Lankford, who expects to face at least two primary challengers, received net contributions of $1,117,354.46, and transfers of $126,510.21 from other committees.
Indigenous health: Oklahoma State University's Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa has received a $1 million federal grant to initiate a Center for Indigenous Innovation and Health Equity, 3rd District Congressman Frank Lucas said Friday.
"Tossing out allegations in the style of Sen. Joseph McCarthy is just a bit too much last-century," says Broken Arrow resident Thomas A. Karman.
Loyalty to former President Donald Trump, insistence that the 2020 presidential election was fraudulent and must be overturned, and a conviction that the COVID-19 pandemic has been a scam or a fraud or made way too much of were common themes throughout the evening at a campaign rally for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jackson Lahmeyer.
State Sen. Dahm formally announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate on Tuesday by attacking the state's elected Republican leadership and promising to "advance" gun rights and restrictions on abortion, individual rights except for those of women with unwanted pregnancies and states' rights except for some election laws.
The 2022 Republican U.S. Senate primary campaign will get a little more crowded this week, with state Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, expected to declare his candidacy on Tuesday.
State GOP Chairman John Bennett condemned the evacuation of Afghan nationals to the United States in a video on the state party website.
In a counterpoint to the bruising style of those within his own party who would see Oklahoma's junior senator cast out, Sen. James Lankford quietly discussed foreign policy with a former secretary of state for 45 minutes, reminded the several hundred in attendance that an election is coming next year, and deferred to another former Trump administration figure for opening and closing remarks.
Total gross revenue for the month was $1.22 billion.
Lehmeyer, a Tulsa-area pastor, is challenging incumbent James Lankford in next year's GOP primary.
Lankford's campaign said it brought in more than $660,000, with contributions from all 77 Oklahoma counties, during the three-month period ending June 30.
Oklahoma Republican Party Chair John Bennett told The Oklahoman he is supporting U.S. Sen. James Lankford's primary challenger but not in his capacity as state GOP chair. Still, "I'd say it's highly unusual," Lankford told the Tulsa World.
As Republicans continue to dominate Oklahoma politics, the state’s new GOP chairman is challenging elected officials within the party.
Lawmakers were miffed last year by Gov. Kevin Stitt's nearly complete control of CARES Act funds, and passed legislation assuring they will have a say in how this latest round of COVID-19 relief is spent.
Enrollment for the expanded eligibility began June 1, with benefits for those who qualify beginning July 1. Oklahomans voted last year by a narrow margin to expand Medicaid eligibility under the provisions of the Affordable Care Act.
Session notes: Despite some huffing and puffing early on, this year’s Legislature seems to be making few election law changes. Nothing has yet made it to Gov. Kevin Stitt’s desk, but a few measures are still in play.
Sen. Lankford did not always agree with President Trump's behavior but generally backed him on policy matters. Lankford dropped an Electoral College vote challenge on Jan. 6, however, after rioters broke into the Capitol.
Flanked by a cadre of President Donald Trump loyalists that included retired Gen. Michael Flynn and local COVID-19 contrarians, Pastor Jackson Lahmeyer formally announced that he is a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate seat now held by James Lankford in the 2022 Republican primary.
Blanket security: U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe and some other Republicans are fuming about the decision to keep National Guard troops at the U.S. Capitol and a proposal to build a permanent fence around the Capitol grounds months after rioters invaded the building and threatened members of Congress.
Hosted by Tulsa’s Sheridan Church in partnership with the Tulsa Police Department, the march was one of many events going on around the country Saturday as part of the inaugural Faith and Blue Weekend, a national church-led outreach to help police officers and communities connect.