For Immediate Release

March 27th, 2013

Contact: John Tidwell,

Washington Post Recognizes The Okie Among Best State-based Political Blogs

Tulsa, OK — The Okie, a state-based political news blog covering Oklahoma politics and government was recently recognized by the Washington Post “The Fix” blog as Oklahoma’s best political news blog. The Okie is “run by people who know politics. We know it, we love it, and we strive to get more good people involved in the process.”

“It’s an honor to be recognized by the Washington Post for our political coverage” said John Tidwell, Editor of The Okie. “The response to The Okie has been tremendous, greater than we could imagine. We have received great feedback and are consistently read by our target audience — our state’s opinion makers and those who make Oklahoma a great state.”

“As election season draws closer, we plan to cover the campaign trail across Oklahoma in some very unique ways. It’s clear that people are more in tune to what happens in the State House and it’s impact on their own lives, and The Okie helps them understand that in a new way. We want to engage our readers in a different way, featuring original content, using the best technologies and social media available.”

Since it’s launch on February 4, 2013, The Okie has had nearly 13,000 page views. The Washington Post recognized two Oklahoma blogs, The Okie a political news blog and Okie Funk, a liberal information and ideas blog which aims to “fight the tyranny of right-wing oppression in Oklahoma.” The Okie was the only Oklahoma news blog to be recognized.

The Okie can be found online at and on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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