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First District Candidates Meet in Coweta (Oct 10, 2012)

COWETA, Okla. (AP) - The three candidates running for Oklahoma's 1st congressional seat have appeared together at a debate in Coweta sponsored by the Coweta Chamber of Commerce.

Republican Jim Bridenstine said during Wednesday's forum that voters have a choice between a conservative government that he supports or what he called liberal policies supported by Democrat John Olson.

Olson told the crowd of a few dozen at the Assembly of God Church there is a stark difference between himself and Bridenstine. Olson called himself a ``workhorse, not a show pony.''

The third candidate in the race, Independent Craig Allen, said he wouldn't be beholden to special interests if he's elected and said he will work to remove burdensome government regulations from small businesses.

The election is Nov. 6.

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