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11:12 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Oklahoma Election Board Denies Group Spot on Ballot

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Election Board is denying a state group's attempt to place Libertarian presidential candidates on Oklahoma's November ballot.

Oklahoma Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax  said Wednesday the agency's legal counsel issued a legal memorandum advising against placing the Americans Elect Party's presidential and vice presidential candidates on the ballot.

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6:48 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Oklahoma GOP Eyes Sweep, But Democrats Vow Fight

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With the final candidates in place for November's congressional matchups, Republicans are focusing on a clean sweep of Oklahoma's delegation.

But Democrats are looking not only to defend their only congressional seat but are expressing optimism that a second seat in Tulsa could be in play this year.

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6:07 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

NPR Live Chat: Republican National Convention

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Republican National Convention Day 4 - Thursday, August 30, 2012

Republican National Convention Day 3 - Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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5:48 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

As It Happened: Wednesday At The Republican Convention

Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan waves with his family Wednesday at the GOP convention in Tampa. Also on stage: his daughter Liza, sons Charlie and Sam Ryan, wife Janna and mother Elizabeth.
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Originally published on Wed August 29, 2012 11:37 pm

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Hello from Tampa, where tonight Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin accepted the Republican Party's vice presidential nomination and told the nation that if he joins Mitt Romney in the White House they will work to solve the nation's problems, not blame them on others.

"We will not duck the tough issues, we will lead," he said. "We will not spend four years blaming others, we will take responsibility. We will not try to replace our founding principles, we will reapply our founding principles."

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Election
6:41 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Governor Fallin Speaks to RNC

Governor Fallin before the RNC
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says President Barack Obama and his policies are getting in the way of entrepreneurship and used an oilman's business success story as an example of pursuing the American dream.

During her speech, heard live on KWGS, Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., Fallin praised the nomination of Mitt Romney and running mate Paul Ryan.

Fallin cited the important role Oklahoma plays in the nation's energy production and its low unemployment rate of 4.9 percent.

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11:04 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

The Latest Election Results from KWGS

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8:46 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Its Mullin-vs-Wallace in District 2

Markwayne Mullin (L) Rob Wallace (r)
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Longtime state and federal prosecutor Rob Wallace has defeated Muskogee seed seller Wayne Herriman for the Democratic Party nomination in Oklahoma's 2nd Congressional District.

Wallace will try to keep the seat in Democratic hands this fall against a Republican nominee also selected Tuesday. Congressman Dan Boren announced last year he wouldn't seek re-election.

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Election
1:27 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Fallin, Cornett Both to Speak at GOP Convention

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Republican National Convention will have a distinct Oklahoma flavor, with both Gov. Mary Fallin and Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett scheduled to speak.

Party officials announced Monday that Cornett is expected to address the convention in Tampa, Fla., at about 3:15 p.m. Tuesday. Fallin is scheduled to speak between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tuesday.

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1:24 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Oklahoma 2nd District Candidates Make Final Pitch

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Four men running for the state's only open congressional seat are making their final pitches to voters across eastern Oklahoma's sprawling 2nd District, encouraging voters to head to the polls for what is typically a low-turnout affair.

Two Republicans and two Democrats both square off in separate primary runoffs Tuesday in the race to replace the only Democrat in Oklahoma's congressional delegation, retiring U.S. Rep. Dan Boren, who decided not to seek a fifth term in office.

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1:48 pm
Sun August 26, 2012

Review of other Ballot Issues for Tuesday

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — While much of the political attention has been focused on the race for Oklahoma's open 2nd Congressional District seat, voters in eight separate state House and Senate races will decide their nominees on Tuesday's primary runoff election.

There will be eight primary runoffs for open legislative seats — four each in the Senate and House.

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