15,600 in donations in reports filed Thursday and Friday.…
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