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Oklahoma (GOP Club)

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  • Trump trying to campaign as 'racial healer', says Oklahoma governor

    07/10/2016 3:02:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | July 10, 2016 | Edward Helmore
    Oklahoma’s governor, Mary Fallin, said Donald Trump was “trying to campaign as a racial healer”, as the presumptive Republican nominee tried to paint himself as a unifying force in a country feeling fractured over race, violence and policing. “I think that has been part of his message, if you watched what he said this week,” Fallin told CNN on Sunday, alluding to police shootings of two black men in Louisiana and Minnesota, and the murder of five officers in Dallas, Texas. “He talked about how devastating this was for Dallas, how we have to respect our law enforcement and we...
  • Donald Trump Notches More Wins, but Ted Cruz’s Victories Promise Long Race

    03/02/2016 12:22:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March 1, 2016 | Patrick O’Connor and Janet Hook
    New York businessman Donald Trump won Republican primaries Tuesday from the Deep South to New England, but Texas Sen. Ted Cruz took his home state and Oklahoma, ensuring that the race for the GOP nomination will stretch into the spring...
  • Cruz outraises Rubio in Super Tuesday states

    02/23/2016 10:35:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    KENS-TV | February 23, 2016 | Fredreka Schouten and Christopher Schnaars, USA TODAY
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.kens5.com/story/news/2016/02/23/ted-cruz-marco-rubio-super-tuesday-states-fundraising/80802330/
  • Trump slips, Rubio surges in new Oklahoma presidential poll

    02/12/2016 5:54:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | February 9, 2016 | Silas Allen
    Less than a month before the state's presidential primary, Republican front-runner Donald Trump appears to be losing steam in Oklahoma, according to a poll released Tuesday. Trump continues to lead an eight-candidate Republican field, with 30 percent of Oklahoma GOP voters reporting that they planned to vote for the New York billionaire, down from 35 percent in a poll released Jan. 23. "Early on, Trump's been able to channel the anger and frustration felt among Republicans toward President Obama, but anger and frustration can only take you so far in a presidential race," said Bill Shapard, founder of SoonerPoll, an...
  • Thousands expected at Wednesday morning Cruz rally in Tulsa

    12/22/2015 2:20:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    KRMG-AM ^ | December 22, 2015 | Russell Mills
    The free event is 9-11 am at the ORU Mabee Center. TULSA — A top contender for the Republican presidential nomination will make his third stop this year in Tulsa Wednesday....
  • (MI) Schuette Calls on All States to Impose Sanctions on Iran

    09/06/2015 5:55:25 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 27 replies
    Michigan Attorney General's office ^ | September 1, 2015 | Office of Bill Schuette
    LANSING- In response to President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt today issued a letter to the Governors of all 50 states urging them to impose state-based sanctions against Iran. “Iran engages in some of the world’s most severe human rights abuses, oppressing women, and persecuting people of nearly all faiths, including Jews, Christians and Baha’is,” said Schuette. "In my past service as a Congressman from Michigan, I supported a strong national defensive capability and opposed relations with Iran, a country hostile to both the United States and our key...
  • Bob Smith, Who Ran for Senate Twice in Florida, Behind Ted Cruz for President

    08/26/2015 9:05:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | August 26, 2015 | Kevin Derby
    Florida might have its share of Republican presidential candidates but one former presidential candidate who ran twice in the Sunshine State is behind U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. Former U.S. Sen. Bob Smith, R-N.H., who ran twice for the U.S. Senate in Florida, was named as a co-chair of Cruz’s veterans outreach team on Wednesday. Smith joins U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla., and Texas state Sen. Brian Birdwell as co-chairs of “Vets for Ted” while Bill Connor will be national director. Cruz has also named Smith, a Navy veteran, as part of his team in New Hampshire, home of the...
  • Bridenstine, Oklahoma Senate leader endorse Ted Cruz's bid (Over a dozen endorse him)

    08/12/2015 11:11:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    KWTV-TV ^ | August 12, 2015 | The Associated Press
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine of Tulsa and Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman of Sapulpa are among the Oklahoma leaders endorsing U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's presidential bid. Cruz's campaign announced Wednesday that Bridenstine and Bingman are among more than a dozen elected officials on Cruz's Oklahoma Leadership Team. Others include Republican state Sens. Gary Stanislawski and Anthony Sykes, and state Reps. David Brumbaugh, David Derby, Dan Fisher, Mark Lepak, Mark McCullough, Michael Rogers, Chuck Strohm, Ken Walker and Justin Wood....
  • 'Cruz country' bus tour looks South

    08/02/2015 9:20:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 2, 2015 | Mike Allen
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) will spend much of August on an eight-state “Cruz Country” bus tour through the South, as his team looks beyond the first four 2016 states to March’s delegate-heavy SEC Primary states, including Georgia and Texas. Cruz advisers say they’re not only vigorously competing in the early states, but already organizing the so-called SEC states (a nickname from college sports’ Southeastern Conference), with advertising planned through March 15. An adviser said the objective of the bus trip is “to ensure that by the time other candidates get to the March 1 voting states following early state voting,...
  • Oklahoma Republicans compare food-stamp recipients to animals

