Senate president says Boggs aligned with GOP on campaign issue

Senate president says Boggs aligned with GOP on campaign issue

JAMES BEATY | Staff photo District 7 State Sen. Larry Boggs, R-Red Oak, at right, makes a point during a visit to the McAlester Regional Health Center, where he was joined by Oklahoma State Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat, left, and District 43 State Rep. Jay Steagall, center, Oklahoma State Sen. President Pro Tempore Greg Treat maintains that District 7 State Sen. Larry Boggs’ position on a major campaign issue has been mischaracterized during the campaign. Boggs, R-Red Oak, agrees. Boggs will be on the ballot Tuesday during the June 29 Primary Election which includes a race for the GOP nomination to determine who will face the Democrat’s candidate in the Nov. 3 General Election. Boggs faces challenges Tuesday from fellow GOP candidates Warren Hamilton, of McCurtain, and Kevin Woody, of Massey Road, McAlester. Treat, the District 47 Republican State Senator, of Edmond who also serves as the state Senate president, felt so strongly about the matter regarding Boggs that he stopped by the News-Capital during a visit to McAlester, where Boggs soon joined him. Treat said an abortion bill Boggs did not support was not supported by the Republican party leadership in Oklahoma City. It also never made it out of the committee where it was being heard and never came up for a vote before the full Senate, Treat said. Treat noted the bill calls for the abolition of abortion in Oklahoma. “It’s a goal I support and so does Boggs,” Treat said. However, Treat said […]

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