Oklahoma has become the reddest state in the nation over the last couple decades, but has the Republican “brand” peaked? Host Billie Rodely, CapitolBeatOK Editor Patrick B. McGuigan and Oklahoma Capitol Source Publisher Peter J. Rudy go over some of the history and the future of the Republican Party in a state that had been controlled by Democrats for much of its first 100-years.

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Also, eight of the state’s colleges and universities are on a list they’d rather not be: they have higher student loan default rates than graduation rates. Plus one lawmaker has some questions you can ask to see if your elected officials have been “co-opted.” (Recorded 05-July-2013)

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Bill is the founder of SoonerPoll.com and ShapardResearch, a full service market research firm based in Oklahoma City. Bill began his career in polling after working on a major campaign in Oklahoma from 1996 until founding SoonerPoll in 2004. Under Bill’s leadership, SoonerPoll has become the leading public opinion polling company in the state of Oklahoma conducting more public opinion polls for Oklahoma news media than all other pollsters combined since 2006. Bill’s commitment to go above and beyond the AAPOR ethical guidelines of minimum disclosure ensures that SoonerPoll produces quality results every time. Bill has lectured at Oklahoma State University on developing polling methodologies, data collection processes, and advanced likely voter sampling techniques. Bill also serves as an on-air political commentator for Oklahoma television stations.

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