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25 Sep
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Rob Wallace Challenges Mullin to Debate

For Immediate Release:

September 25, 2012

Contact: Kyle Gott
Phone: 918-913-9209

Rob Wallace Challenges Mullin to Debate

Mullin Has Turned Down Many Opportunities for Debate

 

Muskogee, OK – Today Rob Wallace, a candidate for Congress, challenged Markwayne Mullin to debate the issues important to the voters of the 2nd District.  Mullin skipped the Sallisaw Forum last evening, and he has refused to participate in both the McAlester News-Capital and the AARP debates.  The AARP debate would have been an opportunity for Mullin and Wallace to answer questions live side-by-side.  The NBC affiliate in Tulsa was willing to air the debate live during prime time if both candidates agreed to participate, but Mullin will not accept the invitation.

Rob Wallace has accepted invitations to all the previously mentioned debates and looks forward to debating the issues in front of the voters.  Mullin has only accepted one invitation and limited the debate from 1 hour to 30 minutes.

Rob Wallace commented on his opponent’s refusal, “It is unfortunate we cannot debate the issues at length, directly in front of the voters.  I hope Markwayne changes his mind so I will issue him a challenge – debate me in a series of one hour debates.  We should have one in Muskogee, Poteau, Idabel, and Durant in addition to the ones already offered in McAlester and Claremore.”

Wallace continued, “Please do not disappoint the voters of the 2nd District by not accepting my challenge. Open debate on the issues is what makes democracy work. Voters deserve to hear where we both stand.”

Rob Wallace for Congress Campaign Manager, Kyle Gott said, “A debate is needed to show where the clear differences lie between Markwayne Mullin and Rob Wallace.  If Mullin wants to be a Congressman, then he should show he is prepared to serve as a Congressman.  He needs to show the voters he can handle the tough challenges our country faces.  An intelligent discussion on the issues is the best way to do it.  We look forward to hearing their response.”

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24 Sep
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A must-win race…

We want to highlight our candidates before November 6th. Our first spotlight will be on our lone Democratic congressional seat in the 2nd District, which is a must-win race for us in November. Real Clear Politics announced that this race is one of only 23 races in the country labeled as a toss-up.

I would like to introduce you to our nominee for Congress in the 2nd District, Rob Wallace. He is a former State and Federal Prosecutor that is running to give the middle class a strong voice in Congress.

As a family man Rob lived in Poteau for 16 years and served as the District Attorney for LeFlore and Latimer counties before moving to the US Attorney’s office in Muskogee. He has been a fixture in the Party for almost 30 years now, and I know he will make a great Congressman.

Please help keep the 2nd District in the hands of a Democrat by making a $10 contribution to Rob’s campaign today.

Rob’s opponent is so rich the he is self funding his campaign with profits from the President’s Federal Stimulus, unlike Rob who has dedicated his career to serving people. Hypocritically, Markwayne Mullin called the Federal stimulus a “waste of taxpayer’s money” and yet records revealed that his company profited at least $370,000. If he cannot tell the truth about where his money comes from, how can we trust him to represent the middle class?

Rob has been running a strong campaign and in the primary election he received more votes than all six Republicans combined. However, campaigns are expensive and it costs a lot of money to pay for staff and to run ads on television. Rob needs your help.

Make a $10 donation today to Rob’s campaign and make a strong statement that the 2nd District will remain in Democratic hands.

Together we will hold this seat.

Democratically,

Wallace Signature

Wallace Collins, Chair

24 Sep
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Tom Guild, Democratic Nominee for Congress in the Fifth Congressional District of Oklahoma, Highlights the Lackadaisical Attitude of Congress During This Session

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 24, 2012

Contact: Tom Guild, Democratic Nominee for Congress in Oklahoma’s Fifth District

Phone: 405-921-3811

E-mail: tomguild@sbcglobal.net

Web: www.guildforcongress.com

 

Tom Guild, Democratic Nominee for Congress in the Fifth Congressional District of Oklahoma, Highlights the Lackadaisical Attitude of Congress During This Session.

 

Edmond, Oklahoma– Tom Guild, Democratic Nominee for Congress in the Fifth Congressional District of Oklahoma, calls attention to the lackadaisical attitude of Congress during this session.

“Fiscal cliff?  Don’t worry!  Be happy!  The incumbent congressman and his U.S. House buddies took five weeks off in August and early September, worked only a few days in September and now plan to go on another 5-6 week vacation to campaign full-time at taxpayer expense!  I guess they must have solved all of the problems and done all of their work, except not passing any of the 12 appropriations bills by the October 1 deadline, not dealing with the sequester or automatic cuts in defense and social spending, and not dealing with extending tax cuts for the middle class. It’s a nice gig for $174,000 if you can line it up,” states Guild.

