Newcomer Markwayne Mullin defeats George Faught for GOP District 2 nomination

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Westville plumbing company owner Markwayne Mullin has defeated three-term State Rep. George Faught for the Republican nomination in Oklahoma's 2nd Congressional District.

The political newcomer raised $1 million and painted himself as a political outsider who can make a difference in Washington. The 35-year-old also loaned his campaign more than $255,000.

Faught raised half as much money and touted his experience at the Legislature. The 50-year-old owner of a carpet cleaning business didn't enter politics until he was in his 40s.

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Mullin had led Faught in a six-candidate primary in June. Democrats also picked their nominee Tuesday.

The 2nd District stretches in eastern Oklahoma from Kansas to Texas and is currently held by retiring Democratic U.S. Rep. Dan Boren.

Mullin has said he would serve only three terms if elected.

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