The Republican candidate has claimed an open U.S. House seat in eastern Oklahoman this evening beating out his Democratic opponent.
Markwayne Mullin, resident of Westville, was declared winner of Oklahoma's 2nd Congressional District race. With more then 55 percent of the votes, ABC News reported around 8:30 p.m. he beat out Rob Wallace, the Democratic candidate in the race.
Mullin was born in Tulsa and raised in Westville attending Stillwell High School, according to his website. Today, he is owner of Mullin Plumbing along with Mullin Farms, Mullin Properties and Mullin Services.
During his campaign, Mullin frequently spoke out against expanding the national debt and federal spending. Some of his stances include:
Limiting Foreign Aid
Ensuring Second Amendment Freedoms
Increased Energy Production in Oklahoma
Repealing President Barack Obama's Health Care Plan
Securing the border along the U.S.-Mexico Frontier
Mullin defeated six other Republican challengers during the 2012 primary. Back in October, KTUL.com reported that he had raised a total of $1.32 million since the beginning of his campaign.
Mullin's opponent, Wallace, is a resident of Fort Gibson and a federal prosecutor, according to his website. During his campaign, Wallace said he fit Oklahoma's conservative nature.
Mullin replaces incumbent Dan Boren, who announced his retirement last back in 2011.
Michael Fulks, resident of Heavener also ran in the race as an independent.