    07/14/2015 11:49:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Yahoo! News / Reuters ^ | July 14, 2015 | Heide Brandes
    OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - The Oklahoma Republican Party on Tuesday removed a Facebook post that compared people who receive food stamps to wild animals after it set off a social-media storm. Titled a "lesson in irony," the post from Monday night says the U.S. government is proud that its food stamp program, known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, this year reached 46 million people. "Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, asks us 'Please Do Not Feed the Animals.' Their stated reason for the policy is because 'The animals will grow dependent on...
  • SRLC: GOP faithful vote for their favorites in Oklahoma City straw poll

    05/24/2015 4:11:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | May 24, 2015 | Juliana Keeping
    Republicans speak about who they voted for in the straw poll at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma City. Celia Lanham 62, Osage County ranch owner Voted for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, a Texas Republican “I found his speech to be dynamic. He comes from an immigrant family who understands the American dream.” Ronda Vuillemont-Smith, 54, grassroots activist from Tulsa Voted for U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican “He’s going places most in the GOP don’t go — to colleges to reach milennials, into minority communities. If we don’t start reaching out, the party will likely die.” Nedra...
  • Carson wins early GOP straw poll (Followed by Walker and Cruz at Oklahoma City's SRLC confab)

    05/23/2015 12:12:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box ^ | May 23, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson won the presidential straw poll at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma City on Saturday, beating out Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). Carson won 25.4 percent of the vote, while Walker took 20.5 percent and Cruz received 16.4 percent. Other GOP presidential hopefuls and potential candidates finished far behind the top trio. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie finished a distant fourth with 5.3 percent of the vote, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry took 5 percent, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush won 4.9 percent. Winning the straw poll could provide a...
  • TED CRUZ IN OKLAHOMA

    05/18/2015 11:29:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Ted Cruz Website ^ | May 18, 2015
    Sign up here to learn how you can attend the Southern Republican Leadership Conference, in Oklahoma City, where Senator Ted Cruz is giving the keynote address and where participants will be voting in an important straw poll.
  • Republican presidential hopefuls heading to Oklahoma City this week

    05/16/2015 10:13:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    NewsOK ^ | May 17, 2015 | Chris Casteel and Randy Ellis
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The road to the White House goes through downtown Oklahoma City this week as hopefuls in the crowded Republican field audition on a stage ideally suited for their messages about military power, religious liberty and energy independence. Eleven Republicans with presidential aspirations — including some who have not officially declared their candidacy — will speak at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference, which begins at the Cox Convention Center on Thursday and ends Saturday with the release of a straw poll. “This is a huge event for Oklahoma City,” said Gov. Mary Fallin, who will address the conference and introduce some...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz Confirms for SRLC (Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma)

    04/12/2015 3:01:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    OK GOP ^ | April 10, 2015
    One of the U.S. Senate’s most outspoken conservative leaders, Sen. Ted Cruz, officially confirmed today for the Southern Republican Leadership Conference (SRLC) in Oklahoma City in May. Cruz is the ninth national leader and 2016 presidential candidate to confirm for the conference behind Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, former Sen. Rick Santorum, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Dr. Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Donald Trump and Ambassador John Bolton. OKGOP Chairman Dave Weston noted, "Sen. Cruz’s recent announcement for president has created quite a buzz among Republican voters. We’re excited he’ll be joining us for the SRLC, as...
  • Ted Cruz's Brain Trust: The Advisers Who Want To Make Him President

    11/20/2014 4:16:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    There's no official Sen. Ted Cruz presidential team — yet. But the Texas Republican is already surrounding himself with key strategists and advisers that could make his transparent White House ambitions a reality. The tea party firebrand relies on a small circle of advisers to inform his views and amplify his ultraconservative message. The inner circle breaks down into two groups: his chief advisers in the Senate office, and the chiefs of his nationally-focused political operation, which he beefed up in the summer of 2014 by hiring a crop of seasoned Republican campaign operatives. These are the key players that...
  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • TW Shannon and James Lankford Debate

    06/20/2014 7:34:10 AM PDT · by Amish · 2 replies
    Red State ^ | 19 Jun 2014 | vangoghssister (Diary)
    Edit: For anyone who is interested, I’ve pasted the links to the debate from last night (06/18/2014) between TW and Lankford. I do not know why it is in 4 parts. I tried to embed the video, but it did not work for me. Sorry about that.
  • For Republicans, race to replace Coburn in Senate about more than protecting his seat

    01/25/2014 7:26:12 PM PST · by gooblah · 5 replies
    Foxnews ^ | January 25, 2014
    The retirement of Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn poses a challenge for Republicans that extends beyond the party trying to preserve his Senate seat.
  • Tea party leader to be tried on felony charges over email to elected official

    09/08/2013 5:18:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | September 8, 2013 | Tom Tillison
    Before firing off that next email to an elected official, you’d better cross your fingers and hope the politician is not feeling anxious about your message. A judge in Oklahoma Friday ordered the co-founder of the Sooner Tea Party to be tried on felony blackmail and computer crimes charges for sending an email to a state senator who said he felt threatened by its tone, The Associated Press reported. The judge ruled that probable cause exists that Al Gerhart committed the crimes when he sent an email allegedly designed to intimidate Oklahoma state Sen. Cliff Branan, the Republican chairman of...