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Tue Sep 12, 2017, 10:05 PM

Democrats win special election in Norman

Source: The Oklahoman.

Oklahoma Democrats added another seat to their House membership Tuesday as Jacob Rosecrants beat Darin Chambers to fill an unexpired term.

The Norman House seat was previously held by Scott Martin, who left the Legislature to run the Norman Chamber of Commerce. It is the third House or Senate seat Democrats have taken from the GOP in special elections this year alone. The minority party will have 28 members in the Oklahoma House when Rosecrants is sworn in, which could be before a special session begins Sept. 25.

Rosecrants beat Chambers, a Norman businessman and Navy veteran, winning more than 60 percent of the vote. He delivered a victory speech to a raucous crowd at the Main Street Event Center in Norman.

Read more: http://newsok.com/democrats-win-special-election-in-norman/article/5563866



I am not from Oklahoma but I heard there was a special election due to the million emails I get from the DLCC.

This is the 2nd red seat we flipped to blue tonight.

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Response to nycbos (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 10:09 PM

1. This is how the GOP took over..

seat by seat, local offices, grassroots. Democrats used to be great at this. We better do it again. This is a good start.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 01:42 AM

11. yep. nt

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Response to nycbos (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 10:13 PM

2. Every seat counts, compete everywhere!

I didn't know we had Democrats in Oklahoma! Well done! Congrats!

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 12:18 AM

8. My mom grew up in Tulsa & trust me when I tell you, there are FAR MORE

DEMOCRATS in OKLAHOMA than you believe, as are there in Texas. Don't know if they gerrymander the f#ck out of OK Districts as they do in Texas but it's NOT as Red as people believe

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Response to nycbos (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 10:17 PM

3. -05'/06' for Dems / -09'/10' for the Fascists

These local victories were the warning that a big shakeup was to occur in the midterms.

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Response to nycbos (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 10:18 PM

4. another OK repub has resigned in disgrace. maybe we can get his seat too

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Response to msongs (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 11:53 PM

7. Woodward is 150 miles from here (Norman), but I won't be surprised to see car loads of people

driving up to canvass for our candidate. Sounds like a fun trip.

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Response to nycbos (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 10:50 PM

5. Something's brewing out there.

Is there something going on in Oklahoma that's soured attitudes the GOP?

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Response to RandySF (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 11:48 PM

6. The Republican held legislature, and the moronic Republican Governor (Mary Fallin) have

nearly bankrupted the State of Oklahoma. There is a huge grassroots Democratic movement going on here. So much so, that it's one event after the other. I went to a County multi- Precinct meeting and hundreds showed up. I ended up elected to a precinct position. This election happened in my county. The young man that won, is an educator. We are losing teachers so fast, due to low salaries, that half our teachers are temps, or emergency certified degreed individuals with no teaching backgrounds. People here are pissed. We worked very hard to win this latest election. Jacob Rosecrants's opponent was supported by a Betsy Devos pac. They sent out nasty mailers which only served to help us. Yea us!!

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Response to Tess49 (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 12:22 AM

9. BLESS YA, TESS!! My family lives in Tulsa, Muskogee & Oklahoma counties

WONDERFUL to hear this!! Good on ya, Girl!!

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Response to The_REAL_Ecumenist (Reply #9)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 12:38 AM

10. Thanks!!

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Response to nycbos (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 11:19 AM

12. Sounds like he had a WINNING message

To flip a Red Seat

However, he was surprised by the lack of enthusiasm of the teacher community after he declared his candidature. He added even if he opened up to all the Democrats most of his volunteers are former Bernie Sanders’ supporters.

“I don’t listen to corporates, I don’t even listen to my own party, I listen to the people,” he said. “I want you to tell me what you want.”


http://www.reddirtreport.com/red-dirt-politics/candidate-who-wants-make-change-happen

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