Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Election Day Notes...

Blogger Andrew Griffin (Red Dirt Report, Oklahoma Watchdog) and political consultant and commentator Neva Hill discuss today's primaries on Reid Mullins' KTOK morning show between 7 and 8 a.m.

State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax estimates about 500,000, or 25 percent, of the state's 2.05 million registered voters will cast ballots today.

Voter turnout in the 5th District race for Congress may be high. The three leading candidates, Kevin Calvey, James Lankford and Mike Thompson, all have aggressive get-out-the-vote efforts and with seven GOP candidates, interest in the race has been high.

Congresswoman Mary Fallin won't get to vote for herself for governor today. She took a 5 a.m. flight to Washington to vote on a war funding bill after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the vote would occur today. Fallin said she doubts she'll be able to get back to the state to vote before the polls close at 7 p.m. She does plan to make it back for her election watch party.

Political junkies used to tuning in to KTOK in Oklahoma City for extensive election night coverage apparently won't find it there tonight; the station is airing a baseball game and will rely on periodic election result reports. KOKC won't air election coverage at all. In Tulsa, KRMG and KFAQ plan extensive election return coverage.

Smart Democrats running for Congress are embracing gun rights: http://video.foxnews.com/v/4293780/dems-embracing-guns/.

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