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Oklahoma GOP selects new chairman, approves policy platform


MOORE, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma Republicans have elected a Tulsa County businessman to lead the state party and adopted a new platform that addresses teacher walkouts and abortion.

David McLain, 48, was chosen to be the GOP's new state chairman at a convention in Moore on Saturday, The Oklahoman reported. The Republican party leads voter registration in Oklahoma, and controls every statewide office and the Legislature.

McLain of Skiatook owns a small construction company and has served as the GOP chairman in Tulsa County.

"I am truly a grassroots man," McLain told nearly 1,000 delegates. "I...

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