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José Cruz

Cruz focused on Medicaid, child welfare in southside HD-89 race

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Democrat José Cruz could become the first Latino to represent southside House District 89 as he is running against Republican John Hutton.
Turner, Barlean

Turner, Barlean face off in HD-88 – most liberal district in OKC metro

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Mauree Turner beat the more moderate incumbent Jason Dunnington in the Democratic Party primary and is now facing Kelly Barlean (R).
solidarity

OK County Sheriff candidate Cubit says “crime does not exist in a vacuum”

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Wayland Cubit (D) could be making history as either he or Tommie Johson (R) will become the first Black sheriff in Oklahoma County.
Horn

Congresswoman Kendra Horn supports ACA, rejects “Medicare for all”

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Congresswoman Kendra Horn (D) is representing arguably one of the most contested districts in the nation, CD-5 which includes Oklahoma City.
Bice

Sen Stephanie Bice balks at Medicaid expansion, wants ACA replacement

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma’s fifth congressional district is a close race to watch. According to SoonerPolls, State Senator Stephanie Bice (R) is leading in...
solidarity

Solidarity march honors past, points to future racial justice challenges

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The "March and Motorcade in Solidarity" August 28 commemoerated the 1963 March on Washington and pointed to the future for racial justice.
County Commissioners

Kevin Calvey already has challenger for 2022 commissioner race

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Local civic leader Cacky Poarch announced Friday that she will challenge District 3 Oklahoma County Commissioner Kevin Calvey in 2022.
healthcare

Horn town hall covers COVID-19, public health issues, Medicaid expansion

Congresswoman Kendra Horn, CD-5, drew yet another crowd to one of her many town halls Saturday but absent any hostility, a current rarity in politics.
anti-war protest

Anti-war protest in Oklahoma City opposes possible war with Iran

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In response to a U.S. drone strike on one of Iran's top military leaders, protesters gathered Saturday outside Sen James Lankford's Oklahoma City offices.
impeachment rally

Rallies reveal surprising support for Horn’s impeachment decision

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Congresswoman Kendra Horn's campaign headquarters was the site of dueling rallys Tuesday night in OKC, one for impeachment and the other against.