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Hot Races to culminate Tuesday

While NonDoc examined four Oklahoma legislative primary “hot races” over the past week (see below), several of Tuesday’s other matchups have received coverage across the state.

In true #Filter fashion, here are links to stories about legislative contests from other media:

State Rep. Kevin Calvey faces challenger in GOP primary (HD 82) —

Two Oklahoma House candidates have arrest records (HD 92) —

Senate seat in Edmond draws preacher, former Air Force captain (SD 41) —

Oklahoma County Clerk race tops June 28 election ballot —

Tuesday’s Congressional primaries in Oklahoma may see upsets —

Inhofe, Coburn split on 2nd District endorsements — AP

Education candidates add wrinkle to Oklahoma primaries — AP

Seven vie for Senate District 37 seat —

Four contend in Senate District 25 Republican primary — Tulsa

Bank employee faces teacher in House District 30 post — Tulsa World

Mayor’s ballot has five candidates, different takes on office — Tulsa World

Primary election set for Tuesday (Pittsburgh County) — McAlester News-Capital

Primary voting will narrow field of candidates — Sequoyah County Times

Statewide Primary: Voters head to polls Tuesday — Shawnee News-Star

3 Republicans square off in State Senate District 1 race — Miami News-Record

District 58 offers four to consider — Woodward News (via Enid News & Eagle)

NonDoc’s Hot Races to watch

SD 13

Fmr. beauty queen, reality-TV star among SD 13 hopefuls
by Josh McBee

Hellhound of Abortion

SD 33: Four challenging ‘the hellhound of abortion’
by William W. Savage III

HD 87

Inexperience, muddy messaging typify HD 87 hopefuls
by Josh McBee

HD 97

Four Dems compete to succeed Mike Shelton in HD 97
by William W. Savage III

Things we saw (and heard)

Doing nothing has become a sport in South Korea — Vice

State Now Has Budget Surplus of More Than $100 Million — News 9

I reported Omar Mateen to the FBI. Trump is wrong that Muslims don’t do our part — The Washington Post

Brexit fallout: seven ways the Leave vote could damage US interests — The Guardian

Thunder trade Serge Ibaka to Orlando for 3 players — KFOR

Quotes to note

“I’m here to run a police department, not a frat house.”

— Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf in an NPR report about numerous Oakland PD officers being accused of sexual misconduct, 6/20/16

“You have a constitutionally protected right to be a dumbass.”

— Georgia judge J. Bryant Durham, Jr. to a particularly rude and vulgar defendant in a transcript posted on Imgur, 6/17/16

“This is a crushing decision; this is a terrible day for Britain and a terrible day for Europe. I would never have believed that the British people would vote for this.”

— Keith Vaz, Labour Party MP, on Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, 6/23/16

Vine Time



Islam and the First Amendment

Legislator unsure if First Amendment should cover Islam
by William W. Savage III


TSET - Patrice Douglas

Douglas rejects $250K job, TSET to ‘pause and reassess’
by William W. Savage III


Gross production tax

‘Simple math missing from gross production tax issue’
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