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Already sporting a 270,000 registered voter lead over Democrats in Oklahoma at the beginning of 2020, the state GOP has seen a big surge in registrations heading into the November 3rd General Election. KGOU's Dick Pryor and Shawn Ashley discuss that and more from the GOP perspective with Oklahoma Republican Party Chair David McLain. 

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KGOU’s Dick Pryor and eCapitol’s Shawn Ashley spoke with all three Oklahoma gubernatorial candidates on Capitol Insider about where each stands on our state’s biggest issues like worsening teacher shortages, tax policy, government transparency, exemptions for childhood vaccinations, carrying out the death penalty and more.

Listen to our in-depth conversations with Libertarian Chris Powell, Democrat Drew Edmondson and Republican Kevin Stitt below.

Local Democratic organizer Terry Gresham talks with House District 62 candidate Larry Bush at the Comanche County Democratic Party office in Lawton on September 21, 2018.
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Mike Couke runs the Comanche County Democratic Party out of a one-room office nestled between a laundromat and a barbershop in Lawton. This year, he’s focused on training local Democrats to make better use of voter lists ahead of the general election. 

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Oklahoma Republican Party officials say state chairman Randy Brogdon plans to resign his position.

GOP Vice Chair Estela Hernandez told The Associated Press Brogdon called her yesterday to confirm he is stepping down before he sent an email announcing a state committee meeting next Saturday to elect a new state GOP chairman.

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Oklahoma Republican Party chairman Randy Brogdon apologized Tuesday morning for a statement issued Monday evening that appeared to compare welfare recipients to animals.

The original post has since been deleted from the state GOP’s Facebook page, but it stated the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps, distributed a assistance to a record 46 million this year. It went on to compare the distribution of federal aid to feeding animals in national parks.

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Updated June 25, 8:40 a.m.: The chairman of the Oklahoma Republican Party says a top-level staffer who pleaded guilty three years ago to a domestic violence charge has resigned his position.

Chairman Randy Brogdon confirmed late Wednesday afternoon that Thomas Clint "T.C." Ryan submitted his resignation from his position as state political director for the party.

Gov. Mary Fallin earlier in the day said she supported a resolution calling for Ryan's ouster, and Brogdon said Fallin's position weighed heavily in his decision to accept Ryan's resignation.

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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida is the latest 2016 presidential candidate to announce plans to attend the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma City next month.

Oklahoma Republican Party officials confirmed Tuesday that Rubio will join several other potential GOP presidential contenders, including, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

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Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is the latest speaker to confirm his attendance at the upcoming Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma City.

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With the 2016 presidential election cycle ramping up, the chairmanship of both the Oklahoma Republican and Democratic parties is up for grabs.

Republicans will gather April 11 at the Crossroads Church in Oklahoma City for their annual convention.

Incumbent GOP party boss Dave Weston is running for another terms but has two challengers — longtime party activist Pam Pollard and one-time tea party favorite Randy Brogdon.

 Oklahoma Democrats will select a new leader for its state party after Wallace Collins said he won't run for another two-year term.