Oklahoma GOP has new leader - KSWO 7News | Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Oklahoma GOP has new leader

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla._The Oklahoma Republican Party has a new leader this morning. Pam Pollard has been elected head of the State GOP over two challengers. Pollard said at the state committee meeting that she is the right leader at the right time for the Oklahoma Republican Party. She will serve out the rest of the GOP chairman term until 2017.

Pollard previously served as the head of the Oklahoma Federation of Republican Women and was a part of Mary Fallin's campaign for governor. Pollard says she plans to unite Republicans across the state and to organize active parties in all 77 Oklahoma counties.

This vote comes after the former leader Randy Brogden made controversial comments on social media about welfare recipients. The post compares food stamp recipients to animals in national parks. Pollard says those comments were unfortunate and not something the Oklahoma Republican Party stands by.

As we are right in the middle the 2016 Presidential election, Pollard say she hopes to attract more Republican candidates to the state in an effort to generate excitement in the party on the state level.

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Trump lashes out at Omarosa, calls her 'that dog'

    Trump lashes out at Omarosa, calls her 'that dog'

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 12:26 AM EDT2018-08-14 04:26:12 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 10:08 AM EDT2018-08-14 14:08:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump, center, is flanked by White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman, left, and  then-Housing and Urban Development Secretary-designate Ben Carson as he speaks ...(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump, center, is flanked by White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman, left, and then-Housing and Urban Development Secretary-designate Ben Carson as he speaks ...

    Beyond their war of words, the row touched on several sensitive issues in Trump's White House, including a lack of racial diversity, security in the executive mansion and a culture that some there feel borders on paranoia.

    Beyond their war of words, the row touched on several sensitive issues in Trump's White House, including a lack of racial diversity, security in the executive mansion and a culture that some there feel borders on paranoia.

  • breaking

    22 dead, 13 injured in bridge collapse in Italy

    22 dead, 13 injured in bridge collapse in Italy

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 10:07 AM EDT2018-08-14 14:07:59 GMT

    Rescuers are using heavy machinery to move chunks of concrete to search for victims. The bridge fell onto structures, a railway and a roadway below.

    Rescuers are using heavy machinery to move chunks of concrete to search for victims. The bridge fell onto structures, a railway and a roadway below.

  • White House called toxins contamination 'PR nightmare'

    White House called toxins contamination 'PR nightmare'

    Monday, August 13 2018 1:38 AM EDT2018-08-13 05:38:00 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 9:12 AM EDT2018-08-14 13:12:14 GMT
    Officials are demanding that the EPA act quickly to clean up local water systems testing positive for dangerous levels of PFAS. (Source: Raycom Media)Officials are demanding that the EPA act quickly to clean up local water systems testing positive for dangerous levels of PFAS. (Source: Raycom Media)

    Officials are demanding that the EPA act quickly to clean up local water systems testing positive for dangerous levels of chemicals used in nonstick cookware, fast-food wrappers and much more.

    Officials are demanding that the EPA act quickly to clean up local water systems testing positive for dangerous levels of chemicals used in nonstick cookware, fast-food wrappers and much more.

Powered by Frankly