OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today released the following Thanksgiving Day statement:
“I continue to be thankful for the opportunity and the honor to serve as Oklahoma’s governor, as well as for my wonderful family and friends.
“Like Americans everywhere, I am also thankful that we live in a nation that cherishes liberty and for the brave men and women of our military who protect our freedoms.
“As we approach Thanksgiving Day, I’m wishing all Oklahomans a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday season.”…
Read the rest of Gov. Mary Fallin’s Thanksgiving Day Statement
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has been given a speaking slot on Tuesday at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL.
In a message sent from her campaign account, the governor said she will talk about Oklahoma’s success.
“My message will be simple: the U.S. must focus on policies that allow hardworking families and businesses _ not government bureaucracies _ to thrive.
“In Oklahoma, we’ve pursued policies that set the stage for success and job growth in the private sector. We’re not interested in more government handouts.…
Read the rest of Gov. Mary Fallin to Speak in Prime Time Tuesday at Republican National Convention
The public affairs channel C-SPAN, which provides gavel-to-gavel coverage of Congress along with a broad array of government- and history-related programming, is in Oklahoma City this week preparing some features on the city’s history and literary life.
The producers and organizers have an interesting agenda for the productions, which will air during a special Oklahoma City feature weekend of May 5th and 6th on C-SPAN2’s BookTV and C-SPAN3’s American History TV.
Here are some of the highlights, provided by C-SPAN:
· Interview with Bruce Fisher, son of Ada Lois Sipuel.…
Read the rest of C-SPAN in Oklahoma City This Week for Some Local History
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich announced more Oklahoma endorsements on Wednesday. Here are the names announced by his campaign less than a week before Oklahoma voters go to the polls as part of the Super Tuesday primaries and caucuses.
Republican Majority Leader Tad Jones (Claremore)
State Representative Todd Thompson (Ada)
State Representative Mike Jackson (Enid)
Former State Representative Robert Worthen (Oklahoma City)
State Senator Rob Johnson (Yukon)
Former Cleveland County Republican Party Chairman Aaron Curry
Former Oklahoma County Republican Party Chairman Steve Curry
State Senator Bryce Marlatt (Woodward)
State Representative Leslie Osborne (Chickasha)
State Representative Don Armes (Faxon)
State Representative Dan Kirby (Broken Arrow)
State Senator Greg Childers (Del City)
Norman City Councilman Hal Ezell
State Senator Kim David (Wagoner)
State Representative Colby Schwarz (Yukon) …
Read the rest of Gingrich Adds More Oklahoma Supporters
The site for the rally for Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has changed.
It will be at the Magnuson Hotel and Meridian Convention Center, 737 S. Meridian Ave. It’s just south of Interstate 40.
The venue was changed because of the overwhelming response, according to the Oklahoma Republican Party’s website. It originally was scheduled at the nearby H&H Shooting Sports Complex.
The time remains the same at 9 a.m. There is no charge to attend the rally.
Santorum’s visit today comes two days after he swept victories in Minnesota, Missouri and Colorado.…
Read the rest of Santorum rally site changed
U.S. Rep. Tom Cole, R-Moore, praised the selection of state Rep. T.W. Shannon, R-Lawton, as the House speaker designate. If all goes as planned, Shannon would be speaker of the state House of Representatives in early 2013.
Cole and Shannon are both citizens of the Chickasaw Nation. Shannon once served on Cole’s staff.
“I am enormously pleased and proud that the Oklahoma House of Representatives has selected T.W. Shannon as their next Speaker,” Cole said in a prepared statement.
“As someone who knows and has worked closely with T.W., I am not surprised that his colleagues have recognized his character, integrity and leadership abilities.…
Read the rest of Rep. Tom Cole Praises Selection of House Speaker Designate
Several legislators who use social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter say they are effective ways to communicate with constituents.
Some said they were apprehensive when U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., said last week that his Twitter account had been hacked and someone sent a lewd photograph of himself to a woman. Weiner admitted Monday that he had sent the picture.
In Oklahoma, several officials or their staff frequently change passwords and monitor the accounts to delete any inappropriate names of followers or content posted by followers.…
Read the rest of Oklahoma lawmakers: Social media being used more
The New York Times has an interesting interactive on its website that lets you compare tweets by and about various candidates for the U.S. Senate and governor. Here’s the one for Oklahoma’s gubernatorial race:
Read the rest of Elections 2010: Tracking tweets about the Oklahoma governor candidates
Kevin Calvey, involved in a GOP congressional runoff race that will be determined in two weeks, is a new dad.
Thomas Calvey was born Tuesday evening at an Oklahoma City hospital.
He weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and is 21 inches long, a campaign spokesman said.
Calvey’s wife, Toni, and Thomas are doing fine, the spokesman said. Thomas is their second child; Anastasia is about 22 months old.
Calvey, of Oklahoma City, faces James Lankford, of Edmond, in the Aug. 24 Republican primary for the 5th Congressional District seat being vacated by Mary Fallin, who is running for governor.…
Read the rest of Calvey baby arrives
House members have revived efforts to ban texting while driving. As reported Thursday by the Capitol Bureau’s Micheal McNutt, Rep. Sue Tibbs, R-Tulsa, put language into a Senate bill that would prohibit a person from driving and using an electronic device to write, send or read a text.
They could be fined up to $1,000, if ticketed under this version of the bill.
The new language to Senate Bill 1908 is much harsher than the Senate version of the bill.…
Read the rest of House strengthens ban on texting while driving