2014 Elections

This Week in Oklahoma Politics
8:40 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Predictions for the Upcoming Election

KOSU's Michael Cross talks with ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel and Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill about the upcoming election, voter turnout and any predictions.


2014 Election
7:40 am
Fri October 31, 2014

BadVoter.org Hopes to Get Out the Vote One Page View at a Time

During elections people take pride in wearing their “I Voted” sticker, but what if there was a website that worked as a permanent “I DIDN’T Vote” sticker.

In 2010, more than two million Oklahomans were registered to vote, but only about half of them made it to the polls.

So David Glover created BadVoter.org to make people aware of the importance of having your voice heard.


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October On Tap
7:56 am
Thu October 30, 2014

McAffrey Speaks; Russell No-Shows at 'On Tap'

Congressional District 5 candidate Al McAffrey at KOSU's On Tap on October 29, 2014.

Central Oklahomans are deciding the next Congressman from District 5 between state Senator Al McAffrey and former state Senator Steve Russell.

On Wednesday, October 29, KOSU held a forum which was planned to be a debate between the two candidates.

McAffrey showed up, but Russell did not.

We still had a lively discussion with McAffrey at Picasso's Cafe in Oklahoma City's Paseo District.


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2014 Election
7:40 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Looking For a New Representative in CD5

Steve Russell (left) and Al McAffrey (right)

Starting tomorrow during early voting, Oklahomans in Congressional District Five are deciding on their fourth Congressman in eight years.

The Democrat and Republican in the general election are each veterans and small businessmen who served in the State Senate.

Former State Senator Steve Russell is meeting with constituents at his headquarters in Oklahoma City.

Russell retired from the U-S Army as a Lieutenant Colonel and even wrote a book about his experiences called, “We Got Him: A Memoir of the Hunt and Capture of Saddam Hussein.”

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2014 Election
7:40 am
Tue October 28, 2014

The Race for Superintendent

Joy Hofmeister (left) and Dr. John Cox (right)

A new person is taking the reins of the State Department of Education this January after the current leader was defeated in primary elections.

The race to be the new Superintendent began with seven different candidates, but now it’s down to just two.

Democrat John Cox and Republican Joy Hofmeister are working hard in the final hours to get out the vote on November 4.

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Politics
1:29 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

KOSU to Air State Superintendent Debate Tuesday

Joy Hofmeister (left) and Dr. John Cox (right)

KOSU will air a debate between the two candidates for Oklahoma State Superintendent of Public Instruction—John Cox and Joy Hofmeister—live on Tuesday, October 28 at 7 p.m. from the Oklahoma State University-Tulsa campus.

The one-hour debate will be held at the OSU-Tulsa Auditorium, 700 N. Greenwood Avenue in downtown Tulsa. OETA managing editor Dick Pryor will moderate the debate.

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This Week in Oklahoma Politics
8:40 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Looking at the Races for November 4th

KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about some of the more exciting races in the upcoming general election including Governor, Superintendent and Congressional District 5.


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Politics
6:45 am
Tue October 21, 2014

In Tight Races, Both Parties Bank On Early Votes

President Obama casts an early ballot for the midterm elections at the Dr. Martin Luther King Community Service Center in Chicago on Monday.
Brendan Smialowski AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Wed October 22, 2014 2:48 pm

On the first day for in-person early voting in Illinois, President Obama went to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center to cast his ballot.

"I'm so glad I can early vote here," he told the elections worker checking him in.

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This Week in Oklahoma Politics
8:40 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Tax Cut Bill Under Scrutiny

KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Poltical Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about the constitutional challenge of a bill to cut Oklahoma's income tax and a delay in executions.


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2014 General Election
7:40 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Independent Candidates Running for US Senate

In the race to fill the US Senate seat being defended by Jim Inhofe, three independent candidates are hoping to sway votes to their side.

None of them have much campaign money, but the freedom to avoid affiliation with a major political party allows them to get out the vote however they want.

Three very different people are hoping to play the role of spoiler when voters head to the polls in less than a month.

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