State Rep. Fred Morgan Announces Candidacy for U.S. Congress

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State Rep. Fred Morgan, R-Oklahoma City, formally announced his candidacy for the U.S. Congress on Wednesday, nearly three weeks after announcing he was filing the necessary paperwork to run for Oklahoma's 5th Congressional District seat.

As I've looked at running for Congress, I've been continually amazed and humbled by the number of people who have encouraged me to take this step, said Morgan. They realize how important it is, not just for Oklahoma, but for our nation as well, that we have the absolute best in Congress. While elections sometimes become popularity contests, we must not allow this to happen because the stakes at this time have never been higher.

Morgan joins Lt. Gov. Mary Fallin, Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner Denise Bode and Oklahoma Conservative Political Action Committee Chairman Charlie Meadows in the battle for the Republican nomination for the seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Ernest Istook, who is running for governor of Oklahoma.

Morgan said he was not daunted by the fact that he is friends with his opponents in the primary, or that Fallin and Bode have successfully waged statewide races. …

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