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Wed Jul 12, 2017, 02:29 PM

Good news!! Voters send two more Democrats to the Oklahoma Capitol!

Democrats flipped two GOP-controlled districts on Tuesday, giving Oklahoma's minority party a morale boost heading into a long season of special elections as they prepare for 2018.

Voters on Tuesday decided on Democrats to represent them at the Oklahoma Capitol after their elected officials resigned in disgrace, leaving the legislative seats vacant and forcing the mid-year contests.

Michael Brooks will be the new state senator for District 44 in the southwest Oklahoma City metro area, beating Republican Joe Griffin.

Brooks won with more than 54 percent of the vote. On Facebook, he thanked supporters and said the race was about teachers, budget cuts and families.

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In Tulsa's House District 75, voters picked Karen Gaddis to replace former state Rep. Dan Kirby, who resigned following an investigation into sexual harassment claims made by a former assistant.

Gaddis beat Tressa Nunley with more than 52 percent of the vote.

http://newsok.com/article/5556001

Congratulations to Senator Michael Brooks and Represenative Karen Gaddis!

This is how we begin our journey to retake each and every state the GOP controls, by winning these local level elections!

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Reply Good news!! Voters send two more Democrats to the Oklahoma Capitol! (Original post)
herding cats Jul 2017 OP
TexasTowelie Jul 2017 #1
herding cats Jul 2017 #2
MineralMan Jul 2017 #3
herding cats Jul 2017 #4
moriah Jul 2017 #5

Response to herding cats (Original post)

Wed Jul 12, 2017, 02:36 PM

1. K&R.

Winning two seats in Oklahoma is an accomplishment.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 12, 2017, 02:39 PM

2. Two solidly red seats!

This is a major victory for these two candidates and for the Democratic Party.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Wed Jul 12, 2017, 02:40 PM

3. Yes. That is a big deal, indeed!

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 12, 2017, 02:57 PM

4. This is how we lost these states, and this is how we will regain them.

All politics is local, to quote Tip O'Neil.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Wed Jul 12, 2017, 03:01 PM

5. I swear the guy Brooks is replacing should be named...

"Ralph Shortly", at least that's how I read it while reading why he resigned.

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