CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — The two Republicans vying for the 2nd Congressional District nomination will meet next week for a debate.
Markwayne Mullin and George Faught are scheduled to debate Monday at Rogers State University in Claremore. The event is sponsored by RSU-TV, the Claremore Daily Progress, the Claremore Chamber of Commerce and the RSU Department of Communications.
"We did it again," declared Rick Santorum during his victory speech in Lafayette, La.
Indeed, the former Pennsylvania senator swept the Republican presidential primaries in Alabama and Mississippi and once again threw Mitt Romney, who has from the very beginning been the presumptive nominee, on the defensive.
Of course, there are two other contests going this evening: Hawaii and American Samoa are holding caucuses, and if Romney takes both of those, he may very well end the night with the most delegates.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unions may be united in working to re-elect President Barack Obama, but their leaders also are trying to repair bitter divisions over his rejection of an oil pipeline from Canada to Texas.
Trade unions representing workers who stand to benefit from new construction jobs from the Keystone XL pipeline that would pass through Cushing, Oklahoma are furious at other unions that joined environmentalists in opposing the project.
AFL-CIO leaders hope to smooth tensions at their executive council's annual winter meeting that starts Monday in Florida.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — While Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich will split 40 GOP delegates based on Oklahoma vote totals this week, Texas Congressman Ron Paul is still in the running for one of the state's three superdelegates.
Oklahoma's National Committeeman James Dunn tells The Associated Press he's still holding out hope Paul's campaign for the GOP nomination will catch fire in the coming weeks. Until then, Dunn says he's unsure who he will support at the national convention.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — President Barack Obama collected the most votes in the Oklahoma Democratic primary, but lost in 15 counties. With more than 90 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday, Obama won 55 percent of the vote. Four other candidates combined for 45 percent of the vote, including anti-abortion activist Randall Terry who had more than 18 percent of the vote. According to Democratic Party rules, Terry is eligible for a delegate since he won more than 15 percent of the statewide vote. Until Tuesday, Obama had won all of the Democratic delegates awarded so far.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Rick Santorum has won Oklahoma's Republican presidential primary, leaving Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich to battle for second place in what is called the "reddest of the red" states. With 91 percent of the state's 1,961 precincts reporting unofficial returns, Santorum had 34 percent of the vote. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney had 28 percent and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich had 27 percent.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The last time Super Tuesday arrived in Oklahoma, Sen. John McCain had already sewn up the GOP nomination. This time around, it's a month later than in 2008 and the four candidates for the Republican presidential nomination are fighting for votes in Oklahoma without the usual broad network of local chairmen and dedicated volunteers. Rick Santorum has visited the state twice in the past month. Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney and Ron Paul have visited here, too. With 40 delegates at stake, Oklahoma isn't the biggest prize during the Super Tuesday primaries.
Former presidential hopeful Herman Cain stumps in Tulsa on behalf of Newt Gingrich. Speaking at Joe Momma’s Pizza downtown, Cain talked about energy prices and Gingrich’s plan to return to $2.50 a gallon gas. Gingrich has made cutting the price of gas a centerpiece of his campaign.
The '$2.50 Gas Tour' included Cain, former Congressman J.C. Watts, and Gingrich’s daughter, Jackie Gingrich Cushman.