Oklahoma Democratic House nominee faces tough task

Ponca City Now - August 25, 2014 6:44 am

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – A policymaker with more than 30 years’ experience will face a 79-year-old perennial candidate in Tuesday’s Democratic primary runoff election for a U.S. Senate seat.

State Senator Connie Johnson and Midwest City resident Jim Rogers hope to replace Republican Tom Coburn, who is giving up the seat two years before the end of its term.

The runoff winner will have a daunting task campaigning against Republican U.S. Representative James Lankford, but state Democratic officials still believe their party has a chance to pull off an upset in November.

Both Democrats agree on several issues, especially economic positions that call for bolstering what they say is a shrinking middle class and keeping more jobs in the U.S. instead of sending work overseas.


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