2014 Elections

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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2014 General Election
7:40 am
Tue October 14, 2014

Vying for a US Senate Seat From Oklahoma

Sen. Jim Inhofe (left) and opponent Matt Silverstein (right)

A Tulsa Democrat is facing an uphill battle as he tries to unseat a popular incumbent Oklahoma Senator who has been in the seat since 1994.

Meanwhile, the Senator in question, Jim Inhofe, isn’t even giving his opponents in the general election a second thought.

KOSU’s Michael Cross reports.

US Senator Jim Inhofe brings his Grummond Tiger in for a landing at Sundance Airpark near Piedmont in central Oklahoma.

He spends a lot of his time flying not just across Oklahoma, but to other places in the country helping get fellow Republicans elected to the Senate.

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2014 Elections
1:08 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Oklahoma Forum Recaps Gubernatorial Debate

On Sunday, our partners at OETA hosted an analysis on last week's gubernatorial debate between Governor Mary Fallin and State Representative Joe Dorman.

Hosted by OETA's Dick Pryor, the Oklahoma Forum panel includes Rachel Hubbard of KOSU, Shawn Ashley of eCapitol, Rick Green of The Oklahoman, and Brandon Lenoir of Oklahoma State University.

The statewide general election takes place on Tuesday, November 4 and early voting begins Thursday, October 30. More information at ok.gov/elections.

Politics
2:29 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

OSU Students React to Gubernatorial Debate

With only a month to go until Election day, Students got a chance to hear from the candidates for Governor.

KOSU’s Savannah Titus files this report on last week’s event in Stillwater.

The debate Thursday night had the Student Union Theater at OSU packed.

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The 2014 Election
7:40 am
Wed October 1, 2014

The Race for Lieutenant Governor

Cathy Cummings (left) and Todd Lamb (right)

This November, Oklahomans are deciding on the second in command for the executive branch of state government.

The Lieutenant Governor presides over the Senate when needed, but for the most part the position is designed to promote the state of Oklahoma.

KOSU’s Michael Cross reports neither candidate for Lieutenant Governor faced a primary opponent, so both are looking ahead to the general election.


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Politics
4:54 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

KOSU to Air Gubernatorial Debate Thursday

Gov. Mary Fallin (left) and Rep. Joe Dorman (right)

KOSU will air the state gubernatorial debate between Republican incumbent Mary Fallin and Democratic challenger Joe Dorman live on Thursday, October 2 at 7 p.m. from the campus of Oklahoma State University.

The one-hour debate will be held at the OSU Student Union Theater in Stillwater. Both Fallin and Dorman are graduates of Oklahoma State University.

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Politics
8:40 am
Fri August 29, 2014

This Week in Oklahoma Politics: Elections, Education and Executions

KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about the results of the primary runoffs on Tuesday, the State Board of Education starting the process of creating new school standards and a lawsuit by media groups over the botched execution of Clayton Lockett.

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This Week in Oklahoma Politics
8:40 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Looking Ahead to the Runoffs

An all new season of This Week in Oklahoma Politics starts with your host KOSU's Michael Cross along with ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel and Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill.

With the Runoffs coming up on Tuesday, Ryan and Neva talk about the Democratic race for Superintendent as well as the Republican and Democratic races for Congressional District 5 in central Oklahoma.

They also talk about news that Representative Joe Dorman raised $28,000 more than Governor Fallin in the latest reporting period.

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State Superintendent Race
7:40 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Education Professionals Vie for State Superintendent Democratic Nomination

John Cox (left) and Freda Deskin (right)

Starting this January, a new person takes charge of every public school in Oklahoma and an education system which appears to be in limbo.

The new state superintendent will manage a department tasked with creating new statewide school standards after common core was repealed.

He or she also faces a two year hiatus on Third grade reading retention and a controversial A through F school grading program.

KOSU’s Michael Cross reports two Democrats still desperately want your vote for the job in the upcoming runoff.

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