Cyndi Munson

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Sue Campbell and her husband David stand under a tree at a dog park along a busy highway near Lake Hefner. Their dog is here, too — a 3-year-old ball of furry energy named Louie.

“Louie is a miniature schnauzer and Staffordshire terrier mix,” Sue said.

This Week in Oklahoma Politics KOSU's Michael Cross talks with ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel and Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill about the win by Democrat Cyndi Munson over her Republican opponent, Labor Commissioner Mark Costello's widow petitions the Governor to let her serve the remainder of his term and Attorney General Scott Pruitt files a new brief in the Ten Commandments monument debate.

The trio also discusses the resignation of Randy Brogdon as chairman of the state Republican Party and Oklahoma's economy with the downturn in oil and gas prices.

Headlines for Wednesday, September 9, 2015:

  • State House Democrats manage to take a seat away from the Republican Party. (NewsOK)

  • The wife of murdered Labor Commissioner Mark Costello wants to fill his position. (KFOR)

  • Budget cuts could lead to consolidating law enforcement agencies. (AP)