What People are Saying
Articles of Interest:
- False Attacks
- October 19, 2010
- Corn's Attacks Hypocritical, Unfounded
- October 15, 2010
Corn's Attacks Hypocritical, Unfounded
District Attorney declares Corn’s claims “absolutely false”
Oklahoma City—With just over two weeks left until the November 2 election, Democrat Kenneth Corn launched a negative campaign Friday against Republican Todd Lamb, as they both vie for Lt. Governor.
Lamb said he was disappointed this race had to be marked with mudslinging and that voters will miss opportunities to really get to know the candidates.
“Oklahomans deserve to be a part of political races that put aside the twisted attacks and false accusations,” said Lamb. “My opponent has chosen to come out attacking first and ignoring both the concerns from people across the state and the facts. What makes this more saddening is that Senator Corn knows this situation personally, and knows there is absolutely no basis for this attack. In fact, he even voted for the same bill.”
Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater, whose actions are referenced in Corn’s advertisement, took the unprecedented move of coming forward today to clear Lamb’s name. “The facts are Todd Lamb has never been a part of any investigation by my office or related to this matter. The advertisement’s implications and innuendo are completely false,” Prater stated.
Lamb said he cares about the important, critical issues facing our state and will not spend his time engaged in demagoguery, but instead focus on what Oklahomans care about: family, job security and economic growth.
“Time needs to be spent listening to Oklahomans, hearing their stories and fighting for what will make our state stronger than ever. As I have said countless times on the campaign trail, Oklahoma’s best days are ahead of us, and we need to keep our focus on what we can do to move this state forward. Kenneth Corn’s negative campaign does nothing to build our state, and I think voters will recognize his lack of vision for progress when they vote,” Lamb concluded.
- New television ad: Brain Drain
- October 12, 2010
- Lamb Visits All 77 Counties
- August 26, 2010
Todd Lamb, candidate for Lt. Governor, announced today that during his campaign he has now visited all of Oklahoma's 77 counties.
“Oklahoma is full of hardworking individuals who cherish our values and quality of life,” said Lamb. “ From Broken Bow to Boise City, Miami to Altus, Oklahoma has much to offer to not only its citizens but to people across the nation and the world. Of course, I’ve actually been to all 77 counties before, so in addition to meeting new people and getting their vision for how we can better compete economically, I was able to visit with friends and others I have worked with over the years.”
As Lt. Governor, Lamb says he will work tirelessly to promote the quality of life we have in Oklahoma, as well work to make our business climate more competitive with Texas and the world. Lowering our tax burden, streamlining our government and having an education system that prepares our kids to compete for 21st century jobs are among Lamb’s top priorities.
“We have to recruit companies to Oklahoma as well as encourage homegrown companies to expand here,” Lamb added. “Our state has a bright future and I am committed to moving Oklahoma forward.”
During his visits across the state, Lamb has met thousands of Oklahomans. Among those, here are what are few had to say:
“Todd visited Waurika a few weeks back and I appreciated his passion for economic development in rural Oklahoma. I think his experience will set him apart as Lt. Governor.”
–Jerry Wallace, Waurika Travel Stop, Waurika, OK
“Todd came by the Hollis Livestock Auction here in town. He has a rural background and is committed to the agriculture community.”
–Jeff Sanders, Hollis Livestock Auction, Hollis, OK
“Todd is very down to earth, and it felt like we had know him for a long time even though we had just met. He will be a strong advocate for Oklahoma.”
–Chandra Rickey, Lago Vista Bed and Breakfast, Broken Bow, OK
- Edmondites win big in primary races
- Lisa Shearer
- July 28, 2010
State Sen. Todd Lamb leaped ahead of his competitors for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor.
Lamb earned 156,807 votes, or 66.84 percent, which was more than enough to send him on to the Nov. 2 general election.
“We feel good,” Lamb said via cell phone from Rep. Mary Fallin’s watch party in Oklahoma City. “We’ve worked hard for 14 months. We’ve met the first goal.”
