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OKG Newsletter


Topic: election

‘Leverage’ steals an election


TV Reviews

None
CNBC? Not so much.
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Don’t count out the tea party

The average Oklahoman aligns more with the tea party philosophy of limited government and lower taxes.


Commentary

Kyle D. Loveless
In the recent Oklahoma City Council elections, all of the candidates aligned with the tea party movement lost. Critics, news pieces and bloggers across the metro and state were using these losses as a setback or high-water mark of how much influence the tea party folks have in Oklahoma.
 
Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Runoff rundown

April 5’s election will determine whether Ward 2’s City Council seat will be filled by a spinal surgeon or a bank executive.


News

Clifton Adcock
The runoff election for the City Council Ward 2 seat is scheduled for April 5, and the two candidates vying for the seat are preparing for the final two weeks of campaigning.
 
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Explanation point

At least 16 organizations that participated in the recent Oklahoma City Council election may not have complied with state reporting laws and the city charter.


News

Clifton Adcock
The recent Oklahoma City Council elections raised several questions about anonymous donors after an unprecedented amount of money was funneled through at least two nonprofit groups: one on behalf of firefighters, the other on behalf of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber’s Forward OKC program.
 
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Show me the money

Two groups were behind nearly half of the cash flow in the contentious Oklahoma City Council election.


News

Clifton Adcock
The final campaign reports are filed from this year’s Oklahoma City Council elections, and the amount collected and spent in the four races, both by candidates and two groups making independent expenditures, is significant.
 
Tuesday, May 24, 2011

‘Out of compliance’

Could some of Oklahoma’s laws regulating corporate donations be at odds with federal case law?


News

Clifton Adcock
State laws restricting corporate independent campaign expenditures and requiring registration as a political action committee in Oklahoma are considered “unenforceable” in the wake of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, according to some state officials.
 
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Stool Pigeon

Not your average bird in the Hong Kong coop.


Thriller

Rod Lott
Asian film enthusiasts swear by "The Stool Pigeon," a critically acclaimed Hong Kong hit from last year. While I've now watched Well Go USA's Blu-ray release of it three times now, it strikes me as not spectacular, but certainly a more-than-serviceable exercise in action and suspense.
 
Tuesday, November 1, 2011

After Rice

Two candidates square off Tuesday to fill the Senate seat vacated by Andrew Rice.


News

Amy Lester
The two candidates vying for former state Sen. Andrew Rice’s vacated seat hope voters will take notice. Oklahoma voters don’t usually pay much attention to special elections; the last one that involved a Senate seat drew only 8 percent of registered voters.
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Primary purpose

The heat is on for House District 88 candidates hoping to represent their respective parties in the general election.


News

Clifton Adcock
With the June 26 primary approaching, voters in House District 88 have a crowded field from which to choose.
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
 
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