SoonerPolitics In-Depth: How Professional Campaign Consultants Changed The OKGOP

  The Oklahoma GOP has enjoyed a 'fairy tale' turnabout of fortunes in the past 30 years. Until recent history, the Oklahoma Democrat party enjoyed nearly 9 decades of dominance in every statewide office and super-majorities in both legislative chambers.  No one saw a lucrative career opportunity in conservative political consulting, because there was no money in it, nor opportunity for career resume-building. Tom Cole changed that narrative in 1994, when his consulting firm of Cole,...

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