Congressional District 5

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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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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On Tap
10:09 am
Tue October 21, 2014

KOSU to Host Candidate Forum at October's On Tap

Steve Russell (left) and Al McAffrey (right) are candidates for Congressional District 5.

KOSU is holding a candidate forum during this month's On Tap at Picasso Cafe in Oklahoma City's Paseo District. KOSU's Rachel Hubbard and Michael Cross will be on hand to discuss the various races this election season.

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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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Congressional District 5 - Republican Runoff
7:43 am
Fri August 15, 2014

Two Candidates Vying for GOP Nod in CD5

Patrice Douglas (left) and Steve Russell (right)

Candidates for Congressional District Five in Central Oklahoma are making a final push to get out the vote for the runoff election in about a week.

The winner hopes to replace Congressman James Lankford who is running for Senate.

A couple of weeks ago, we introduced the two Democrats in the race, today we look at the Republicans.

KOSU’s Michael Cross introduces us to the candidates with experience in both the private and public sectors.

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U.S. Senate
7:40 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Two Very Different Democrats Running for US Senate

In just a couple of weeks, Democrats across Oklahoma are voting in the primary runoff for the United States Senate seat being vacated by Tom Coburn.

The winner of the runoff faces a tough challenge in Congressman James Lankford who won the Republican Party nomination in June.

KOSU’s Michael Cross reports on the two people vying for a seat which hasn’t been held by a Democrat since the 1990s.

It’s early morning in Midwest City and a 79-year-old man in a red sweatshirt and cap stands on the corner waving to passing motorists.

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Congressional District 5
7:40 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Two Democrats Hope to Move on to November

Al McAffrey (left) and Tom Guild (right)

In about three week Democrats and Republicans from Congressional District Five in central Oklahoma are voting in runoffs to decide their nominees.

Congressman James Lankford is leaving the seat open to run for Senate.

In the first part of our series on Congressional District 5, KOSU’s Michael Cross reports on the two Democrats hoping to win the nomination for a seat which has been in Republican hands for nearly 40 years.

It’s Wednesday night and the Brennan Society is meeting at Johnnie’s in Edmond to hear from a speaker on abolishing the death penalty in Oklahoma.

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