Candidate filing slows to a crawl at Oklahoma Capitol

Ponca City Now - April 15, 2016 8:24 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Each of Oklahoma’s five Republican U.S. House members will have opponents in the fall, as political hopefuls filed for office against each of the state’s incumbent congressmen.

The number of political candidates seeking state and federal office in the state slowed Thursday, the second day of a three-day filing period.

U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine faces at least two Republicans and an independent while Rep. Frank Lucas will face a GOP challenger. Rep. Tom Cole will face a Libertarian and Reps. Steve Russell and Markwayne Mullin have Democratic opponents.

Also on the November ballot is a full six-year term in the U.S. Senate, all 101 state House seats and 25 seats in the 48-member Senate. The only statewide office on the ballot is a six-year term on the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.


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