Republican Markwayne Mullin wants to see a true balanced budget

The Republican owner of a successful plumbing business says he decided to run for the Oklahoma District 2 congressional seat being vacated by Dan Boren because he was tired of regulations on small business and political gridlock in Washington.

BY CHRIS CASTEEL Modified: October 13, 2012 at 9:54 pm •  Published: October 14, 2012
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WASHINGTON — Markwayne Mullin said he went to college for one reason — to wrestle.

After he got injured, he returned home to Adair County without finishing his degree and got married. Looking for work, he decided to take over a plumbing business his father had started.

It was a company of...

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