Freshman congressman receives death threats
January 20th, 2013
09:15 AM ET
7 months ago

Freshman congressman receives death threats

Washington (CNN) - Death threats have been made against freshman Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma), his wife and children, according to a statement by his chief of staff Karl Ahlgren.

Ahlgren said law enforcement authorities consider the threats to be a "serious matter due to the content and nature of the threatening letters which were received."
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Filed under: Congress • Oklahoma
Congressional freshman, Tom Cotton
December 3rd, 2012
02:44 PM ET
2 years ago

Freshman's House office search foreshadows the legislator he might be

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.

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Filed under: 2012 • House • Oklahoma
Economic growth focus of weekly addresses
October 13th, 2012
06:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Economic growth focus of weekly addresses

(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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Oklahoma
Five-term Oklahoma incumbent goes down in Republican primary
June 27th, 2012
12:12 PM ET
2 years ago

Five-term Oklahoma incumbent goes down in Republican primary

(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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Oklahoma • Republicans
ON THE TRAIL: May 12, 2012
May 12th, 2012
09:00 AM ET
2 years ago

ON THE TRAIL: May 12, 2012

(CNN) – The candidates and their campaigns hold public events Saturday, with Mitt Romney in Virginia, President Barack Obama in Washington, and a Romney surrogate in Oklahoma.

See their schedules after the jump.
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Filed under: Joe Biden • Mitt Romney • Oklahoma • On the Trail • President Obama • Tim Pawlenty • Virginia • Washington D.C.
Inhofe fires off on Obama over trip
May 1st, 2012
05:43 PM ET
2 years ago

Inhofe fires off on Obama over trip

(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."
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Filed under: Afghanistan • Jim Inhofe • Oklahoma • President Obama
Secret Service clears Nugent after interview
April 19th, 2012
04:58 PM ET
3 years ago

Secret Service clears Nugent after interview

(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.
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Filed under: Oklahoma • President Obama
April 18th, 2012
10:10 PM ET
3 years ago

Ted Nugent to be interviewed by Secret Service

(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.
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Filed under: Oklahoma
BREAKING: Santorum wins Oklahoma primary, CNN projects
March 6th, 2012
09:02 PM ET
3 years ago

BREAKING: Santorum wins Oklahoma primary, CNN projects

(CNN) – Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum will win Tuesday's Republican primary in Oklahoma, CNN projects.

For the latest Super Tuesday developments, follow The Political Ticker's live blog.


Filed under: 2012 • Oklahoma • Rick Santorum
Oklahoma poll: Santorum up by double digits
March 3rd, 2012
01:57 PM ET
3 years ago

Oklahoma poll: Santorum up by double digits

(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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Oklahoma • Polls • Rick Santorum
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