BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) — Two candidates vying for the U.S. House of Representatives seat now held by U.S. Rep. John Sullivan will meet Tuesday for a debate.
The debate between Republican Jim Bridenstine and Democrat John Olson is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday in Bartlesville. Oklahoma Wesleyan University will host the event at its Lyon Chapel and Fine Arts Center.
Bridenstine defeated Sullivan, a five-term incumbent, in the June primary. Olson had no primary opponent. Independent Craig Allen is also on the ballot for the 1st District seat.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Documents show that companies owned by a congressional candidate critical of federal stimulus spending were on notice that work done for the Cherokee Nation was part of the government program — despite the candidate's claim that he had "not a clue" about the funding source.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Republican congressional candidate Markwayne Mullin remains in a Tulsa hospital in good condition with a torn esophagus.
Mullin's campaign manager Tim Ross said Tuesday that Mullin is feeling better but still is unable to eat and drink and is being fed intravenously.
Ross said Mullin was having dinner Saturday night with his wife in Muskogee when he began having trouble swallowing and breathing. He was taken to St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, where he is expected to remain until Friday.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and former First Lady Laura Bush are scheduled to attend a private fundraising reception in Oklahoma City.
The Oklahoman reports that Ann Romney and Bush are to be featured at Monday's event at the home of Judy and Tom Love. A private reception is scheduled for 5 p.m. and a general reception is set for 6 p.m.
The cost will range from $1,000 to $25,000 per person.