by David Van Risseghem, with video from E Pluribus Otap
The Cleveland County GOP monthly lunch meeting took place today, at Van's Pig Stand, in Moore, OK. OKGOP Chair, David McLain was the invited speaker and his message was largely an update about the party's political objectives, new resources, and calendar events.
He reports fundraising levels approaching $150,000 since last May. No documentation was stated, nor was any action announced on the State Budget Committee's duty to provide a working budget.
We still have no news regarding the November State Committee of the OKGOP, which was supposed to approve a budget about 6 months ago. McLain said he will announce the next State Committee meeting after he meets with his Central Committee, later today.
McLain says that party is actively fighting against SQ804, which would amend the state constitution to change redistricting and ban the State legislature & governor from any oversight of how the people are represented equitably.
McLain unveiled the Advantage Mobile App for precinct canvassing and other door-to-door resources.
McLain said that the OKGOP helped raise over $200,000 for a legal battle to stop SQ804 in the Oklahoma Supreme Court.
Chairman McLain reports that he typically is at the Party Headquarters just north of the state capitol campus on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10-5pm. He travels to meet with party and govt. officials on the other weekdays.
The 5th District Congressional races remain a high priority campaign objective. Kendra Horn has raised massive funds and brought in very effective campaign management.
Local School Board races are an area where McLain continues to press grassroots to step up and serve.
This week McLain is going to meet with Trump's digital media team, to find a way to utilize tools which helped Trump win, in 2016.