House Speaker T.W. Shannon is hosting public meetings this week with Republican members of the House and their constituents.
The Lawton Republican plans to meet at coffee shops Tuesday in Oklahoma City and Norman to discuss some of the highlights of the last legislative session and the upcoming special session that is set to begin on Sept. 3 for changes to the state's civil justice system.
Shannon will be at the Kamp's 1910 Cafe at 10 a.m. Thursday in Oklahoma City, followed by a 2 p.m. stop at La Baguette in west Norman.
After a Republican steamroll in Oklahoma in 2010 flipped every statewide elected office to the GOP, very few strong Democratic candidates are emerging to take on entrenched GOP incumbents like Gov. Mary Fallin and others.
With the 2014 elections a little more than one year away and a key campaign finance filing deadline at midnight on Wednesday, most of those on the OklahomaDemocrats' already thin political bench appear to be taking a pass on 2014.