2018

Gary Richardson forms gubernatorial exploratory committee

Gary Richardson Announces Exploratory Committee for Governor of Oklahoma 

Tulsa, OK, February 21, 2017–  Former Reagan-appointed U.S. Attorney and small business owner Gary Richardson has announced the formation of his exploratory committee for Governor of Oklahoma.

“The current budget crisis in Oklahoma proves to me that Oklahoma isn’t a poor state but a state run poorly.” said Richardson.  “It’s important that the people of Oklahoma have a Governor who will make the right decisions to get our state out of this budget crisis without raising taxes.”

Richardson shared the next steps of his exploratory committee. “In the following months, I will travel across the state to visit with Oklahomans and listen to their concerns about taxes, education, and the economy of our state,” said Richardson.  “Oklahomans know what is best for our state.  It’s time their leaders heed their concerns.”

Richardson Applauds Lamb's Resignation over Fallin's Tax Plan

Richardson Applauds Lamb’s Decision to Follow in Opposing Service Tax

Tulsa, OK, February 16, 2017–  Below is a statement from Gary Richardson about Lt. Governor Todd Lamb’s decision to resign from Governor Fallin’s cabinet over her proposed service tax.

“I am glad that Lt. Governor Lamb has finally decided to follow my call to oppose Governor Fallin’s proposed tax on the service industry,” said Richardson.

“I encourage Lt. Governor Lamb and the rest of the Republican members of the Oklahoma Legislature to join me in standing on Republican values by opposing all of Governor Fallin’s proposed tax initiatives including her proposed hike on tobacco and gasoline taxes.  Only then can we all work toward a comprehensive solution that eliminates waste in our state government and funds our state agencies without raising taxes.”

Lamb breaks with Fallin, resigns from Cabinet over sales tax proposal

Lamb Breaks with Fallin on Tax Policy

Oklahoma City- Lt. Governor Todd Lamb today announced his resignation from Governor Fallin’s cabinet, where Lamb has served as the state’s Small Business Advocate, one of many roles the Lt. Governor fills.  This resignation does not affect Lamb’s role as Lt. Governor.

“In Oklahoma, the Governor and Lt. Governor are separately elected positions. While both are Republicans, at this time Lieutenant Governor Lamb believes it is best for him to vacate the cabinet position,” stated Lamb’s Chief of Staff, Keith Beall.  “His decision to resign was made after yesterday’s cabinet meeting in which Governor Fallin maintained her support for taxing 164 services affecting every Oklahoma small business and family,” Beall concluded.

2018: A Richardson vs Lamb Race

  Politicos in Oklahoma have been looking to the proverbial horizon, for the prospects of a post-Fallin Oklahoma. Several names are being floated, but nearly as many are already trowing in the towel.  Two names are rising to the top of the stack:Former Ronald Reagan appointee, federal prosecutor Gary Richardson, will be a strong candidate of the party of Trump. Gary ran in 2002 on an independent populist message. But Oklahoma was not ready for a nonpar […]

Andy Coleman announces for 1st District, makes term limits pledge

Coleman Announces U.S. Congressional Campaign for Oklahoma’s First District

Owasso – Andy Coleman is pleased to announce his candidacy for U.S. Congress, to represent Oklahoma’s First Congressional District. The district is currently represented by Congressman Jim Bridenstine, who previously announced his intention not to seek reelection following the current term.

The Republican primary election for this seat, in which Coleman would compete, is not scheduled until 2018. “I realize I am announcing extremely early, but I feel the need to do so because of my unique background that has kept me out of the public eye,” Coleman said. “I need more time to introduce myself to the voters and share my message.”

Dan Boren won't run for Governor in 2018

In an announcement today, former Democrat congressman Dan Boren has decided against running for governor in 2018. This is essentially the Oklahoma Democratic Party conceding the race to the GOP, as Boren was their best (and perhaps only) shot at t…