OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Republican campaign to unseat deep-red Oklahoma's lone Democrat in Congress is officially underway after a GOP state lawmaker Wednesday jumped into the fray for a seat...
Horn taps network of women, young people for upset win
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Democratic attorney tapped into a network of enthusiastic women and young people in an increasingly diverse capital city to pull off one of the midterm elections' biggest upsets, snatching a congressional seat in deep-red Oklahoma that had been in Republican hands for four decades.
Stitt win tops Oklahoma’s general election ballot
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — While the race to become Oklahoma's next governor topped the ballot in Tuesday's election, voters had plenty of other decisions to make.
Voters decided contests for U.S. House plus statewide offices, and races for state Legislature, judge and district attorney. Here are some things to know:
Democrat Horn wins Oklahoma US House seat in upset
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Democrat Kendra Horn rode a blue wave of support Tuesday to upset Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Russell in Oklahoma's 5th Congressional District.
The vote makes Horn the first Democrat in more than 40 years to win the district, which includes most of Oklahoma City, and it's the first time the conservative state has been represented by a Democrat in Congress since 2013.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Former Tulsa County District Attorney Tim Harris and businessman Kevin Hern have advanced to a Republican runoff in a crowded race to fill the Oklahoma congressional seat vacated by a GOP congressman who left to become administrator of NASA.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress in Oklahoma is apologizing for removing his opponent's yard signs ahead of Tuesday's primary election.
Retired college professor Tom Guild issued a statement Monday saying removing the signs "was a mistake on my part for which I sincerely apologize."
Oklahoma lawmakers to mull restrictions on wind turbines
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Legislature is considering restrictions on wind turbines near military bases.
At a hearing Tuesday of the House Transportation Committee heard from military officials and wind energy experts, The Oklahoman reported.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma congressman says he plans to run for re-election for the state's 5th Congressional District in 2018 despite rumors to the contrary.
Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Russell said on Wednesday that he has been raising money for re-election to a third term in Congress after a question-and-answer session at the Oklahoma City Economic Roundtable on the Oklahoma City University campus.
Russell accused Democrats of spreading rumors to increase donations.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two more Democrats are jumping into the race for Oklahoma's 5th Congressional District that includes most of Oklahoma City.
Kendra Horn, the director of a nonprofit agency, and retired state worker Eddie Ray Porter both said this week that they plan to seek the seat currently held by two-term Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Russell.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy, who led a two-year investigation into the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, is set to take over leadership of the powerful House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
S.C. Rep. Trey Gowdy wins endorsement to be chairman of House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy moved a step closer Thursday to becoming the next chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
It will make the South Carolina Republican the only member of the state delegation to helm a standing Congressional committee — and the first since the defeat of Budget Chairman John Spratt, a Democrat from the Rock Hill area, in 2010.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Congressman Steve Russell says he wants to chair the U.S. House committee that has been poised to investigate President Donald Trump's firing of FBI director James Comey.
Russell said in a news release Tuesday that he wants to lead the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee when current committee chairman and fellow Republican Jason Chaffetz of Utah steps down.
Chaffetz announced last week that he will resign from Congress in June.
GOP Rep. Steve Russell wins re-election in Oklahoma, defeating 2014 Democratic opponent, state Sen. Al McAffrey, again
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — GOP Rep. Steve Russell wins re-election in Oklahoma, defeating 2014 Democratic opponent, state Sen. Al McAffrey, again .
Oklahoma’s GOP congressional incumbents heavy favorites
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. James Lankford and Oklahoma's four incumbent GOP U.S. House members are facing challengers in this year's general election, but all have massive fundraising advantages and are heavy favorites to win.
Lankford will face a Democrat, a Libertarian and two independents in the race for a full six-year term in the U.S. Senate.
US Rep. Steve Russell lessens campaign debt
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Finance reports said U.S. Rep. Steve Russell, who represents Oklahoma's 5th congressional district, has brought down his campaign debt to about $70,000.
Russell was first elected in 2014, and his debt to consultants from that campaign reached over $223,000 by early 2015. He has spent the last 18 months reducing that debt, according to the Oklahoman (http://bit.ly/2eraCZZ ).
40 votes separate Oklahoma Democrat congressional candidates
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The runner-up in a Democratic runoff election for an Oklahoma congressional seat in which the two candidates are separated by only 40 votes said Wednesday he has not decided whether to seek a recount, as the front-runner refocused his campaign against the Republican incumbent in November's general election.
The Latest: Democratic candidates find support at Millwood
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on Oklahoma's primary runoff election (all times local):
Polls have closed in Oklahoma for runoff elections across the state as voters determined the final slate of candidates in the November general election.
Polls closed at 7 p.m. Tuesday, with those already in line being allowed to cast their ballots. Polls opened at 7 a.m.
McAffrey, Guild square off in 5th District Democratic runoff
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — For the second time in as many election cycles, former state Sen. Al McAffrey and retired university professor Tom Guild will square off in Tuesday's runoff election for the Democratic nomination in central Oklahoma's 5th Congressional District.