Oklahoma Gubernatorial Debate – Brogdon Wins Straw Poll!

Although the media seems to have overlooked what would have to be a news worthy event, R3publicans are happy to report that Senator Randy Brogdon won the GOP straw poll last Saturday at the State Committee Meeting  54% to 42%  (details results below the videos).  Grassroots folks will need to spread the word and help out the MSM.  Here are the videos from the event:

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Oklahoma GOP Gubernatorial Debate:

Special thanks to Bryan Mayberry for supplying R3s with the video links.

You may view the original post on Rogers County Republican Party website.

The actual playlist link on YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3H98Fmcwf4&feature=PlayList&p=6B8F8F0EA5838514&playnext_from=PL&index=0&playnext=1

A straw poll was taken at the end of the debate.  The results:

Randy Brogdon 54%
Mary Fallin 42%
Robert Hubbard 3%
Roger Jackson 1%

Oklahoma: Rally for Randy – Monday June 28th in Tulsa

Rally for Randy

You are invited to “RALLY FOR RANDY” this Monday evening on June 28th from 6-8:30 pm.  We have received a recent surge in volunteer and grassroots support so Senator Randy Brogdon is hosting a “get out the vote” rally.  Your participation at this event is necessary for victory!!!

You will have the opportunity to:

· Meet State Senator Randy Brogdon and Mrs. Brogdon

· Receive campaign materials & precinct walking lists

· Grab Yard Signs

· Obtain Contribution Envelopes

· Pick-up Bumper stickers

· Purchase T-Shirts

WHERE YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!!!!!

Our most immediate need is for every volunteer to BLITZ their neighborhood, place material on the voters’ doors, and spread the message of smaller government. Bring your Voter Registration Card and/or precinct number so we can distribute your Blitzing Packet in a timely manner.

IF YOU DO NOT KNOW YOUR PRECINCT NUMBER PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL COUNTY ELECTION BOARD WHERE YOU LIVE

· Tulsa County Call (918) 596-5180 *

· Wagner County Call (918) 485-2142

· Rogers County Call (918) 341-2965

· Washington County Call (918) 337-2850

· Creek County Call (918) 287-3036

*Election Boards are open M-F 9am-5pm, SAT 9am-12pm

Sunbelt Plaza

4343 South Memorial Suite I
Tulsa, Ok 74145

(Follow the Brogdon signs behind Big Red Sports at the Corner of Memorial & 44th Street)

Monday June 28, 2010
6 pm to 8:30 pm

1-888-800-7365

Paid for by Randy Brogdon for Governor

www.randybrogdon.com

Oklahoma: Primary Filing Deadline Past Now Off to the Races

R3 LogoThis week in Oklahoma candidates filed for primary slots for an election that will occur on July 27th.  R3publicans have been working with many candidates for months now;  working to restore the GOP to limited government, constitutional principles of a day gone by and sorely needed again.  With filing past and the goal post just up ahead, it seems appropriate to profile some of the folks you will have an opportunity to help in the next few weeks (many of you are already doing so!).

Here are their banners with links to their websites and excerpts from their press releases this week:

Senator Randy Brogdon for Governor

Brogdon will forgo a third term in the Senate in his quest to become the next Governor.

Brogdon says his determination to reduce the size of government sets him apart from his rivals in both parties, “I am the only candidate who is truly interested in smaller government,” said Brogdon. “I won’t be proposing very many task forces or conferences, I am proposing solutions to Oklahomans.”

A top priority in a Brogdon Administration will be setting Oklahoma, on what Brogdon calls, “a sustainable growth cycle. If we would prevent government from growing three or four times faster than the economy we wouldn’t go through these harsh budget cuts every four or five years.”

“The budget process should be about setting priorities and planning for the future,” said Brogdon. “As Governor I will not let it become a race to spend all the money on bigger government.”

Brogdon believes Oklahoma needs a new tax structure, along with new limits on spending. “Our current income tax system taxes earnings and discourages achievement, we should tax consumption, not savings or reinvestment,” said Brogdon. He proposes an end user tax on sales and services. “However, groceries and prescription drugs would be exempt from any tax and fuel taxes would remain at current level, and other steps, to limit any impact on lower or fixed income households.”

