Elections

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.

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.

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