Oklahoma 2nd District Candidates Make Final Pitch

Aug 27, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Four men running for the state's only open congressional seat are making their final pitches to voters across eastern Oklahoma's sprawling 2nd District, encouraging voters to head to the polls for what is typically a low-turnout affair.

Two Republicans and two Democrats both square off in separate primary runoffs Tuesday in the race to replace the only Democrat in Oklahoma's congressional delegation, retiring U.S. Rep. Dan Boren, who decided not to seek a fifth term in office.

On the Republican side, plumbing company owner Markwayne Mullin of Westville faces three-term state Rep. George Faught of Muskogee, the owner of a carpet cleaning business.

Democrats will choose between longtime state and federal prosecutor Rob Wallace of Fort Gibson and Muskogee seed company owner Wayne Herriman.

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