“The work ethic of this Congress has led to this Congress receiving the three worst favorable poll ratings in the history of the country.  The polls showed this Congress with an 11% approval rating in December 2011 and a 10% approval rating in both February and August of 2012.  Their lackluster work ethic, ineffectiveness, inability to solve the nation’s problems, and mindless partisanship has left the current Congress as perhaps the least popular institution in the United States,” added Guild.

“The incumbent in this district, James Lankford, has called for the privatization of Social Security, voted to end traditional Medicare and replace it with a voucher, and has such a radical position on women’s health issues that he opposes exceptions for rape and incest in his call for a constitutional amendment banning abortion and in his co-sponsorship of the Life Begins at Conception Act in Congress,” continued Guild.

“In conclusion, I join Senator Al McAffrey in urging fifth district voters to Fire Congress!  Fire Lankford!  Vote Like Your Life and Health Depend On It–Because They Do!”

Guild is currently running for the congressional seat in the Fifth District of Oklahoma. For more information about Tom and his campaign, visit www.guildforcongress.com

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18 Sep
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Press Release: Will They Defend Mitt?

For Immediate Release
September 18, 2012
Contact: Trav Robertson
405.427.3366

Will They Defend Mitt?
Pinnell, Bridenstine, and Mullin Agree with Romney’s Statements?

 

Oklahoma City – Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has now stated that he does not care about 47 percent of Americans.

Do Oklahoma Republican Party Chairman Matt Pinnell and congressional candidates Markwayne Mullin & Jim Bridenstine agree that 47 percent of the national population does not matter? Do they believe that that middle class starts with those making $250,000 a year?

“The Republican Party is out of touch with the middle class in Oklahoma. They claim to be the party of family values, but have a disclaimer that your family must make at least $250 thousand a year,” said Oklahoma Democratic Party Chairman Wallace Collins.

Does Markwayne Mullin a Republican who takes $370,000 from the Federal government stimulus believe like Romney that the middle class starts with families that make $250,000 per year?

Does Jim Bridenstine, Republican candidate in Congressional District 1, support a 30 percent tax increase on the middle class, or does he only want to tax the 47 percent that do not matter to him?

Matt Pinnell, the leader of the Republican Party in Oklahoma needs to explain Mitt’s comments to Oklahomans.

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17 Sep
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Senator Al McAffrey Endorses Tom Guild for 5th Congressional District

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 17, 2012

Contact: Tom Guild, Democratic Nominee for Congress in Oklahoma’s Fifth District

Phone: 405-921-3811

E-mail: tomguild@sbcglobal.net

Web: www.guildforcongress.com

 

Tom Guild, Democratic Nominee for Congress in the Fifth Congressional District of Oklahoma Endorsed by Senator Al McAffrey.

          Edmond, Oklahoma– Tom Guild, Democratic Nominee for Congress in the Fifth Congressional District of Oklahoma, has been endorsed by Senator Al McAffrey.

In a letter Senator Al McAffrey sent to his constituents, Senator McAffrey wrote, “As a Washington insider, James Lankford has supported policies that leave thousands of Oklahomans out in the cold. Congressman Lankford has proudly voted to obliterate Medicare as we know it. He’s advocated for privatizing Social Security. He doesn’t believe groups airing political ads should disclose their donors. He was against repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. And he supports massive tax cuts for multi-millionaires and Big Oil companies while asking Oklahoma seniors and middle class families to pay more.”

McAffrey continued, “James Lankford has stood hand-in-hand with Paul Ryan to pass a budget that would increase out-of-pocket health care costs for seniors by more than $6,000 in 2022. Their plan would repeal the Affordable Health Care Act, preventing an estimated 34 million uninsured Americans to get the health insurance they need. It would force over 7 million seniors to pay more for cancer screenings and prevention programs, while requiring senior cancer patients to pay millions more for lifesaving cancer drugs immediately. And at a time when going to college is becoming more and more difficult, James Lankford voted to slash college Pell grants by nearly 60% next year alone, reducing the maximum award amount from $5,550 to about $2,100.”

We need to fire Congressman Lankford. And we need to hire Tom Guild. Tom is progressive leader that will fight day in and day out to protect Social Security, preserve Medicare, strengthen public education, expand job creation and ensure that our government is working for the people of Oklahoma. James Lankford is wrong for Oklahoma and he needs to be fired. Thankfully, we will have that opportunity in November by voting for Tom Guild,” concluded McAffrey.

Guild responded, “We appreciate the strong endorsement of our campaign by Senator Al McAffrey! He urges fifth district voters to fire Lankford and hire me to represent us in Congress. Al joins the Brennan Society, Change Oklahoma, the Oklahoma AFL-CIO, the AFGE, the Oklahoman Coalition for Reproductive Justice, the American Federation of Teachers and thousands of middle class Oklahomans in supporting our campaign! Thanks Al!”

Guild is currently running for the congressional seat in the Fifth District of Oklahoma. For more information about Tom and his campaign, visit www.guildforcongress.com

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