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Bill to ban campaign lying hits snag in the state Senate

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A bill to penalize political candidates for lying about legislators' voting records stalls Tuesday in the Oklahoma Senate.

Henryetta state Senator Frank Shurden's Truth in Campaigning Act proposes fines ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 when political advertisements indicate an incumbent legislator voted differently than what is recorded in House and Senate journals.

The measure got 22 votes in favor and 21 against, but 25 votes are needed to pass a bill in the 48-member Senate.

Oklahoma City state Senator Glenn Coffee says the bill raises freedom-of-speech issues.

Shurden says voting records are factual and no one should lie about them. He kept his bill alive on a procedural motion.
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