Carson makes pitch for county votes
Rep. Brad Carson wasted no time to go on the attack during his meet with the voters Wednesday afternoon.
Carson, who is running for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by the retirement of Don Nickles, is opposed by Muskogee doctor and former U.S. Rep. Tom Coburn. Carson immediately attacked Coburn's record as the Representative of the Second Congressional District, (The seat Carson now holds.) Carson has charged Coburn had refused federal highway money due the district. Carson also quoted a Wall Street Journal article in which Coburn had allegedly referred to himself as becoming physically ill for having voted in favor of agriculture funding.
Carson hit again and again on the point that the senator representing Northwest Oklahoma and the state, would need to cooperate with Sen. Jim Inhofe and Rep. Tom Lucas and that he, (Carson), and not Coburn is that man.
Carson then pointed out that Oklahoma needed experience in the office, and admitted that both he and Coburn fit the bill. He then made an oblique reference that Coburn has begun his race with a promise of only running for two terms, (12 years) as he did as representative, (three terms, six years), thereby leaving the state with a senator without tenure in twelve years.
Quizzed on his possible solutions to illegal immigration and a health care plan, Carson, skirted the issues about problems that seem to have as of yet, no concrete solutions.
Boise City News, P.O. Box 278