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Oklahoma: John Sullivan Loses Primary in Surprise Upset ( Tea Party Support defeat 5 Termer )
Roll Call ^ | June 27, 2012 | By Shira Toeplitz

Posted on 06/27/2012 1:34:58 AM PDT by SMGFan

Rep. John Sullivan unexpectedly lost the GOP primary Tuesday night to U.S. Navy Reserve pilot Jim Bridenstine, a political newcomer who has tea party support.

The five-term Congressman trailed Bridenstine 46 percent to 54 percent, with 94 percent of precincts reporting at 12:30 a.m., when the Associated Press called the race. Sullivan, who was first elected to Congress in a 2002 special election, vastly outspent his challenger, the former executive director of the Tulsa Air and Space Museum.

(Excerpt) Read more at atr.rollcall.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: oklahoma; tulsa
Great News!
1 posted on 06/27/2012 1:35:18 AM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan
Sullivan acknowledged he has missed votes because of his battle with alcoholism, for which he checked himself into a rehabilitation center in 2009.

Good riddance.

2 posted on 06/27/2012 2:15:52 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: SMGFan

We need to watch this one...

http://jimbridenstine.com/html/about.php

“Education
Jenks High School – Distinguished Graduate, Oklahoma Swimmer of the Year
Rice University - Triple Major - Economics, Psychology, Business
Cornell University - Masters of Business Administration

Lieutenant Commander Jim Bridenstine is currently a pilot in the U.S. Navy Reserve where he flies the E-2C Hawkeye in Central and South America in support of America’s war on drugs. Early in his active duty career, Jim Bridenstine flew E-2C Hawkeyes off the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln. It was there that he flew combat missions and gathered most of his 1,900 flight hours and 333 carrier arrested landings. Jim participated in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, Operation Southern Watch in Iraq, and Operation Shock and Awe in Iraq. While on active duty, Jim Bridenstine transitioned to the F-18 Hornet and flew with the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center...”

Jim Bridenstine is married to Michelle (Ivory) Bridenstine. They have three children, Walker (5), Sarah (3), and they are expecting another child in February.

Jim Bridenstine and his family are members of South Tulsa Baptist Church.

Eagle Scout
...”


3 posted on 06/27/2012 2:16:25 AM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: PastorBooks
I don't see any community organizing on that resume, clearly unqualified to hold public office..... / sarc
4 posted on 06/27/2012 2:44:06 AM PDT by machman
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To: SMGFan
Didn't the left write the Tea Party's obituary last year?
Wishful thinking, no doubt.
5 posted on 06/27/2012 2:54:52 AM PDT by stormhill
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To: PastorBooks

Is he a good dancer too?


6 posted on 06/27/2012 2:58:00 AM PDT by kenavi (Obama doesn't hate private equity. He wants to be it with our money.)
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To: SMGFan
Guess blubbering RINO GOP-e Boehner just lost another vote for his retaining the Speaker's chair...

...good.

7 posted on 06/27/2012 3:02:01 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("Like Bill did Monica Lewinsky, Obama is "Riding Dirty" on America.!")
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To: stormhill

Actually it has been GOP politicians like Newt Gingrich and Lindsey Graham who have done that for almost a year now.


8 posted on 06/27/2012 3:05:00 AM PDT by wmileo
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To: SMGFan

I volunteered for Mr. Sullivan in his first campaign. I’m sorry to learn of his personal problems, and I hope he recovers and does well in private life in the future.

Best wishes to the new candidate.


9 posted on 06/27/2012 3:09:50 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Spinach at every meal.)
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To: wmileo

Not surprised about Graham, but Gingrich? That’s a puzzlement...


10 posted on 06/27/2012 3:13:01 AM PDT by stormhill
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To: stormhill

“Not surprised about Graham, but Gingrich? That’s a puzzlement...”

Same here. No sale.


11 posted on 06/27/2012 3:30:09 AM PDT by stanne
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To: stormhill; wmileo; BillyBoy

Newt is very much a part of the establishment, sometimes he just pretends he’s not. Remember how he endorsed super RINO Dede Scozzafava and got real defensive when called out on it?