- Lamb eases to win in GOP race for lieutenant governor
- Bryan Painter
- July 28, 2010
State Sen. Todd Lamb of Edmond, who served the past two years as the Senate's majority floor leader, eased to a win in Tuesday's five-man Republican primary race for lieutenant governor.
With all but 17 of 2,244 precincts reporting, Lamb had claimed 67 percent of the vote.
- Steele Leads Lamb To Town To Campaign For Lt. Gov.
- Wayne Trotter
- July 8, 2010
At 38, Todd Lamb has been a college football player, a Secret Service agent who worked on the Joint Terrorism Task Force, an aide to both former Gov. Frank Keating and former Sen. Don Nickles, a two-term state senator from the Edmond area and the first Republican majority floor leader in the history of the Oklahoma Senate.
Now he wants to be lieutenant governor.
Accompanied by State Rep. Kris Steele, who will be speaker of the Oklahoma House next year, Lamb stopped by The Countywide & Sun office in Tecumseh.
“I think our best days are ahead of us but I’m concerned about the future of Oklahoma,” Lamb, a Republican, said when asked why he was making the race.
- State Sen. Todd Lamb makes bid for lieutenant governor
- Justin Lofton
- June 4, 2010
ADA—Oklahoma State Senator Todd Lamb came by Ada on the campaign trail Wednesday during his run for lieutenant governor.
“It’s good to be back in Cougar country,” Lamb said.
The first Republican Majority Floor Leader in state history, Lamb said he’s confident he’s qualified and ready for the job of lieutenant governor.
“I’m really concerned about the economy of Oklahoma,” he said. He said he wants to focus on three things he believes will help Oklahoma’s economy: business retention, business recruitment, and tourism for the purpose of economic development.
- Troopers get nod as heroes
- Pauls Valley Daily Democrat
- May 6, 2010
Pauls Valley — The state Senate this week honored Oklahoma Highway Patrol Troopers Brad Stuteville, Tommy Allen and Scott Aldridge, upon their selection for Trooper of the Year Awards for Heroism.
Senate Resolution 120 was authored by senators Harry Coates, Todd Lamb, Susan Paddack and Senate President Pro Tempore Glenn Coffee to honor the troopers for bravely risking their lives in the performance of their duty.
“On behalf of the Senate, we thank you for what you did on July 26, 2009, but we also thank you for what you’ve done in uniform every day prior to this incident and every day since – you are examples of what makes Oklahoma great,” said Lamb, R-Edmond.
- Senator Lamb visits Duncan
- Duncan Banner
- April 23, 2010
Senator Lamb visits Duncan.
- State Senator Lamb aims to boost prosperity, opportunity
- Patrick B. McGuigan
- March 5, 2010
If there’s one thing Republicans and Democrats agree on, it is that budget, revenue, spending and finances are the dominant issues of the 2010 legislative session. Unsurprisingly, the themes were borne out during a recent interview with state Senate Majority Leader Todd Lamb.
Dominating nearly every discussion at the Capitol, Sen. Lamb said, is “the need for fiscal discipline. We are in the midst of a serious downturn unlike anything I’ve seen.”
Lamb sat for a conversation with CapitolBeatOK not long after the state Senate voted to suspend the rules to allow the budget process to accelerate by about one week. The first Republican in state history to serve as Senate Majority Leader, Lamb said the measure passed unanimously, “or, at least I didn’t hear any negative votes.”
- Lt. Gov. hopeful: Business is priority
- Liz McMahan
- February 7, 2010
State Sen. Todd Lamb, R-Edmond, said he intends to focus on an economic development plan for the state if elected.
I want to be a very aggressive ambassador on behalf of the state of Oklahoma, Todd said in a campaign stop here Friday.
His priority as lieutenant governor would be economic development. He said he has a three-pronged approach to keeping and developing business for the state.
