John Olson, 34, an Army Reservist for the past 15 years filed for U.S. House District 1., so far he is the only Democrat challenger to U.S. Rep. John Sullivan.
Olson said he became interested in politics during the debt ceiling fiasco in Congress when his units training was canceled, pay was delayed and those waiting for deployment were put under additional stress.
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Oklahoma Rep. George Faught, R-Muskogee, filed late Wednesday afternoon for U.S. House of Representatives District 2.
Faught is the fifth Republican and seventh candidate to file for the seat in eastern Oklahoma that is being left vacant by U.S. Rep. Dan Boren who is not seeking re-election.
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After having 160 candidates file before lunch, the pace of filing has slowed considerably on the first day.
On average 69 percent of candidates who are going to file for political office file on the first day, said Paul Ziriax, Election Board Secretary.
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Four incumbents for the U.S. House of Representatives have filed for reelection on the first day of candidate filing Wednesday.
Rep. Frank Lucas was first elected to House District 3 in 1994.
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Three candidates have filed for two seats on the Corporation Commission so far Wednesday. Candidates have until 5 p.m. Friday to get their names on the ballot for the state-wide offices.
Patrice Douglass, the former Mayor of Edmond, has filed for office and doesn’t have a challenger yet. She was appointed to the seat after Commissioner Jeff Cloud resigned to take a job in the private sector.
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Gary Caissie, 51, of Norman, is challenging U.S. Rep. Tom Cole for the District 4 seat.
“Tom Cole is not representing the conservative Republican Party,” Caissie said.
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Three Republicans and a Democrat have now entered the race for the U.S. House of Representatives District 2 Office which is being left vacant by Rep. Dan Boren, a Democrat, who announced he would not seek reelection.
Markwayne Mullin, 34, of Westville, filed Wednesday afternoon entering what is shaping up to be a three-way Republican primary for the office.
Mullin, owner of Mullin Plumbing, said he wants to change the culture in Congress and stop the over regulation of business.
“I think a lot of people are fed up, the same way I am, and we can’t afford to have politics as usual,” Mullin said, a self-described political outsider.…
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U.S. Rep. James Lankford filed for his second term in office Wednesday after having served one term in Congress. Lankford said as a member of the budget, transportation and oversight committees he has been able to have a widespread impact on government.
So far only one opponent has challenged Lankford for the District 5. Tom Guild, a Democrat from Edmond, filed this morning and was critical of Lankford’s Social Security plan.
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Five seats are open in November for the U.S. House of Representatives and both incumbents and challengers began filing Wednesday for the offices.
U.S. Rep. Tom Cole of Moore was the first congressman to file Wednesday. Cole, 62, was first elected to House District 4 in 2002.
House District 2 is expected to be the largest political battle this season with Rep. Dan Boren announcing last year he would not seek reelection.
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State Senate District 43 was moved from southern Oklahoma County and northern Cleveland County to now covering all or parts of McClain, Garvin, Stephens and Grady counties.
Three Republican candidates filed early Wednesday for the new seat. Current Sen. Greg Childers would have had to move prior to October to run for reelection.
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