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Nathan Dahm for Congress CD01

Nathan Dahm, a former missionary and current resident of Broken Arrow, has filed to run for Oklahoma’s 1st Congressional seat, currently held by John Sullivan.  When asked by reporters why he would challenge a sitting Republican, Dahm replied: “I know Reagan’s 11th commandment was ‘speak no ill of your fellow Republicans’, but you can’t be a Republican and be for big government. John Sullivan voted for the TARP bankers bailout which cost the taxpayers seven hundred billion dollars. That is not small government, it is not Constitutional, and it is not Republican.”

Dahm has been a grassroots activist for several years and is a Teaparty candidate, both of which have helped propel his ground campaign, winning him the Bixby straw poll by 15% with Dahm capturing 47% to Sullivan’s 32%. He also recently launched what his campaign is calling his “Oath to Oklahoma”, which is a list of pledges including: are a self-imposed term-limit of 6 years, defense of the right to keep arms, repealing of the 16th amendment income tax,  and a commitment to enlist in the military upon his vote to go to war.

When asked what separates him from Sullivan, Dahm said: “I am a fighter and I will stand up for the people and have their voice heard in Washington D.C. I will not cower down, keep silent, or vote in violation of the Constitution. I will truly represent the people and serve them whole heartedly.”

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Howard Houchen for Congress CD02

“A lot of thought went into this,” Houchen said. “I am not a career politician and going up against a third-generation politician is, at first, a daunting proposition.  But the more I looked beyond Boren’s rhetoric and looked at his actual voting record, it is clear that he is no longer representing the constituents who elected him.  While he comes home and complains about the liberal direction of Washington, he personally facilitates that liberal agenda by voting not once, but three times for Nancy Pelosi to become the third most powerful person in the country. When important debates have occurred this year on the floor of the House, such as with Cap & Trade and the Health Overhaul Bill, Boren sat silently in the Chamber for hours, refusing to come to the microphone in front of Pelosi to speak out on the record in defense of our state and citizens. Now he admits he does not want the bad law passed to be overturned and proposals to actually improve healthcare to be introduced.”

Houchen continues, “With no true representative of the people for District 2, I feel I must, as someone who understands the Constitution and its clear directives on personal liberty, state sovereignty, and specific limits to federal government’s intrusion on the lives of citizens, run for office to help put a stop to the massive central-planning power grab taking place in Washington.  Boren has been an active voter in support of big government spending in the face of burgeoning deficits that will cause crippling tax burdens on both this and future generations. Boren touts his fiscal conservatism and claims he is a ‘blue dog’, but his actions on spending bills show clearly his belief that the DC bureaucracy should extend into every aspect of our lives, and that more of our dollars should leave Oklahoma to fund government’s growth. He has forgotten the farmers, the ranchers, the doctors, the oilmen, the small business owners who elected him in District 2 to represent our conservative Oklahoma values, and to protect the state’s rights and freedom that Oklahomans hold dear.”

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RJ Harris for Congress CD04

Witnessing such events as the economic melt-down of September 2008 and the response of elected officials such as Congressional District 4’s current representative, Tom Cole, motivated Harris to enter the race. “Tom Cole showed the people of Oklahoma that he can’t be trusted to make the right decisions under pressure,” notes Harris.

Candidate Harris believes his long experience as an air-traffic control chief, especially in active combat, provides him with the skills necessary to make tough decisions. Coupled with his understanding of the proper role of government and straight forward approach to communicating with voters, Harris believes his message will resonate.

This Friday night there will be a forum, open to registered Cleveland County Republican voters which includes a straw poll.

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Mark Costello for Labor Commissioner

Costello heads USA Digital Communications, a technology based company he founded in 1998 and licensed as a common carrier in over 40 states.“The current state of the Oklahoma economy calls for sound business decisions. I have started and ran several successful businesses over the last two decades. I want to bring my successful common sense business approach to address problems of state government,” said Costello.

“The office of Labor Commissioner is the one elected state office that has a legal responsibility to promote job creation. Under state law, one of the duties of the Commissioner of Labor is to ‘advance opportunities of wage earners for profitable employment,’” stated Costello.

