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Sooner Tea Party learning from mistakes this election cycle

Published: July 8, 2012

“Despite fierce challenges, most incumbents fare well” (Our Views, June 28) shows a lack of understanding of what the Sooner Tea Party is about. The opposition to candidates such as state Sen. Clark Jolley is based on sound research of the senator's legislative career. The senator has consistently sold out to the liberal agenda of The State Chamber. In the Oklahoma Conservative Political Action Committee (OCPAC) conservative ranking, several bills that should have been considered were left off. They were critical and this seriously undermines their objectivity. Some of those bills dealt with Obamacare.

An alternative ranking system put Jolley at 40 percent, not 73 percent as the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs had determined. This makes Jolley a Republican in name only. The Sooner Tea Party may not have made its goals this year, but it learned from its mistakes. Wait until 2014 and see what happens!

Richard Harris, Guthrie

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