Oklahoma Republicans are at no risk of losing power of the Legislature this November, in part because of a lack of Democratic challengers and electoral math that remains stacked in the GOP’s favor.
Tuesday’s primary runoff elections solidified contests for the November general election, while a few races determined the ultimate winner by default.
Jason Dunnington appeared to win the House District 99 seat by 22 votes, but Paula Sophia has asked for a recount.
Patrice Douglas and Steve Russell disagreed on very little during the final debate before Tuesday’s primary.
Half of the state senate and house races facing a primary runoff next week are located in the Oklahoma City area.
While Election Day is still more than eight months away, some names are emerging as possible candidates.
Sophia and Dunnington advance to a runoff in the Democratic primary, educators rally around a new Republican candidate and minority candidates attempt to break new ground.
Sen. Connie Johnson views the marijuana legalization effort as good public policy, not just a campaign tactic.
“Just like the NCAA bracket where I see the underdogs are doing very well this year, I think we are going to see the same thing happen on Nov. 4,” said Dorman, referring to the annual NCAA basketball tournament currently in action and the date Oklahomans will vote for governor. “As the election moves toward…
Unless an Oklahoma municipality decides otherwise, state law requires municipal elections to be conducted on a nonpartisan basis. Oklahoma City’s charter provides that no party emblem or party designation shall appear on the ballot, but the charter does not require the election to be conducted “on a nonpartisan basis.” While the News9/Oklahoma Gazette poll’s pre-election…