Oklahoma District 2 Congressional candidates Mullin, Wallace spar at RSU in lone debate

District 2 candidates Markwayne Mullin and Rob Wallace met Monday, the only time before one is elected to represent Oklahoma in Congress.

The men debated at Rogers State University in Claremore, giving undecided voters one last look before ballot collection.
 
The ballroom was packed mainly with Mullin supporters.
 
Some values were shared by both candidates -- namely the second amendment, the growth of small business and the repeal of the Affordable Healthcare Act, also known as "Obamacare."
 
But they also approached the stage with a gameplan.
 
The Republican candidate Mullin quickly targeted the federal government, calling them his No. 1 competition, and worked to alleviate concerns over his company's acceptance of federal stimulus money.
 
Mullin claimed the government takes "40 cents on every $1" from his company and said he will fork over $200,000 under the president's healthcare plan.
 
Wallace spent much of the night downplaying his affiliation with the Democratic Party to a conservative audience, mostly comprised of Mullin supporters.
 
"What you need to understand about me is that I'm an Eastern Oklahoma Democrat," Wallace said. "Which means I'm pro gun, pro life, pro death penalty. All of those positions I've held my entire life based on principle."
 
He also accused Mullin of flip-flopping.
 
Independent Michael Fulks will also be on the Oklahoma ballot.
 
For more on the candidates, state question and ballot information, visit KJRH.com/elections .
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