By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Published: Sun, Nov 30, 2014
Forty years ago, David Boren beat Jim Inhofe in the Oklahoma governor’s race. Inhofe, now a U.S. senator, vowed to leave politics, but he stuck around. And he and Boren, the University of Oklahoma’s longtime president, are still major influences in the state.
By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Published: Tue, Nov 11, 2014
Oklahoma Election Board will decide Wednesday to get legal advice in closed session from attorney general’s office on whether a new election should be held in eastern Oklahoma congressional district, where Democratic candidate died.
By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Updated: Tue, Nov 4, 2014
U.S. Rep. James Lankford, the fastest rising political star in recent Oklahoma history, claimed resigning U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn’s seat and U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, just shy of his 80th birthday, won a new term.
By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Published: Sun, Nov 2, 2014
Twenty years after Republicans claimed most of Oklahoma’s congressional seats, experts say the best chance for a Democrat now may be in the capital city’s diversity and growing population of young professionals.
By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014
Q&A: Al McAffrey and Steve Russell — With foreign policy front and center as election nears, both major party candidates seeking to replace U.S. Rep. James Lankford in Congress agree the United States must play major role in fighting Islamic State.
By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Published: Thu, Oct 16, 2014
Heavily outspent by Corporation Commissioner Patrice Douglas before winning the 5th District congressional run-off, Oklahoma Republican Steve Russell now has more political action committee support. Democrat Al McAffrey had a small balance when October began.
America's newest citizens are a small voting bloc nationwide, but big enough to make a difference in some swing states. In crucial swing states Florida and Nevada, the newest citizens represent 6 percent and 5.1 percent of potential voters.