Local & Regional
8:41 am
Sun June 17, 2012

GOP Looks to Turn Congressional Slate Red in 2012

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Hoping to build on huge gains in the 2010 elections, Republicans are setting their sights on the last large swatch of Democratic blue in Oklahoma — the state's sprawling 2nd Congressional District seat in eastern Oklahoma.

Thrown open last summer when U.S. Representative Dan Boren announced plans to not seek a fifth term, six Republicans are looking to flip the only Democrat-held seat in the state's congressional delegation from blue to red.

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Local & Regional
7:00 am
Thu June 14, 2012

Oklahoma Voters Urged to Confirm Precinct Locations

Tulsa County Election Board on North Denver
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma election officials are urging voters to do their homework before they head to voting precincts for the upcoming primary election.

Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax says voters should confirm their precinct assignment and polling location before the June 26 primary. Ziriax says many voters were assigned to different polling places following last year's redistricting process for congressional and legislative seats.

He also says voters should know what, if anything, is on the ballot in their precinct prior to election day.

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Local & Regional
5:07 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Oklahoma 1st District Candidates Meet in Forum

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The two Republicans squaring off for the nomination to represent Oklahoma's 1st Congressional District have met for their first and likely last political forum ahead of the June 26 primary.

Five-term U.S. Rep. John Sullivan's campaign has been met with stout resistance from Navy pilot Jim Bridenstine, who says Sullivan's held the office representing northeastern Oklahoma and the city of Tulsa for too long.

The two spent about an hour Tuesday afternoon convincing an overflow crowd at a south Tulsa hotel of their conservative credentials.

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Local & Regional
9:27 am
Sun June 10, 2012

Republicans, Democrats vie for Oklahoma's 3rd District

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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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Local & Regional
10:00 am
Sun June 3, 2012

Ethics Complaint Filed Against Jolly

Clark Jolley
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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.

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Local & Regional
3:08 pm
Wed April 11, 2012

District 71 mess gets messier

Tulsa County Election Board HQ
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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.

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Local & Regional
12:44 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

President Obama coming to Cushing next week

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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.

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9:01 am
Sun March 11, 2012

Union leaders seek to mend divisions over pipeline

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.

4:16 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Oklahoma superdelegate still hopes for surge by Paul

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.

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7:09 am
Wed March 7, 2012

Obama loses Democratic primary in 15 Oklahoma counties

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.