Oklahoma Republicans have been enjoying a good run in the state Senate. They picked up six seats in the chamber in 2010, giving them a veto-proof majority. This year, two more seats automatically flipped to GOP control when no Democrats filed after the incumbents declined to seek re-election.
However, Republicans are now hitting a few bumps in the road.
The Republican challenger for the Ada-based Senate seat is in jail for failure to pay child support, and failure to pay fines for driving with an open container and driving without a driver’s license. Republicans also lost an opportunity in less-embarrassing fashion in the northeastern Senate District 1, where GOP candidate Michael Romero, withdrew from the race after getting a job in Oklahoma City.
Although it’s likely small comfort to Democrats, things clearly could be worse.