2014 Elections

Joe Dorman Proposes Tapping Franchise Tax
3:27 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Governor Candidate Announces Education Plan

Credit KWGS

Democratic candidate for governor Joe Dorman unveils his “Classrooms First” proposal for education in Oklahoma during an announcement in Tulsa Thursday.

He wants to use revenue from the state franchise tax for education funding.

"This will be set aside and earmarked completely for classroom funding. This will not go to salaries. It will not go to administrative costs. It will go to the tools needed by educators to educate those students to the level where they can achieve their highest potential.”

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PoliticsIt's All Politics
6:34 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Election Season Defies Conventional Storylines

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., addresses supporters and volunteers at his runoff election victory party Tuesday at the Mississippi Children's Museum in Jackson.
Rogelio V. Solis AP

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 7:49 pm

Crumple up that first draft. Hit delete on the keyboard. The take most of us had on Tuesday's primaries just one day ago turned out to be just one more misread in the primaries of 2014.

That story about the passing of the Old Guard? Or the one about the resurgence of the Tea Party? Not so fast, the voters still seem to be saying.

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Politics
4:15 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Parsing The Numbers Of A Tuesday Packed With Primaries

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 9:30 pm

Transcript

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

Joining us now to talk more about yesterday's elections and what the results may tell us is NPR Senior Editor and Correspondent Ron Elving. Hey there, Ron.

RON ELVING, BYLINE: Good to be with you, Audie.

CORNISH: So there were primaries and runoffs in seven states. What's most striking to you about the results.

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Election 2014
11:12 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Transgender Former OKC Police Officer Paula Sophia Advances to State House Runoff Election

Paula Sophia
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A transgender candidate who is a former Oklahoma City police officer has advanced to a runoff for a state House seat.

Democrat Paula Sophia will face businessman and former pastor Jason Dunnington in the Aug. 26 runoff. The winner will take a seat at the Legislature as there is no Republican in the race.

House District 88 includes trendy neighborhoods such as Heritage Hills and the Midtown, Plaza and Paseo districts.

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Election 2014
8:57 am
Wed June 25, 2014

GOP and Democrats Go to Runoff Vote for District 5; Hiett Wins Corporation Commission Spot

Todd Hiett is the newest member of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.
Credit Todd Hiett campaign / http://votetoddhiett.net/

The election to fill the 5th Congressional District seat that opened when James Lankford decided to run for U.S. Senate is going to a run-off on both the Democratic and Republican sides.

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Election 2014
8:51 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Hofmeister Defeats Incumbent Barresi, To Face Either Deskin Or Cox [CORRECTED]

Joy Hofmeister
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  EDITOR'S NOTE: An earlier version of this story did not credit KGOU News for their photos and independent reporting that appear in this story.  We apologize for the error.

Former state Education Board member Joy Hofmeister has won the Republican nomination for Oklahoma state school superintendent.

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Election 2014
8:42 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Russell, Douglas, Guild Headed To Fifth Congressional District Runoff [CORRECTED]

Former State Sen. Steve Russell and former Corporation Commissioner Patrice Douglas
Credit Oklahoma State Senate, Oklahoma Corporation Commission, KGOU News

EDITOR'S NOTE: An earlier version of this story did not credit KGOU News for their photos and independent reporting that appear in this story.  We apologize for the error.

Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner Patrice Douglas and former state Sen. Steve Russell will meet in a runoff election for the Republican nomination in central Oklahoma's 5th Congressional District.

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Election 2014
8:36 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Lankford Wins GOP Nod In U.S. Senate, Faces Dems Johnson Or Rogers, Independent Beard [CORRECTED]

Credit U.S. Rep. James Lankford (House Republican Conference), KGOU News

  EDITOR'S NOTE: An earlier version of this story did not credit KGOU News for their photos and independent reporting that appear in this story.  We apologize for the error.

U.S. Rep. James Lankford has won the Republican nomination for Oklahoma's open U.S. Senate seat.

By capturing more than 50 percent of the vote Tuesday in the seven-man GOP primary field, Lankford avoids a runoff and faces the Democratic nominee and an independent in November.

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Election 2014
8:15 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Fallin, Inhofe, Cole, Lucas, Mullin All Capture GOP Nominations [CORRECTED]

Congressman Jim Bridenstine, Markwayne Mullin, Tom Cole, and Frank Lucas all earn GOP nominations. Bridenstine has no Democratic challenger in November.
Credit U.S. Rep. James Lankford (via Facebook), KGOU News

  EDITOR'S NOTE: An earlier version of this story did not credit KGOU News for their photos and independent reporting that appear in this story.  We apologize for the error.

Gov. Mary Fallin has defeated two pro-marijuana challengers to win the Republican nomination in her quest for a second four-year term as Oklahoma's chief executive.

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Oklahoma Votes
6:08 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Watch Tonight's Election Results on OETA

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Join OETA tonight from 7 - 11 p.m. for live election results on television or online at oeta.tv/okvotes.

Joining OETA' Dick Pryor tonight will be KOSU's Michael Cross and Rachel Hubbard and StateImpact Oklahoma's Joe Wertz.

Have questions about primary election in Oklahoma? OETA's interactive panel will answer your questions via Twitter under the hashtag #okvotes14!

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