Debate set for GOP hopefuls in Okla. 2nd District

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) - The two Republicans vying for their party's nomination to represent the 2nd Congressional District will meet in a debate before next month's runoff election.

Markwayne Mullin and George Faught are scheduled to debate Monday night at Rogers State University in Claremore.

Faught is a three-term state representative from Muskogee while Mullin is a business owner from Westville. Mullin captured 42 percent of the vote in the six-man GOP primary in June, while Faught finished with 23 percent.

Wayne Herriman and Rob Wallace face off in the Democratic runoff on Aug. 28.

The debate is sponsored by RSU-TV, the Claremore Daily Progress, the Claremore Chamber of Commerce and the RSU Department of Communications. It will be broadcast on RSU-TV and will be streamed live at www.rsupublictv.org .

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