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7:04 am
Thu October 11, 2012

Candidates for 1st District Speak at Coweta Forum. Hear Here:

The sign greeting attendees at Coweta event
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  • First to speak is Craig Allen. NOTE: Bridenstine walked away from the microphones on the podium during his talk.

COWETA, Okla. (AP) — The three candidates running for Oklahoma's 1st congressional seat have appeared together at a debate in Coweta sponsored by the Coweta Chamber of Commerce.

Republican Jim Bridenstine said during Wednesday's forum that voters have a choice between a conservative government that he supports or what he called liberal policies supported by Democrat John Olson.

Olson told the crowd of a few dozen at the Assembly of God Church there is a stark difference between himself and Bridenstine. Olson called himself a "workhorse, not a show pony."

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Election
1:00 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

Voter Deadline Approaches

The Tulsa County Election Board on North Denver Avenue
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If you want to vote in the November 6th presidential election, then you only have through Friday to register. Assistant Election Board secretary Shelly Boggs says the office on North Denver Avenue will stay open late Friday.

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Election
6:57 am
Tue October 9, 2012

Candidates to Meet in Coweta for Forum

John Olson and Jim Bridenstine
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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Congressional candidates running for Oklahoma's 1st District are expected to meet this week in an election forum sponsored by the Coweta Chamber of Commerce.

Republican Jim Bridenstine and Democrat John Olson are slated to meet at Wednesday's forum.

Bridenstine is a political newcomer with tea party backing who defeated five-term incumbent Rep. John Sullivan in the primary election. Bridenstine has knocked Sullivan's votes that he said weren't conservative enough for Oklahoma.

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Election
4:53 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

Anti-Vision 2 Group Speaks Out

Ronda Vuillemont-Smith expresses the Citizens for a Better Vision position.
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  • Click to listen to our story.
  • Organizer Ronda Vuillemont-Smith, Tulsa County Republican Party Chair J.B. Alexander, City Council Candidate Twan Jones, Tulsa businessman David Oldham

 

Citizens for a Better Vision gathered in front of City Hall Monday afternoon to speak out against Vision 2.

The organization is opposed to both the economic development at the airport and quality of life proposals included in the Vision 2 sales tax extension.

Organizer Ronda Vuillemont-Smith called Vision 2 a “boondoggle, that is too rushed, too much, too soon, too sloppy and too vague.”

Click above to hear other voices from today’s news conference.

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Election
8:04 am
Mon October 8, 2012

1st District Candidates Profile: The Economy

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Tulsa will have a new congressman come January. Three men will be on the ballot next month seeking the job.

This morning, we hear from all three and their take on the economic problems facing the nation. The first to speak is Jim Bridenstine, the Republican candidate. He wants to get a handle federal spending.

Bridenstine: “The anchor around the neck of our economy is the debt and the deficit. We are now, for the first time in American History, we are creating new money to buy the bonds to fund the government. We are hurting the U.S. dollar in the so doing.

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Election
5:35 pm
Sat October 6, 2012

SQ 765 Would Revamp DHS

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A November ballot issue proposes to restructure power and accountability at Oklahoma's troubled Department of Human Services.

Supporters of State Question 765 say the measure would shift oversight and power to the governor's office, which would be responsible for appointing the agency's director with the consent of the Oklahoma Senate.

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Election
12:57 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Mayoral Candidate Opposes Vision 2

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The only announced candidate for Tulsa Mayor in the next election says he can’t support Vision 2. Republican Bill Christiansen says the process has been rushed and there hasn’t been nearly enough citizen participation.

Christiansen says there’s a difference between wants and needs, and he would like more attention paid to streets, public safety, and the like. He says while many Vision 2 projects would be nice to have, they are not essential needs. He’ll be voting against both Vision 2 propositions on November 6th. 

Election
1:54 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Presidential Debate: Denver, Oct. 3

NPR presents live coverage of the first presidential debate at 8:00 pm on Public Radio 89.5-1. Follow the simultaneous live blog here and submit your questions and comments to the NPR reporters.

Election
1:37 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

Tulsa Roof Gets Makeover for Upcoming Election

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Tulsa’s Kenny Nipp painted his roof in support for President Obama’s re-election. He realized Tulsa’s Democratic Headquarters didn’t have a sign big enough for his yard. Nipp wants to tell surrounding Democrats they’re not alone.

Nipp has gotten tons of support and backlash for this move. He is upset and believes everyone is entitled to their opinion of their political party. Nipp says he’d never wish ill will on Republicans and might give a helping hand to someone that wants to paint their roof for Romney.

Election
11:59 am
Tue October 2, 2012

Spike in Oklahoma Voter Rolls

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's Election Board secretary says more than 21,000 Oklahoma voters registered to vote last month.

Secretary Paul Ziriax  said Monday that there has been a net increase of nearly 68,000 voters since January, including more than 21,000 during September.

The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 6 general election is Oct. 12.

Ziriax also reported that Democrats still have the most registered voters in Oklahoma, but that Republicans and independents are growing at a faster rate.

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