Washington (CNN) – Eagerness fills the room - nearly 70 freshman congressman sit and wait to begin the process of selecting their first House office. Most of the fresh faces exchange pleasantries and glad-hand one another in anticipation of the drawing.
But Republican Congressman-elect Tom Cotton of Arkansas sits quietly, hunched over in his chair, looking at a mix of maps and papers he has assembled - all aimed to optimize the search process. Each available office is listed on a spreadsheet in front of him which is just waiting to be scrawled on.FULL STORY
(CNN) - President Barack Obama and a Republican congressional candidate focused on the economy during their Saturday weekly addresses.
Obama spoke about the auto industry, while Oklahoma Republican Markwayne Mullin, who is seeking election to Congress, spoke about the challenges faced by his plumbing business.
(CNN) - Jim Bridenstine won the Republican primary for Oklahoma's 1st Congressional District on Tuesday, defeating five-term incumbent John Sullivan by seven percentage points.
Bridenstine won 53% of the vote to Sullivan's 46%, according to unofficial numbers from the state election board, despite the incumbent outraising him four-fold.
(CNN) - Longtime Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma criticized President Barack Obama over the president's surprise trip to Afghanistan Tuesday, describing the visit as "campaign related" and an "attempt to shore up his national security credentials."
"We've seen recently that President Obama has visited college campuses in an attempt to win back the support of that age group since he has lost it over the last three years," Inhofe said in a statement. "Similarly, this trip to Afghanistan is an attempt to shore up his national security credentials, because he has spent the past three years gutting our military."
(CNN) - The U.S. Secret Service said Thursday that it has resolved any questions regarding rocker Ted Nugent, whom its agents interviewed after he said he would be "dead or in jail" if President Barack Obama were re-elected.
"The issue has been resolved," and the agency "does not anticipate any further action," Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary told CNN after the interview.
(CNN) – Ted Nugent, the rocker whose comments about President Barack Obama have come under scrutiny, will be interviewed by agents with the Secret Service, a U.S. official said Wednesday.
The interview, scheduled for Thursday, comes amid outcry over comments Nugent made at the annual meeting of the National Rifle Association, which took place in St. Louis this past weekend.
(CNN) – Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum will win Tuesday's Republican primary in Oklahoma, CNN projects.
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(CNN) - With three days to go until Super Tuesday, Rick Santorum holds a double-digit lead in Oklahoma over his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination, according to a new poll.
An American Research Group survey released Saturday indicates that 37% of likely GOP primary voters in Oklahoma back the former senator from Pennsylvania, with 26% supporting former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, 22% backing former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and 9% supporting Rep. Ron Paul of neighboring Texas. Forty delegates are up for grabs Tuesday in Oklahoma, one of 10 states to hold contests on Super Tuesday.
Washington (CNN) – A flier from the Ron Paul campaign mailed to Oklahoma Republicans hits all three of his fellow Republican challengers, saying “Counterfeits won’t cut it.”
Next to each picture of each contender it lists some of his positions that would upset conservatives.