Thompson Defeats Edmonds In District Two Runoff; Will Face Dan Boren


Tuesday, August 24th 2010, 10:34 pm
By: News On 6


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UNDATED -- Republicans in Eastern Oklahoma picked their candidate for Congress Tuesday.

In the U.S. House 2nd District, Charles Thompson defeated Daniel Edmonds for the GOP nomination, cruising to a victory Tuesday night by a two-to-one margin

Thompson had also led in balloting July 27, but did not have enough votes to avoid a runoff in the six-way primary.

Thompson stressed his 25 years in the military and the experience he earned starting his veterinary business from scratch, saying those accomplishments made him the more-seasoned candidate.

Thompson will face current Democratic U.S. Rep. Dan Boren in the November 2 general election. Boren is seeking a fourth term in the 2nd District, which stretches from far northeast Oklahoma to the Red River border with Texas.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report