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Government

April 19, 2014

Congressman Cole reflects on recovery

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NORMAN —

“I’m not for raising it (minimum wage) at the federal level,” he said.

Because this is an election year, postal reform may not make it to the table despite that some members of Congress are hopeful. Cole said the U.S. Postal Service has many challenges ahead and reform will be necessary.

“The market is changing,” he said.

As he enters another campaign cycle, Cole said he supports the two year re-election of U.S. Representatives. He’s often out in the district anyway.

“You learn a lot when you talk to your constituents,” he said.

Campaign season shouldn’t mean a change in the legislative agenda.

“I think it’s a big mistake to time legislative achievement,” he said. “You’re usually better off to do the things that you believe are the right things to do.”

Cole has four challengers in the upcoming race: Democrats Tae Si, 27, of Norman and Bert Smith, 66, of Moore;  Republican  Anna Flatt, 46, of Ardmore and Independent Dennis B. Johnson, 74, of Moore.

Joy Hampton

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