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Johnson announces Democratic bid for U.S. Senate

Johnson, a state senator since 2005, wanted her mother by her side when she officially announced her bid for the U.S. Senate. “The person who made this all possible is who we are waiting for,” said Johnson as her mother, Wanda, 83, arrived. While crediting her family, faith and friends, Johnson announced she is seeking

He’s No. 5!

Other top-of-the-political-pops Okies include Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Westville) at No. 33 and Rep. James Lankford (R-OKC) at No. 76. The Journal decided rankings based on a number of things, including how the men voted and scoring methods that included foreign issues and social and economic reform. No other Oklahoman cracked the top 100. For shame.

T.W. Shannon throws hat in Senate race

Coburn is retiring. Shannon joins U.S. Rep. James Lankford (R-Oklahoma City) in the race for Republican nomination. Shannon wrote on his official website: “It’s official: Today I announced my intention to run for the United States Senate.”  He did also confirm in a letter to House members that he doesn’t plan on stepping down as

James lankford liberal?

 After announcing his bid for Tom Coburn’s soon-to-be vacant senate seat, local Tea Partiers (not to be confused with “partiers”) launched an all-out assault on the fiery, redheaded Republican U.S. Representative of Oklahoma’s 5th District. Apparently, gutting SNAP food stamp benefits, blaming gun violence on “welfare moms” and believing it should be legal to fire

LETTERS

The 2004 vote on this issue confirmed Oklahomans’ view that a marriage should be between a man and a woman, but as much as we struggle with the idea of a gay couple being married, we must come to the realization that gay marriage will be legal in all states, maybe quicker than we think.

Lankford says he wants Coburn’s Senate seat

“After a great deal of thought, prayer and discussion with my family, I feel led to continue my Oklahoma common sense and principled approach to attack the deep problems in the United States Senate,” he said during a press conference Thursday at the Oklahoma History Center. Coburn (R-Oklahoma) has held the Senate seat since 2004,

Wish Lists

Jesse Jane Moore, adult film actress Q. If you were Santa, what would you give Oklahoma for Christmas? A. If I were Santa, I would give the families who’ve lost everything from the tornados their homes back, and I would rebuild Oklahoma to be a better place. Q. What was the greatest accomplishment for Oklahoma

LETTERS

The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma reports that “more than 675,000 Oklahomans [more than the population of Oklahoma City] are at risk of going hungry every day” and that “one in four children in Oklahoma struggles with hunger.” That’s why continued funding of food stamps is critical for Oklahomans. The majority of food stamp recipients

Shut ’em down?

Two Oklahoma Republicans — Rep. James Lankford and Rep. Tom Cole — distributed press statements condemning the national health care program while also claiming to keep the government operational through Dec. 15. Some Republicans have said they’re willing to shut down the government if they can defeat Obamacare. Lankford claims he’s “proud” to join his

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