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Rafael Cruz to speak at Tulsa Republican Men's Club on June 6th

Rafael Cruz, father of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, will be addressing the Tulsa County Republican Men’s Club on Thursday, June 6th:

We have a wonderful evening with a conservative speaker planned for This June 6th, 2017. This is a private -ticketed and dinner will be served for $20. The last time Pastor Cruz was here in Tulsa we had over 800 people in attendance. Tickets will go fast so make plans as quickly as possible for we have limited seating. We will have live music and Congressional candidates have been invited. We look forward to seein-g you and be prepared to have – big time livin’ on Tulsa Time! If you have any questions please call Darren Gantz @ 918-638-7430 or Billie Bell @ 918-638-9977.

For tickets, visit this link.

First District Committee Selects New Chair and Vice Chair - Congratulations Amanda Teegarden and Joanne Tyree!

Following recent resignations by Grace Farmer and Jerry Buchanan (Sooner Politics story here), the First District Committee for the Republican Party met May 22nd in Tulsa to hold a special election for a new chair and vice chair. There were 16 voting members (one a proxy) present. After two rounds of tied voting and a brief question and answer period, Amanda Teegarden was selected as chair in a 10-6 vote. Voting was by secret ballot.

Joanne Tyree was the only announced candidate for Vice Chair and was elected by acclamation. Other candidates for chair were Bo Summers (withdrew after first vote and gave his support to Amanda Teegarden) and Jon McGrath. Neither Summers or McGrath or Tyree are members of the committee, but one does not have to be a member of the committee to be selected as chair or vice chair.

Congratulations to Amanda Teegarden and Joanne Tyree!

OKGrassroots – First District Committee Selects new Chair and Vice Chair – Congratulations Amanda Teegarden and Joanne Tyree!

[Editor’s Note: This letter was sent to the Chairwomen of the 2017 Platform Committee, Dr. Carolyn McLarty. Wayne Hill, who wrote the letter, was appointed by Rogers County to be a delegate. It is reprinted here with the author’s permission.]

Dear Dr. McLarty,

 

“If, to please the people, we offer what we ourselves disapprove, how can we afterwards defend our work?  Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair.  The event is in the hands of God.”   George Washington

 

“A general dissolution of the principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy….  While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but once they lose their virtue, they will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader.”  Samuel Adams

 

Wayne Hill – Rogers County – I disavow the 2017 OKGOP Platform for the reasons stated below.  Please remove my name from being associated with this document.

 

There are stands a man must take to live with oneself and before God.  The defense of life is one of those foundational convictions and a cornerstone of all liberties.  If we do not wholly and fully defend life what is worth defending?

 

Continue reading via R3publican – Oklahoma 2017 Republican Party Platform Committee Fails the Babies

OKGOP Precinct Packets are Ready  - Online links and Information sent to Republican County Chairs

The packets are organized into 2 sections. The first section is for the County Chairman and is numbered as County Chairman’s Page 1-10. These pages are information for you to organize your meetings and convention. There is a CALENDAR OF EVENTS for deadlines as well as the State’s activities through the State Convention. Please keep the list of contact information for help with your meetings and convention.

Source post via OKG

Gerrymandering Wars Continue

  When Democrats regained Oklahoma’s 1st district congressional seat, in 1972; they took steps to solidify their hold on the office. Page Belcher has served the Tulsa metro area for 20 years, but Jim Jones wrestled control and had sights on even higher office.  When the Oklahoma legislature of 1981 began their business, drawing up new district maps was in order. The 10 year district lines would greatly help Democrats retain 5 of the 6 seats in the stat […]

OK Voter Registration Changes Statewide

(Oklahoma City) – Oklahoma’s official pre-election voter registration statistics released on Nov. 1 show 2,157,450 Oklahomans are registered to vote in advance of the Nov. 8 General Election, State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax reported on Tuesday.

The statistics represent a net increase of more than 40,000 voters over the 2012 presidential election. The total was also higher than the official count before the 2004 election. Registration numbers did not reach the level set before the 2000 and 2008 presidential elections.

Since Jan. 15, Oklahoma has had a net gain of 178,643 voters. The biggest net beneficiary of the increases was the Republican Party, which added 103,802 voters. Independents added 46,586 voters, while Democrats saw in increase of 24,658 and Libertarians added 3,599. The Libertarian Party became recognized in Oklahoma earlier this year.

Republicans are growing the fastest in terms of raw numbers and share of the electorate, extending their lead as the state’s largest party. Republicans now make up 45.6 percent of all voters. Republicans first became the largest party in the state following the 2014 General Election. Independents, meanwhile, remain the fastest growing portion of the electorate, with registration among Independents rising at a rate of 17.5 percent since January.

Although the number of Democrats in the state grew over the year, the party’s share of the electorate continued to decline, a trend that has been consistent over several decades. Democrats were officially the state’s largest party from statehood until January 2015.

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