By: Chairman Matt Pinnell
Over the last decade, the Oklahoma Republican Party has been laser-focused on winning a GOP majority in the State Legislature and fighting to win races at the statewide and federal levels. That focus has obviously paid off.
Republicans now control every statewide office, have super majorities in the state legislature, and common sense conservatives in four of our five congressional seats (it will be five in November).
While the OKGOP should continue to protect and grow these majorities, let's not forget about the increasingly important local races.
From sheriff to county clerk to county commissioner, electing common sense conservative to local offices is critical to the future growth of our Party. And even more importantly, it sends an undeniable statement to many parts of this state that you don't have to be a registered Democrat anymore for your vote to matter.
This has been the Democrats' strategy for the last 100 years- "If you want your vote to count you better be a registered Democrat." Hate to break it to them, but those days are over. As each and every Republican candidate wins another courthouse race, the Democrats' line of defense becomes weaker and weaker.
We have 8 days till Election Day. Please don't forget about these local races as they need just as much help as our other candidates. Remember, every time a Republican wins a local race the Oklahoma Democrat Party gets more nervous- so let's freak them out this November!