September 17, 2012

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

Phone: 405-921-3811




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