Last night, Brian O'Hara had none of the Newberry advantages of incumbency, presidential down-ticket, or Bixby voters.
But Brian had another problem. While Jenks school district is affluent and Republican, the school teachers of the district don't share that affluence. They live in Jenks proper, not the upscale east side of the river, in Gary Stanislawski's senate district. All of those teachers and school staff made O'Hara pay a price for what the Republicans are perceived as causing... low income for public school workers.
If you think this SD37 is tough on a Republican, now; imagine what the maps will look like if a Democrat becomes governor, in a year?
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David Van Risseghem is the Director of Sooner Politics.org. The resource is committed to informing & mobilizing conservative Oklahomans for civic reform. This endeavor seeks to utilize the efforts of all cooperative facets of the Conservative movement...