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Title: Next Oklahoma Governor
Post by: Townsend on November 02, 2017, 11:26:08 am
I'm hopeful Oklahoma doesn't continue down the same horrible path of the last two terms.

Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb continues to lead fundraising in governor's race, latest campaign reports show

http://www.tulsaworld.com/homepagelatest/lt-gov-todd-lamb-continues-to-lead-fundraising-in-governor/article_7ac7c3db-c2d8-5ddb-b81e-78df6d1e991f.html (http://www.tulsaworld.com/homepagelatest/lt-gov-todd-lamb-continues-to-lead-fundraising-in-governor/article_7ac7c3db-c2d8-5ddb-b81e-78df6d1e991f.html)

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OKLAHOMA CITY Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb continues to lead in fundraising in the race for governor, but two other Republicans made huge loans to their own campaigns in an effort to keep pace, their latest reports show.

Similar large loans can be found in the reports of candidates for state labor commissioner.

Overall, through Sept. 30, candidates seeking election to statewide office or the Legislature in 2018 took in more than $10 million, the reports show. The deadline to file the latest reports was Tuesday.

Lamb took in another $626,066 in donations during the third quarter of the year, to bring his total to $2,720,112, his report shows.

Am I wrong to assume Lamb is getting considerable funding from the oil and gas lobbyists?


Title: Re: Next Oklahoma Governor
Post by: Conan71 on November 02, 2017, 07:11:17 pm
I'm hopeful Oklahoma doesn't continue down the same horrible path of the last two terms.

Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb continues to lead fundraising in governor's race, latest campaign reports show

http://www.tulsaworld.com/homepagelatest/lt-gov-todd-lamb-continues-to-lead-fundraising-in-governor/article_7ac7c3db-c2d8-5ddb-b81e-78df6d1e991f.html (http://www.tulsaworld.com/homepagelatest/lt-gov-todd-lamb-continues-to-lead-fundraising-in-governor/article_7ac7c3db-c2d8-5ddb-b81e-78df6d1e991f.html)

Am I wrong to assume Lamb is getting considerable funding from the oil and gas lobbyists?

Hey man, whatever keeps Oklahoma broke, stupid, and a plundering ground for the oil and gas biz seems to play well.


Title: Re: Next Oklahoma Governor
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on November 03, 2017, 07:34:25 am
Hey man, whatever keeps Oklahoma broke, stupid, and a plundering ground for the oil and gas biz seems to play well.


Works every time.



Title: Re: Next Oklahoma Governor
Post by: Conan71 on November 03, 2017, 09:18:58 am
Don't get me wrong, the oil and gas business is a major driver of the Oklahoma economy but the ultra low GPT is a complete rip off and unnecessary for that industry to thrive and create jobs in Oklahoma.  It's almost as if the legislature is being paid off to keep it low...wait...what?


Title: Re: Next Oklahoma Governor
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on November 03, 2017, 12:46:49 pm
Don't get me wrong, the oil and gas business is a major driver of the Oklahoma economy but the ultra low GPT is a complete rip off and unnecessary for that industry to thrive and create jobs in Oklahoma.  It's almost as if the legislature is being paid off to keep it low...wait...what?


Nawwwww....that couldn't happen right here in the middle of the Bible belt...


As for their lies about how oil/gas work will go to other states if we raise the tax...  and pay the other states much higher taxes...  They know they don't even have to listen to their own carp, because no matter how stupid it sounds, this state will bobble-head and believe it.

It's as if the laws of physics were not understood in this state... oh, wait...    You have to drill and produce where the oil is located...and a lot of it is located here - can't drill for Oklahoma oil in Vermont!  But that's beyond the understanding....





Title: Re: Next Oklahoma Governor
Post by: Conan71 on November 03, 2017, 04:44:00 pm

 can't drill for Oklahoma oil in Vermont!  But that's beyond the understanding....


They are making great strides in horizontal drilling and fracking, you know.


Title: Re: Next Oklahoma Governor
Post by: sgrizzle on November 04, 2017, 09:12:55 pm
I heard Mike Ritz make a comment that they probably wouldn't raise the gas tax because "it's too hard to collect"

I just... what?


Title: Re: Next Oklahoma Governor
Post by: Conan71 on November 05, 2017, 05:48:03 pm
I heard Mike Ritz make a comment that they probably wouldn't raise the gas tax because "it's too hard to collect"

I just... what?

Uh...

How did someone that stupid make it through med school?


Title: Re: Next Oklahoma Governor
Post by: RecycleMichael on November 06, 2017, 03:50:34 pm
Interesting mortgage banker...

https://www.stittforgovernor.com/

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/oklahoma/articles/2017-10-10/gop-candidate-for-oklahoma-governor-amasses-16m-in-quarter


Title: Re: Next Oklahoma Governor
Post by: Hoss on November 06, 2017, 04:06:33 pm
Interesting mortgage banker...

https://www.stittforgovernor.com/

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/oklahoma/articles/2017-10-10/gop-candidate-for-oklahoma-governor-amasses-16m-in-quarter

Many of my friends/former co-workers worked for this guy when he ran Gateway Mortgage.  I've not heard anything positive or negative about him other than he's incredibly religious and tried to run the company that way.  The company I work at has owners who are very religious but they don't try and proselytize.  That's not saying Gateway did that, but I did get that impression from some former employees.


Title: Re: Next Oklahoma Governor
Post by: erfalf on November 06, 2017, 04:37:49 pm
Many of my friends/former co-workers worked for this guy when he ran Gateway Mortgage.  I've not heard anything positive or negative about him other than he's incredibly religious and tried to run the company that way.  The company I work at has owners who are very religious but they don't try and proselytize.  That's not saying Gateway did that, but I did get that impression from some former employees.

My wife worked directly for him, and if you asked her she would say there isn't a more respectable and dedicated business owner out there. I met him several times at parties usually, and because my wife helped him and his family on some side businesses. He was always completely interested in what I did professionally, and would remember exactly what we spoke about last, no matter if it was 12 months prior. The guy could sell ice to Eskimos so to speak. His hard working personality is infectious. His company has been on the Inc 500 fastest growing companies multiple times. They just built a brand new headquarters around Jenks. He made a very risky decision during the mortgage "implosion" to no longer sell off mortgages to bigger institutions. From that point they maintained ownership of all loans, and fully service them all. That decision turned out to be an extremely wise one, and they have been growing throughout the recession.

He is a fairly religious person, all though I wouldn't really have known it just speaking with him. It's not as if he brings it up incessantly. He just comes off as an extremely ethical person mostly. Very inspiring, and exactly the opposite of Trump when it comes to "appropriateness" and respect for the office.

I will have no qualms voting for him even though I seriously doubt I agree with him on everything. I just think this type of person is what is needed at the moment to rinse off all the filth in OKC. Should he win, I bet this will be his last elected office (outside of school boards or something local).


Title: Re: Next Oklahoma Governor
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on November 07, 2017, 01:01:25 pm
They are making great strides in horizontal drilling and fracking, you know.


I worked on a small part of a project to do some gulf work where a submersible motor was run from a platform with a 60km "extension cord".  No typo - 60km.  About 37 miles...  Very high voltage to start to get the couple thousand volts needed at the motor...  Horizontal extension cording!