- Lieutenant governor candidate says we should recruit business out of Texas like we recruit athletes
- Andy Rieger
- January 6, 2010
A Republican candidate for lieutenant governor said Oklahoma ought to recruit business out of Texas like we recruit football players.
State Sen. Todd Lamb, R-Edmond, told Cleveland County Republicans he would be an "aggressive ambassador" for Oklahoma. Mayoral candidate Hal Ezzell was also scheduled to speak but was detained on business in Oklahoma City.
- Walmart Foundation Gives Grant to OBHC
- January 18, 2010
Holly Luke, Director of Operations for Walmart in Oklahoma, and Senator Todd Lamb, representing district 47, presented a $5,000 check from the Walmart Foundation to Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children on January 7.
- Senator Lamb on CNN
- October 21, 2009
Should getting an abortion be a private matter between a woman and her doctor? Or public knowledge with details posted on the Internet? A new law in Oklahoma would put abortion details online. And as you can imagine, that's sparking a court battle.
The law requires abortion providers to ask 37 questions. Among them, the patient's age, marital status, county, race, education and reasons for the abortion. Seemingly, everything but names. Now, many fear in a rural state like Oklahoma, that information could easily be used to identify the women.
Joining me now from Oklahoma City, the law's co-author, Republican State Senator Todd Lamb. And in New York, Jennifer Mondino, a lawyer for the Center for Reproductive Rights. Her group has gotten a restraining order to stop the law from taking effect on the 1st of November.
We will talk about that in just a minute.
Senator, let's start with you.
- NFIB Honors Sen. Todd Lamb as Guardian of Small Business
- November 24, 2009
OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 24, 2009 – The National Federation of Independent Business, Oklahoma’s leading small business association, has presented state Sen. Todd Lamb (Edmond) with its 2009 Guardian of Small Business award. He represents the 47th District, which is comprised of part of Oklahoma County.
The Guardian of Small Business award is the most prestigious honor that NFIB bestows on legislators in recognition of their efforts to support small business issues. NFIB/Oklahoma's Leadership Council voted to honor Sen. Lamb for his work in this year’s legislative session.
“Small business is the cornerstone of Oklahoma’s economy, and Todd Lamb has proven time and again that he understands that,” said Benny Vanatta, state director of NFIB/Oklahoma.
- Todd Lamb Receives Top Award from Oklahoma Veterans Council
- Sheila Stogsdill
- October 20, 2009
The Oklahoma Veterans Council honored Majority Floor Leader Todd Lamb earlier this month for his continued commitment to veterans throughout the State of Oklahoma.
This award is given to the Senator who has been dedicated to assisting the Oklahoma Veterans Council in meeting the needs of veterans in the State Legislature.
- Sen. Todd Lamb visits Claremore
- Joy Hampton
- December 18, 2009
Sen. Todd Lamb (R-Edmond) said he is running for Lt. Governor because he is passionate about public service. That passion has taken him to some interesting places in the past, including a stint with gubernatorial candidate Frank Keating in 1993 and four years alongside the governor following the election.
That passion once took him into the Secret Service where he investigated and made arrests in areas including counterfeiting, bank fraud and identity theft
- Candidate for state post makes stop in Lawton
- Steve Robertson
- August 28, 2009
Lieutenant governor candidate Todd Lamb officially brought his campaign to Lawton Thursday, telling supporters he will be an aggressive advocate for industrial recruitment and retention and for Oklahoma tourism.
The Edmond Republican, who serves as the majority floor leader in the state Senate, said the state has plenty to sell and he's the one who can sell it.
- State Senator sits down about his bid for Oklahoma lieutenant governor
- Daniel Armbruster - KXII
- August 28, 2009
ARDMORE, OK -- Todd Lamb has been a Senator in Oklahoma since 2004. Now he's running for Lieutenant Governor. One of the many things he wants to reform is education.
Oklahoma is one of the lowest ranked states in the country when it comes to education. Todd Lamb says he wants to change that, and it's one the many reasons he wants to be the next Lt. Governor.
