The Norman Transcript

September 29, 2012

Wallace, Mullin camps trade barbs in 2nd Congressional District race

The Associated Press
The Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY — The top two candidates running for the open 2nd Congressional District seat in eastern Oklahoma both are coming under fire over their business experience in the private sector.

Democrat Rob Wallace on Friday criticized his Republican opponent Markwayne Mullin for not using the federal E-Verify system to check the immigration status of the workers at his company, Mullin Plumbing. But Wallace himself was forced to fend off scrutiny over several failed business ventures he was involved with after the Oklahoma Republican Party released an ad critical of his business experience.

Wallace and Mullin are battling for Oklahoma’s sprawling 2nd Congressional District that stretches from the Kansas border in the north to the Red River border with Texas. The seat is currently held by Democratic U.S. Rep. Dan Boren.

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