(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.
Macon, Georgia (CNN) – Newt Gingrich is targeting GOP opponent Rick Santorum’s ‘big labor voting record” in a robo call to voters in two Super Tuesday states.
Spokesperson R.C. Hammond said the call was recorded Thursday and will go out by the weekend to 150,000 households in Oklahoma and Tennessee.
(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Tuesday stood by comments he made the previous day urging voters to defeat President Barack Obama as a "duty of national security."
Asked what he meant by his remarks, the former House speaker said the president's policies pander to Islamic countries and the federal government refuses to "talk accurately about radical Islam."
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Oklahoma City (CNN) - Following an energetic rally here on Thursday, Rick Santorum pushed back against a recent spate of criticisms from GOP rival Mitt Romney.
"Governor Romney's campaign has been about serially tearing down but not offering any kind of vision about what he wants to do for this country," Santorum told reporters.
Oklahoma City (CNN) - Speaking in one of the top energy-producing states in the country, Rick Santorum tailored his stump speech here on Thursday to appeal to a raucous crowd of domestic energy-loving Okies.
Reaffirming his support for domestic natural gas production using hydraulic fracturing (or fracking), Santorum called those who oppose the process purveyors of a "reign of environmental terror."
(CNN) - A new poll released Wednesday shows Newt Gingrich topping the Republican presidential field in Oklahoma, less than a month before the state's Super Tuesday primary on March 6.
Thirty-four percent of likely Republican primary voters said they would back the former House speaker, while 31% said they would vote for Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney, according to the American Research Group survey.
(CNN) - The state of Oklahoma will file a lawsuit within the next few weeks challenging the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, according to the state's incoming attorney general.
"There is great clarity for me on the necessary and urgent need to exercise my responsibility to defend Oklahoma's Constitution against a federal government and president that have gone too far in their overreach of power and authority," Attorney General-elect Scott Pruitt said in a written statement Friday.FULL STORY
(CNN) – Looks like Oklahomans will not, repeat not, be subject to Sharia law anytime in the near future. Local media in the state, tonight, is reporting that ballot initiative SQ755, which bars state courts from using Islamic or international law, is on the path to approval– Yes votes outweighing Nos by more than two-to-one, with about 40-percent of the precincts in.
The outcome was never in doubt, but the measure's necessity was, and is. Constitutional scholars point out that Sharia law is religious law, and the first words of the First Amendment say, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion."
Still, the fact that it got on the ballot in the first place says a lot about what's on voters' minds.
(CNN) - Republican incumbent Sen. Tom Coburn has won his bid for re-election to a second term as Oklahoma senator, CNN projects, beating out Democratic nominee Jim Rogers. Projections are based on CNN analysis of exit poll data.