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Here's How we Get Bad Election Board Secretaries

Tulsa’s had some really inept and corrupt county election board secretaries. And the State Election Chief, Paul Ziriax, doesn’t seem to be elevating the standards.  Gwen Freeman was just appointed to the post, due to the heavy lobbying of Senator Dan Newberry. The last county chief, Patty Bryant, got her job in a similar manner, when former Senator Jim Williamson intervened. Her team corrupted some really bad situations, leading to judicial intervention a […]

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Tulsa GOP Plans Big Presence At State Convention

Join The Bus Tour.. The Tulsa GOP continues to grow and work to develop better systems to empower the grassroots in their precincts and in the halls of government. This year the Tulsa County Delegation is the largest voting block at the OKGOP Convention. Robert Aery has sponsored a tour bus to accommodate those who want to leave the driving to others and ride in comfort among their fellow party delegates. Ride the bus to…

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Mullin's 'Security' Concerns: Red Cards

  Last week, several Oklahoma town halls were held. But a Tahlequah event was cancelled just moments prior to Congressman Mullin’s arrival.  Mullin issued some cryptic language in his press statements about event security, in an attempt to explain his justification for leaving the 2nd District constituents ‘stood up’ at the Sequoyah High School Auditorium.  Many Oklahoma voters assumed that the event venue did not properly ‘sweep’ the building, or that people with…

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Bridenstine 'A Leading Candidate' For NASA Post

Three national media outlets are naming Oklahoma congressman, Jim Bridenstine as a leading candidate for the next head of NASA. And Rep. Jim Bridenstine says he’s still “in the mix” to be the next NASA administrator.The Oklahoma Republican told a Tulsa TV station that he was recently interviewed again by the White House for the job, but doesn’t know when the administration will make a decision on the position.“I don’t know what the […]

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Nik Berg Wins TARA Straw Poll in HD75 Race

  Nik Berg emerged the winner of the straw poll of the membership of the Tulsa Area Republican Assembly, Tuesday night. He surpassed the 60% margin, but fell just one vote short of winning an outright ‘Endorsement’. The bylaws require a 2/3 vote of support.   Tressa Nunley picked up the remaining 39% of the votes.   All four candidates spoke to the group at the March meeting.  Three of them returned a vetting form to the group in ti […]

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Free Trade For Consumers Too!

I have a confession to make…I bought some eyeglasses online.I’m guessing I may have broken some obscure Oklahoma law, but I really don’t feel all that guilty about what I did.  Oklahoma does not allow any retail sales of prescription eyewear in department stores. It’s been that way since who knows how long. And it’s not the only example of pandering and trade protectionism.  We live in an age of consumer empowerment and more choices than ever before, […]

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Trebor & Karl: Distancing Themselves From Fount Holland

With the impending felony prosecution of Fount Holland and several other operatives of the Joy Hoffmeister campaign effort, Several consulting operatives are taking huge steps to appear completely separate from the world and practices of ‘Fount & the Boys’. But if you type ” www.AHstrategies.com “, it currently forwards you to http://marathonok.com/pages/. This can appear to many as just a name changed for image purpose […]

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Remembering David Brumbaugh

  Multiple capitol sources are confirming news of the passing of Rep. David Brumbaugh, of Broken Arrow. David served these past sessions as chairman of the Republican Caucus. He and his wife & daughters reside in Broken Arrow and represent a large portion of BA in the state legislature.  Brumbaugh was elected in 2010 and his seat is known as a bastion of Tea Party conservatism. David also operated an energy comp […]

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