“According to a recent newspaper report, jobs are the number one issue for most of the candidates for governor. The level of unemployment is unacceptable. As Oklahoma’s next Labor Commissioner, I will apply my business knowledge to advance meaningful reforms that foster and promote private sector job creation in Oklahoma,” stated Costello.

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STOP BIOMETRICS NOW! Call to Action Oklahoma – Calls needed for HB 2811

CALL TO ACTION

COMMITTEE HEARING Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The “Biometric Driver License, Religious Exemption Act” (formerly HB 2943) has been incorporated into HB2811 (Rep. Key – Sen. Brogdon).

This legislation will provide:

  • A religious exemption from biometric identification (NO facial recognition – NO fingerprinting) and wipes existing biometric information
  • Prohibits the Department of Public Safety from retaining the Soc. Sec. Number
  • Prohibits RFID devices from being used in the driver license

If passed into law, this bill would be the first in the nation to actually END THE USE OF BIOMETRICS AND WIPE EXISTING BIOMETRIC DATA

  • PLEASE CALL THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS LISTED BELOW
  • Tell them that you support HB2811 that includes the “RELIGIOUS BIOMETRIC EXEMPTION” – Please be respectful! – Thanks!
  • CALL TONIGHT and on Tuesday– The hearing is early Tuesday. We want the voicemail boxes of these Senators to be FULL! If you get a busy signal, try again. A busy signal means our VOICES ARE BEING HEARD.

OK Senate — Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee

Sen. Don Barrington – Chair 405-521-5563

Sen. Steve Russell – Vice Chair 405-521-5618

Sen. Roger Ballenger 405-521-5588

Sen. Mary Easley 405-521-5590

Sen. Jerry Ellis 405-521-5614

Sen. Jim Halligan 405-521-5572


THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT — WE CAN’T DO IT WITHOUT YOU!

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Special thanks to Kaye Beach for the original post on her website Axioms for Liberty.  Please also visit OK Capitol Investments for more information on more bills being considered at present.

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Previous history of the measure

http://www.scribd.com/doc/26704375/Oklahoma-Alert-No-Biometrics-House-Bill-2943

New American Features Constitution Candidates

Written by Thomas R. Eddlem
Wednesday, 20 January 2010 00:00

excerpt from article:

Oklahoma Governor: Randy Brogdon
Oklahoma’s two-term state Senator Randy Brogdon first won election in 2002 and has made a career of campaigning for lower taxes. In May of this year, he pushed a 10th Amendment state sovereignty bill through the Oklahoma State Senate. “With its passage today, it will go straight to President Obama and Congress,” Brogdon said upon passage of the bill. “We are telling them loud and clear to end all federal mandates that are beyond the scope of powers specifically outlined in the Constitution.”

Among the first targets in the cross hairs of a Brogdon governorship would be “federal aid” and all the mandates attached to it. “Washington politicians have gone too far. They use the promise of money, or the threats of withholding it, to coerce states into giving up their sovereignty,” Brogdon said, attacking the current Democratic Governor Brad Henry. “Governor Henry praised the federal stimulus package saying it would help our state, but it’s only put us in further financial trouble because the feds dictate how that money can be spent.”

Brogdon will face current two-term U.S. Congressman and former Lieutenant Governor Mary Fallin in the Republican primary. While Fallin has scored well in recent Freedom Index ratings from The New American (90 percent for the current Congress) and poses as a “conservative,” her rhetoric echoes that of the big-government Republicans of the Bush era. “My Administration’s first priority will be to create more and better jobs and lead this state towards long term economic recovery and growth,” Fallin says on her campaign website, as if government can create jobs. No polling data has been released on the Oklahoma Governor’s race as of this writing, but Fallin is presumed to be the frontrunner because of wider name recognition.

New American complete article >> here

No Strings Attached per Senator Brogdon

Let’s promote this Oklahoma Senator to Governor FTW in 2010!

Special thanks to Bryan Mayberry for posting this video on Youtube for us all to be able to see and share. It was taped recently during the Question & Answer with Randy Brogdon – at the District 2 Meeting in Muskogee, Oklahoma (posted January 26,2010).