12 posted on 06/27/2012 3:30:09 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: SMGFan; BillyBoy; randita; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; GOPsterinMA

Is it? Why? Did Sullivan do something wrong besides being drunk? He’s got a good voting record.

The first famous boxer was a man named John Sullivan. He was KOed in his last fight, his only recorded loss.


13 posted on 06/27/2012 3:36:43 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: stormhill
Newt said as much during the time he was running in the GOP Primaries. I respected his work during the 1980s and 1990s.

He has not done anything worthy of praise since his resignation from the Speaker of the House of Representatives in 1998 except write novels.

14 posted on 06/27/2012 3:40:16 AM PDT by wmileo
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To: Impy
It is not a matter of his doing something wrong. It is that the GOP Primary voters in his district wanted a change.

Let's all congratulate the winner and wish him well in the November Election.

15 posted on 06/27/2012 3:50:13 AM PDT by wmileo
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To: wmileo; SMGFan

The question I was asking is why it it as the OP stated “great news”. I find it to be downright neutral news.


16 posted on 06/27/2012 3:57:41 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: SMGFan

You mean the tea party isn’t dead. I’lll be darned.


17 posted on 06/27/2012 4:34:49 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (Anybody but Obama.)
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To: SMGFan

Sounds like it was only a “surprise” and an “upset” to the dinosaur media. We The People are fed up regardless of what it prints.


18 posted on 06/27/2012 4:43:22 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: SMGFan
One by one the chickens are coming home to roost on the treasonous liberal anti-Americans.

Many democrats are taking a second look at Obama and the Tea Party and are keeping their distance from the p resident.

19 posted on 06/27/2012 4:50:17 AM PDT by chainsaw ("There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.")
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To: SMGFan

“Unexpected!” Mains stream media caught off guard again!? How does this keep happening? Maybe ‘unexpected’ doesn’t mean what the entire msm thinks it means?


20 posted on 06/27/2012 5:41:57 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: SMGFan

Any time an incumbant is ousted, it is good news. Make them all know that we are coming for them and are holding all accountable.

The newbies are on probation.....


21 posted on 06/27/2012 6:02:48 AM PDT by jch10 (Fail to the Chief!)
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To: Impy

He didn’t bother to show up for 9% of the votes. Yes that is wrong.

So you support candidates because they may have the same name as a famous person?

You must be a Yankee!


22 posted on 06/27/2012 6:13:15 AM PDT by antisocial (Texas SCV - Deo Vindice)
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To: antisocial
So you support candidates because they may have the same name as a famous person? You must be a Yankee!

I didn't say I support him AT ALL let alone "because of" his name (WTF?). Someone with your lack of reading comprehension skills shouldn't be hurling around insults, cause you're casting wherever the hell you're from in a bad light.

23 posted on 06/27/2012 7:54:34 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: PastorBooks

Why didn’t you say Eagle Scout FIRST!


24 posted on 06/27/2012 9:19:10 AM PDT by fremont_steve
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To: fremont_steve

Yep, Eagle Scouts seem to do well in life!

I only made it to Cub... can still do the salute, though. :)


25 posted on 06/27/2012 10:55:18 AM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: PastorBooks
Eagle Scouts seem to do well in life

But not always in ways we hope for:

Mike Dukakis

Marion Barry

Michael Moore

John Murtha

Dick Gephart

26 posted on 06/27/2012 11:06:57 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: SMGFan
Not surprising at all..........

Wish I could have voted for Bridenstine!!

27 posted on 06/27/2012 11:08:43 AM PDT by Osage Orange (8675309)
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To: Impy
He’s got a good voting record.

Sullivan is good on energy, but has been a real disappointment. He has not been a change agent. He was becoming a career politician.

I know John and I like him, but it was time for a change.

28 posted on 06/27/2012 12:14:11 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Timber Rattler

Sullivan acknowledged he has missed votes because of his battle with alcoholism, for which he checked himself into a rehabilitation center in 2009.

++++++++++++++++++++++++

However, he didn’t miss the votes to subsidize his friends such as Jimmy Walker, Jack Daniels, Mr. Beefeater, a Russian friend known as “Sky” and some Irishman named Guinness.


29 posted on 06/27/2012 3:16:09 PM PDT by ak267
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