It's Monday and I must lament.
This weekend's paper featured an article detailing State Representative Joe Dorman's plan to run for county commissioner upon the completion of his current term.
He's terming out, so obviously he couldn't maintain his position at the state house, but the news ruins a fantasy I've had since December of 2012.
I wanted to see Dorman run against Tom Cole to represent the fourth district of Oklahoma at the federal level.
It's not that I think Cole has done a bad job, but what a race that would have been. The two have held their respective offices for the same amount of time, and their districts largely overlap.
The race would have showcased two wonderful voting constituencies vying for their candidates supremacy.
This would have been a gem to cover, regardless of my political affiliation. Two well respected, proven and intelligent men battling it out for the right to speak for southwestern Oklahoma is journalistic gold.
But alas, this wasn't meant to be. My dreams of an epic congressional race for Oklahoma's fourth district died on Saturday.
Oh well, at least I still have the sales tax story to cover.
It's Monday and I must lament.
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The Chickasha City Council rejected changes to the city's animal control ordinance that would have required citizens to call private firms to take care of wildlife.
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A request from a Chickasha couple to deannex their property from the eastern edge of the city was denied by the City Council.
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GCEM discuss hot temps, Amber water tower
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Local Chickasha man hits tree
A local Chickasha resident struck a tree while speeding according to a report from Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
Girl Scout donates to Locks of Love
Six-year-old Madison Dunn donated her long hair to Locks of Love when she learned that some children don't have hair.
Hospitals let patients schedule ER visits
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