"We need to continue to educate our kids and often times after they get their degrees they go south they go north, they go east, they go west. We want to bring them back home," says Lamb, the Senate's majority floor leader.
- Lamb announces for lieutenant governor
- James Coburn - The Edmond Sun
- August 27, 2009
EDMOND — With a competitive optimism for Oklahoma to beat Texas in economic development, State Sen. Todd Lamb announced his 2010 candidacy for the office of lieutenant governor Wednesday morning.
“We don’t allow our coaches to say, ‘Texas is bigger. Texas has been around longer. Texas has more bulk.’ We don’t allow that,” Lamb told a crowd of more than 150 cheering supporters at the Jim Thorpe Museum in Oklahoma City. “Both with public policy and economic development, we’ve allowed that for way too long in our great state. It’s time for no more excuses.”
- Edmond Republican state Sen. Todd Lamb announces run for Oklahoma lieutenant governor
- JULIE BISBEE - NewsOK.com Capitol Bureau
- August 26, 2009
Lamb, R-Edmond, formally announced his candidacy in Oklahoma City today surrounded by family, friends and fellow Republican lawmakers. Lamb, 37, served as the majority floor leader in the Senate and says he plans to keep the leadership spot as he campaigns for the lieutenant governor's seat. The seat will be on the 2010 ballot.
- State Senator announces Lt. Gov. candidacy
- BARBARA HOBEROCK - Tulsa World Capitol Bureau
- August 26, 2009
The Edmond Republican said his top priorities will be retaining and recruiting businesses to Oklahoma and making the state a destination spot for vacations.
“It is with humility and excitement we announce our candidacy for lieutenant governor of the great state of Oklahoma,” Lamb said during his first news conference to make the announcement in Oklahoma City.
Lamb, an attorney who was born and raised in Enid, was first elected to the Oklahoma Senate in 2004. He has worked for former Gov. Frank Keating and former U.S. Sen. Don Nickles, both Republicans.
- State Sen. Lamb to run for lieutenant governor
- Steve Biehn, Staff Writer - The Daily Ardmoreite
- August 31, 2009
State Sen. Todd Lamb, R-Edmond, was in Ardmore Friday to discuss his candidacy for lieutenant governor.
Lamb, who serves the voters of Senate District 47, was first elected in 2004. He was re-elected without opposition in 2008. He served as the majority floor leader in the Senate during this past legislative session.
- Lamb announces candidacy
- Kasey Fowler, Staff Writer - The Enid News and Eagle
- August 26, 2009
Enid native state Sen. Todd Lamb officially announced his candidacy for lieutenant governor Wednesday evening.
Around 90 supporters of Lamb, R-Edmond, showed up at Cherokee Strip Conference Center to hear his announcement.
Lamb began by introducing his family, including his wife, children, parents and mother-in-law.
- Lamb brings campaign to Duncan
- Jayne Boykin - The Duncan Banner
- August 29, 2009
DUNCAN — Sen. Todd Lamb brought his campaign for lieutenant governor to Duncan Friday and he did not talk about the economy or health-care reform.
Instead, the fifth-generation Oklahoman talked about the state he loves and what he hopes to accomplish if he is elected its second-highest official. It’s not that he’s not concerned about such national topics, but Lamb cares about Oklahoma and, if he succeeds in reaching his goals, Oklahomans will benefit in those areas, too, he said.
- Todd Lamb Makes Stops in Ponca City
- Louise Abercrombie
- August 11, 2009
Republican Sen. Todd Lamb, current Oklahoma Majority Floor Leader, was in North Central Oklahoma Monday testing the waters for a run for lieutenant governor.
Although those seeking state political office cannot officially announce yet, Lamb already has a high profile former politician for campaign manager.
Former Ponca Citian and past U.S. Senator Don Nickles has agreed to chair Lamb's run for lieutenant governor on the Republican ticket.