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9:54 am
Sun June 24, 2012

2 Republicans Vie for Tulsa's Congressional Seat

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — After several weeks of heated campaigning, the two Republicans vying to represent Oklahoma's 1st congressional district are making a last-minute push to convince voters each is the most conservative choice for the job.

Five-term incumbent U.S. Rep. John Sullivan says he's voted 34 times to cut trillions of dollars in spending, fought to preserve thousands of energy industry jobs in Oklahoma and helped his state crack down on illegal immigration.

His opponent, Navy pilot Jim Bridenstine, says his opponent has overstayed his welcome in Washington D.C. and has become out of touch with working-class Oklahomans.

The political newcomer says he'll work to cut the country's debt if voters put him in office.

The primary election is this Tuesday.