Oklahoma's 2nd District Race Draws Focus on Tuesday

Aug 26, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Voters in eastern Oklahoma's sprawling 2nd District will cast ballots in two top political races Tuesday — both to determine the nominees in the battle to succeed the only Democrat in the state's congressional delegation.

Republicans want to stamp out the last bit of blue on Oklahoma's congressional map, while Democrats are looking to hold on to the seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Dan Boren,

Boren announced last summer he wouldn't seek another term.

For GOP voters, three-term state Representative George Faught of Muskogee faces political neophyte and plumbing company owner Markwayne Mullin of Westville. On the Democratic side, Muskogee seed seller Wayne Herriman squares off against Rob Wallace, a longtime prosecutor.

The winners will be on the ballot in November with independent Michael Fulks of Heavener.