Elections

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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Election
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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Election
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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Election
11:51 am
Fri July 27, 2012

Dems to be on Ballot Top

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The names of Democratic candidates in Oklahoma will appear above Republicans on the November ballot.

A public drawing on Thursday at the State Election Board determined that Democrats will get the top spot, followed by the Republican Party and the Americans Elect Party.

State law requires a public drawing be held every general election year to determine the ballot order. The law also requires the names of independent candidates to appear after the nominees of recognized political parties.

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Election
6:53 am
Tue July 17, 2012

GOP 2nd District Congressional Debate

Markwayne Mullins and George Faught
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The republican run-off candidates for the second congressional district take part in a televised debate. It was on R-S-U TV last night at Claremore.

Markwayne Mullins says he is running for office because he is tired of federal interference in his business. George Faught, meanwhile, touted his six years experience in the state legislature.                  

Health care reform was the big issue. Faught called for the health care reform act to be repealed and replace with another plan.  Mullins wants the federal government out of health care altogether.

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Election
10:03 am
Wed July 11, 2012

GOP Congressional Run-Off Candidates to Debate

Mark Mullins and George Faught

CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — The two Republicans vying for the 2nd Congressional District nomination will meet next week for a debate.

Markwayne Mullin and George Faught are scheduled to debate Monday at Rogers State University in Claremore. The event is sponsored by RSU-TV, the Claremore Daily Progress, the Claremore Chamber of Commerce and the RSU Department of Communications.

The event will be broadcast on RSU-TV and will be streamed live at www.rsupublictv.org .

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Local & Regional
6:55 am
Tue July 10, 2012

Faught, Mullin Spar Over Health Care Attack Ad

Mark Mullins and George Faught

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two Republican candidates seeking an open congressional seat in eastern Oklahoma are targeting each other in a dispute over whether one of them should be held accountable for remarks made about health care issues at a candidate forum last year.

A television advertisement by state Rep. George Faught's campaign includes a clip of businessman Markwayne Mullin saying he supported a "single-payer, single-pay system" when it comes to medical care.

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Local & Regional
7:05 am
Tue June 26, 2012

Oklahoma Voters Deciding Nominees for November Elections

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The race for eastern Oklahoma's U.S. House seat is drawing the most attention in this year's primary elections, as Republicans look to take a seat now held by the only Democrat in the state's congressional delegation.

Polls will be open Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Six Republicans and three Democrats are running to represent the sprawling 2nd Congressional District, where Democratic U.S. Rep. Dan Boren is stepping down after four terms.

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Local & Regional
9:52 am
Sat June 23, 2012

Oklahoma House Candidate Downplays Swastika Photo

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Republican candidate for a state House seat in northwest Oklahoma is trying to downplay a photograph in which he is seen wearing a swastika-adorned Iron Cross medallion around his neck.

Rodney Hiebert of Taloga says the pendant belonged to a friend and that the photograph, which appears on his Facebook page, was taken at a Halloween party several years ago. The 42-year-old says he is not a racist and that the photo is being blown out of proportion.

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Local & Regional
1:36 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Early Voting Begins In Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's three-day early voting period will begin at county election board offices across the state.

Early voting will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Monday and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Registered voters can cast their in-person absentee ballots at the county election boards in the county where they're registered.

Turnout for this year's primary election is expected to be light, with only one statewide race on the ballot — two Republicans who are running for a six-year term on the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.

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