Archive for the ‘Jerry Foshee’ Category

Foshee: "Voice of the People" Has Laryngitis?

August 3, 2007

Disclaimer: The following post is NOT a personal attack.

We have been accused by Foshee supporters (all three of them – which includes “pseudo” consultant Ron Black, Foshee himself, and his wife) of waging personal attacks when we examine their fledgling campaign and their amateurish campaign tactics.

Foshee, the self described “voice of the people” seems to be experiencing chronic laryngitis. Although Foshee and his declared opponent Kyle Loveless are neck and neck in the money race – with Loveless enjoying a small cash on hand advantage, recently filed campaign reports show Loveless raised his funds through a pool of fourteen donors. Foshee’s total raised funds comes entirely from personal loans to himself.

You don’t have to be a Dick Morris or Karl Rove to know that this is not good news for a campaign – no matter how well “The Gorilla” will attempt to spin it. The Oklahoma Political News Service will continue to investigate.

Liberal Foshee Using Union Buddies to Remove Opponent’s Yard Signs?

July 29, 2007

We received a tip from a reader recently regarding the removal and return of political yard signs from his lawn. The reader recounts the story:

“As I was pulling into my garage one afternoon, I saw a guy messing with my yard signs. He claimed he was with the OKC planning commission and was instructed to take down signs out of some people’s yards because they were in the city’s easement. I asked the gentleman where was the easement and he replied “about fifteen feet from the curb.” Mind you, I live in a residential housing addition, not on a major street.

I told him I had never heard of the city taking or moving signs out of people’s yards. The guy rudely interrupts me and says he was just doing his job and that if he “sees it again he will do again.” After I complained to the planning commission, I woke up the next morning to find all of my previously taken signs stacked on my driveway. This makes me wonder if Foshee has got some of his union goons doing his bidding?”

Foshee’s campaign still must not be doing well if he is resorting to dirty tricks this early.

Liberal Foshee Using Union Buddies to Remove Opponent’s Yard Signs?

July 29, 2007

We received a tip from a reader recently regarding the removal and return of political yard signs from his lawn. The reader recounts the story:

“As I was pulling into my garage one afternoon, I saw a guy messing with my yard signs. He claimed he was with the OKC planning commission and was instructed to take down signs out of some people’s yards because they were in the city’s easement. I asked the gentleman where was the easement and he replied “about fifteen feet from the curb.” Mind you, I live in a residential housing addition, not on a major street.

I told him I had never heard of the city taking or moving signs out of people’s yards. The guy rudely interrupts me and says he was just doing his job and that if he “sees it again he will do again.” After I complained to the planning commission, I woke up the next morning to find all of my previously taken signs stacked on my driveway. This makes me wonder if Foshee has got some of his union goons doing his bidding?”

Foshee’s campaign still must not be doing well if he is resorting to dirty tricks this early.

Tip Line: Reader Questions Foshee’s Campaign Strategy

June 15, 2007

A reader sent us their opinion of this story in The Oklahoman today. Once an ambulance chaser, always an ambulance chaser?

“A former city councilman, accompanied by a woman whose husband and son died in a crossover collision last month, called on the state Thursday to install median safety barriers on Interstate 44 in South Oklahoma City. But the work already is planned.

Jerry Foshee said the deaths on May 17 of Michael Tiderman, 38, a firefighter, and his son Justin, 11, were preventable if safety barriers had been in place when a car crossed the median and crashed into their vehicle on I-44 near SW 119.” Read more…

“HMM, Interesting, since if you read the story THEY ARE ALREADY PLANNED TO GO UP. So I guess his strategy is, find out when projects are started and almost finished, hold a press conference so he can claim credit. Never mind he never bothered to contact ODOT, but conisdering his “experience” on the OKC council, I would guess he knew they were coming. If you check out also ODOT’s five year plan online, they are slotted for installation in August or September of this year! What a blowhard Never mind he is using the death of a Firefighter for his political gain.”

The Oklahoma Politcal News Service always welcomes tips and commentary from our readers. Thanks!

Tip Line: Reader Questions Foshee’s Campaign Strategy

June 15, 2007

A reader sent us their opinion of this story in The Oklahoman today. Once an ambulance chaser, always an ambulance chaser?

“A former city councilman, accompanied by a woman whose husband and son died in a crossover collision last month, called on the state Thursday to install median safety barriers on Interstate 44 in South Oklahoma City. But the work already is planned.

Jerry Foshee said the deaths on May 17 of Michael Tiderman, 38, a firefighter, and his son Justin, 11, were preventable if safety barriers had been in place when a car crossed the median and crashed into their vehicle on I-44 near SW 119.” Read more…

“HMM, Interesting, since if you read the story THEY ARE ALREADY PLANNED TO GO UP. So I guess his strategy is, find out when projects are started and almost finished, hold a press conference so he can claim credit. Never mind he never bothered to contact ODOT, but conisdering his “experience” on the OKC council, I would guess he knew they were coming. If you check out also ODOT’s five year plan online, they are slotted for installation in August or September of this year! What a blowhard Never mind he is using the death of a Firefighter for his political gain.”

The Oklahoma Politcal News Service always welcomes tips and commentary from our readers. Thanks!

From the Tip Line: "Poor Poor Foshee"

May 25, 2007

Check out his site –

“There will be no way that I allow my family, my friends, and my character be attacked like they have in the past.”

[Are] we sure this is not Ron writing for Denise Bode – when has he been attacked?

Here is another clip –

“Prediction: My opponents and/or their supporters WILL go negative on me because they have no other choice. My record for this District stands on its own merit and they have no alternative. As a matter of record, they have already begun to go negative.”

NEGATIVE? Who has gone negative, this is such a joke and for him to look like a victim.

Always seems funny to me [that] those that don’t want things to get negative are those that have something to hide.

Foshee Campaign Stalled?

May 24, 2007

Senate District 45 candidate Jerry Foshee – “The Voice of the People” – is apparently having trouble getting his fledgling campaign out of neutral and to the people. Sources tell OKPNS that Foshee’s campaign is having early trouble raising money and booking speaking engagements for the candidate.

A rumored still low campaign treasury, coupled with employing over priced consultants, may indicate why Foshee’s campaign website hasn’t been updated in weeks and is currently terribly disfigured and disjointed. (Website corrected as of 4:30 CST.)

Sources also tell OKPNS that Foshee’s recent offer to buy dinner for the Frontier Country Women’s group – if he could speak to them for an hour – was politely turned down publicly. An anonymous state party official told us privately that they were not going to be a campaign tool for an “ambulance chaser’s campaign piece.” Another insider told us facetiously, “When did he [Foshee] become a Republican?

The Oklahoma Political News will continue to investigate.

Jerry Foshee: "Voice of the People"

May 1, 2007

District 45 Senate candidate Jerry Foshee calls himself the “voice of the people” on his campaign website. Foshee is expected to make his candidacy official later this month.

According to campaign reports, “the voice of the people” isn’t necessarily getting the financial support of the people. Foshee raised $5,250 in the first quarter – 5,000 of which came from the FOP PAC – a PAC his law firm represented while he was city councilman. Out of his 14k+ total raised last quarter, $9,000 was a loan to himself.

Foshee also says on his site that a “couple very well known political figures and activists will be taking roles in his campaign, individuals from Cleveland and Canadian Counties.” Campaign reports also show “political consultant” Ron black is being paid $3,500-$3,900 a month.