Faught, Mullin Spar Over Health Care Attack Ad

Jul 10, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two Republican candidates seeking an open congressional seat in eastern Oklahoma are targeting each other in a dispute over whether one of them should be held accountable for remarks made about health care issues at a candidate forum last year.

A television advertisement by state Rep. George Faught's campaign includes a clip of businessman Markwayne Mullin saying he supported a "single-payer, single-pay system" when it comes to medical care.

Faught's ad suggests Mullin backs changes in the nation's health care system backed by President Obama. Mullin said he misused the term "single-payer" and intended to express his opinion that everyone should have their own stake in their care.

Both say they oppose health care plans derided by Republicans as "Obamacare."

The ad is airing district-wide on the Fox News Channel.