Brogdon Opposes Presidential Council of Governors

BROGDON OPPOSES PRESIDENTIAL COUNCIL OF GOVERNORS

OWASSO, OK – Gubernatorial candidate state Senator Randy Brogdon (R-Owasso) today announced his adamant opposition to the Obama administration’s Council of Governors.

“This power grab eliminates the lines between federal and state authority,” Brogdon said. “This move by the administration undoubtedly violates our Tenth Amendment rights as a state.”

The establishment of the Council was directed by the 110th Congress in 2008 by the enactment of Public Law 110–181, Section 1822. However, an executive order was signed by President Obama on the 11th of January to initiate the action.

The Council of Governors, according to the White House web site, will consist of ten governors selected by the President and will work directly with federal military and security agencies on military activities within the United States.

“As governor I would never sit idly by and allow the federal government to usurp power clearly delegated to the State of Oklahoma,” Brogdon said.

Brogdon, a longtime defender of states’ Tenth Amendment rights, called on Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry to boycott the Council if called upon, and immediately denounce any further intrusive action on the citizens of this state.

“This is an opportunity for us as a free people to stand up and stand strong for the protection of our freedoms,” Brogdon concluded.

END

Randy Brogdon Against Power Grab Video

Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party Money Bomb

Money Bomb on the Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party!

Please donate to your favorite candidates. The links listed here will take you directly to their donation pages.

This list largely includes candidates that have received a preliminary vetting only. As we all begin to look for candidates worthy of our support, we should also be searching for candidates for those offices where none currently exist besides the entrenched establishment (incumbents).

Time waits for no man. NOW is the time for solid, committed Constitutional candidates to step forward in every state and file to run for elective office.

While there are of course a few exceptions, the very necessary application of DRIP = Do Not Re-Elect Incumbent Politicians, cannot be fulfilled if there are no candidates to oppose those incumbents. And that’s especially needed when those incumbents voted for bailouts!

*** Candidates are listed by states in alphabetical order ***

Alabama:

Paul Lambert – Congress Alabama

Arizona:

Nick Coons – Congress Arizona

California:

Gary Clift – Congress California

Michael Benoit – Congress California

Colorado:

Rob McNealy – Congress Colorado

Connecticut:

Peter Schiff – Senator Connecticut

Florida:

Francisco Rodriguez – Congress Florida

Georgia:

Ray McBerry – Governor Georgia

Valerie Meyer – Congress Georgia

Indiana:

Rachel Grubb – Congress Indiana

Illinois:

Adam Andrejewski – Governor Illinois

Kentucky:

Rand Paul – Senator Kentucky

Massachusetts:

Joe Kennedy – Congress Massachusetts

Minnesota:

Tim Utz – State House Minnesota

Mississippi:

Joe Tegerdine – Congress Mississippi

New Hampshire:

Cameron DeJong – State Representative New Hampshire

New Jersey:

William Kern – Congress New Jersey

New Mexico:

Adam Kokesh – Congress New Mexico

North Carolina:

Dr. Dan Eichenbaum – Congress North Carolina

Glen Bradley – State House North Carolina

Oklahoma:

Randy Brogdon – Governor Oklahoma

Nathan Dahm (CD01) – Congress Oklahoma

RJ Harris (CD04) – Congress Oklahoma

Howard Houchen (CD02) – Congress Oklahoma

Oregon:

Jaynee Germond – Congress Oregon

Delia Lopez – Congress Oregon

Pennsylvania:

Jake Towne – Congress Pennsylvania

South Carolina:

Mike Vasovski Congress South Carolina

Texas:

Debra Medina – Governor Texas

Ron Paul – Congress Texas

John Jay Myers – Congress Texas

David Smith – Congress Texas

Utah:

James Williams – Congress Utah

Virginia:

Michael McPadden – Congress Virginia

Washington:

David Hedrick – Congress Washington

Wisconsin:

Michael Krsiean – Congress Wisconsin

Terri McCormick – Congress Wisconsin

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Additional sites with various lists and links:

Meetup – Liberty-Candidates-2010

If your favorite candidate is not listed please feel free to comment below giving your reasons why they should be included on this list for future money bombs.