2nd District House Candidates Debate in Claremore

Oct 30, 2012

Markwayne Mullin and Rob Wallace
Credit Campaign photos

CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — The Democratic and Republican candidates seeking the 2nd Congressional District seat have met in their only debate of the political campaign and seemingly agreed on a range of issues.

Democrat Rob Wallace and Republican Markwayne Mullin met in a televised debate Monday night at Rogers State University in Claremore. The two agreed that Iran's ability to obtain a nuclear weapon should be limited and that Social Security and Medicare should be protected.

Wallace, Mullin and Independent candidate Michael Fulks are on the Nov. 6 general election ballot as they compete to replace Democratic U.S. Rep. Dan Boren. Fulks was not invited to participate in the debate.

Boren — the only Democrat in Oklahoma's delegation — did not seek re-election.