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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Congressman Frank Lucas says his influence as chairman of the House Agriculture Committee is the prime reason he should be re-elected to an 11th term representing the state's 3rd Congressional District.

Lucas faces William Craig Stump for the Republican nomination in the June 26 primary.

Democrats Timothy Ray Murray and Frankie Robbins are competing for their party's nomination in the November general election. Independent candidate William Sanders of Stillwater will also appear on the general election ballot.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Edmond man has filed an ethics complaint against a state senator regarding campaign reporting rules.

In a complaint lodged with the Oklahoma Ethics Commission on Friday, Robert Donohoo questioned whether Sen. Clark Jolley should have filed his Senate campaign report sooner.

District 71 mess gets messier

Apr 11, 2012
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Here is the problem:

2,833 ballots were cast, according to the ballot box machine. The Tulsa County Election Board can only account for 2,831. Even after finding two ballots after yesterday’s recount that changed the outcome, two more ballots are still missing.

President Obama coming to Cushing next week

Mar 16, 2012
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House official says President Barack Obama will make a four-state swing next week to tout his administration's "all of the above" energy policies.

The official says Obama will travel to Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Ohio from March 21-22.

The president's trip includes a stop in Cushing, Okla., site of an oil storage hub with a glut of supply. The administration has suggested developing an Oklahoma-to-Texas pipeline to alleviate the oil bottleneck in Cushing.

Union leaders seek to mend divisions over pipeline

Mar 11, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unions may be united in working to re-elect President Barack Obama, but their leaders also are trying to repair bitter divisions over his rejection of an oil pipeline from Canada to Texas. Trade unions representing workers who stand to benefit from new construction jobs from the Keystone XL pipeline that would pass through Cushing, Oklahoma are furious at other unions that joined environmentalists in opposing the project. AFL-CIO leaders hope to smooth tensions at their executive council's annual winter meeting that starts Monday in Florida.

Oklahoma superdelegate still hopes for surge by Paul

Mar 9, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — While Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich will split 40 GOP delegates based on Oklahoma vote totals this week, Texas Congressman Ron Paul is still in the running for one of the state's three superdelegates. Oklahoma's National Committeeman James Dunn tells The Associated Press he's still holding out hope Paul's campaign for the GOP nomination will catch fire in the coming weeks. Until then, Dunn says he's unsure who he will support at the national convention. Dunn is one of three GOP superdelegates who aren't bound by the primary finish in Oklahoma.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — President Barack Obama collected the most votes in the Oklahoma Democratic primary, but lost in 15 counties. With more than 90 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday, Obama won 55 percent of the vote. Four other candidates combined for 45 percent of the vote, including anti-abortion activist Randall Terry who had more than 18 percent of the vote. According to Democratic Party rules, Terry is eligible for a delegate since he won more than 15 percent of the statewide vote. Until Tuesday, Obama had won all of the Democratic delegates awarded so far.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Rick Santorum has won Oklahoma's Republican presidential primary, leaving Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich to battle for second place in what is called the "reddest of the red" states. With 91 percent of the state's 1,961 precincts reporting unofficial returns, Santorum had 34 percent of the vote. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney had 28 percent and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich had 27 percent.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The last time Super Tuesday arrived in Oklahoma, Sen. John McCain had already sewn up the GOP nomination. This time around, it's a month later than in 2008 and the four candidates for the Republican presidential nomination are fighting for votes in Oklahoma without the usual broad network of local chairmen and dedicated volunteers. Rick Santorum has visited the state twice in the past month. Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney and Ron Paul have visited here, too. With 40 delegates at stake, Oklahoma isn't the biggest prize during the Super Tuesday primaries.

Former presidential hopeful Herman Cain stumps in Tulsa on behalf of Newt Gingrich. Speaking at Joe Momma’s Pizza downtown, Cain talked about energy prices and Gingrich’s plan to return to $2.50 a gallon gas. Gingrich has made cutting the price of gas a centerpiece of his campaign.

The '$2.50 Gas Tour' included Cain, former Congressman J.C. Watts, and Gingrich’s daughter, Jackie Gingrich Cushman.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Former Oklahoma Congressman J.C. Watts and ex-GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain are scheduled to make several appearances in the state on behalf of Newt Gingrich. Watts and Cain will campaign in Oklahoma on Monday as part of the "$2.50 Gas Tour," which is making stops in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Midwest City. Gingrich has campaigned on the suggestion that gas prices would be lower if he were elected president. Watts served as a member of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission before winning election to Congress from Oklahoma's 4th District.

Gingrich's Visit

Feb 21, 2012

Undated – Presidential hopeful to address Okla. lawmakers

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich will conclude his two-day visit to Oklahoma with an address to members of the Oklahoma Legislature.

The former U.S. House Speaker is scheduled to speak at 10 a.m. Tuesday while the Oklahoma House is in session.

Gingrich delivered a speech Monday at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, during which he dangled the prospect of gasoline as low as $2 per gallon if he is elected.