Sen. Randy Brogdon wasn’t at a governor’s candidate forum Wednesday afternoon at Oklahoma City University, but according to his campaign people he was touring flooded areas in Oklahoma City.
A news release sent out by his campaign said Brogdon, a Republican from Owasso, was planning to tour flooded areas in Edmond today.
He was supposed to have taken a helicopter from Tulsa to get an aerial tour of the disaster area.
In the news release, Brogdon said: ”I think it is important for elected officials to get a first hand experience of what these families are facing. It’s important that these victims of an extreme natural disaster get some real help putting their lives back together.…
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Former U.S. Sen. Don Nickles has endorsed Ryan Leonard for attorney general.
Leonard’s campaign issued a release on the nod yesterday. Leonard is seeking the Republican nomination for the state’s top legal officer.
No big surprises there in Nickles’ endorsement. Leonard, a former prosecutor in Canadian County, worked for Nickles as a senior aide for four years in Washington, D.C. Nickles, a Republican, represented Oklahoma from 1981 to 2005. U.S. Rep. Tom Coburn now holds that congressional seat.
It is critical in 2010 that Oklahoma elect an Attorney General who will fight to protect our families, and has the passion and will to stand up for the Constitution in the face of unprecedented federal encroachment into our daily lives.
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Every building in the 19-building state Capitol complex sustained some kind of water damage in storms on Monday.
Water flooded the Jim Thorpe building, forcing many employees who work for the Office of Personnel Management to vacate. Water dripped from the roof of leased space at the Lincoln Plaza. Water in an electrical box at the Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry shut down the building for the day.
Workers stood knee-deep in water that flooded the tunnel in the Sequoyah Building. The state Capitol building was relatively unscathed.…
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A political corruption investigation into allegations that some lawmakers encouraged the state Medical Examiner’s Office to hire Sen. Debbe Leftwich, D-Oklahoma City could have a wider impact on state house races this fall.
Republicans hold a comfortable majority in the House and in the Senate Republicans have a slim 26-22 majority.
But the outcome of a political corruption investigation could have a far reaching impact, one pundit says. The investigation was intiated by Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater. Prater has launched a political corruption investigation into allegations that Rep.…
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Candidates have until 5 p.m today drop out of the race they filed for.
The final, final list will be available from the state Election Board.
Candidate challenges are already rolling in too. A hearing before the election board on those objections will be June 18.…
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Gary Jones confirmed to Capitol reporter Michael McNutt today that he would step down as Republican Party chairman to run against Democrat Steve Burrage for State Auditor and Inspector.
Jones filed for the office at the last minute on Wednesday. He ran unsuccessfully for the office in 2002 and 2006.
Angie La Plante, who works for Republican Rep. Ken Miller and is the party’s vice chairman, will serve as the interim chair.…
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Now that the filing deadline has come and gone…we’re trying to catch our collective breath. To tell the truth, being at work at 8 a.m. is hard work for reporters who often work up until 7 p.m. I digress.
Nonetheless, party pundits and campaign managers have spent the day combing over the candidate lists. Looking for holes in candidate filing papers and trying to figure out what the next move is.
Here’s a complete list of the candidates and who is running for what.…
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Republican Party Chairman Gary Jones has filed for State Auditor and Inspector. Jones, who ran for the office in 2002 and 2006, filed his candidate papers in the final hour of filing today.
Jones said made the decision in the last day of filing. He says the Republican party is strong in the state and the committee that oversees the Republican party will decide whether to keep Jones as the chairman, he said.
Another Republican, David Hanigar, has also filed for the office.…
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Former State Senator and owner of the Oklahoma City Redhawks declared his candidacy for attorney general this morning. Pruitt said as attorney general he would work to protect the state’s rights and challenge encroachment of the federal government.
Pruitt, a Republican, said the state’s Attorney General should be involved in lawsuits challenging the national health care.
Pruitt faces Republican Ryan Leonard in the primary election on July 27. Democrat Jim Priest has also filed for the office.…
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Three Democrats are vying for a spot on the ballot to challenge Rep. Mike Christian in November. The southern Oklahoma City Republican is at the heart of political corruption investigation.
Wanda Jo Stapleton, long time activist and former state representative, announced she would seek her party’s nomination for House District 93. Stapleton, who is filed for office using her maiden name Peltier, is a Democrat. She served in House District 93 from 1986 to 1996.
Jeff Packham, a former reporter at the Capitol, has also a Democrat filed in House District 93 as well.…
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