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Candidates for 5th District seat express frustration with federal government

5th District congressional candidates discuss issues during forum at Oklahoma Christian University

BY MICHAEL MCNUTT Modified: July 9, 2010 at 12:29 pm •  Published: July 9, 2010
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photo - Eleven candidates seeking the U.S. Congress 5th District seat in this fall's election participated in a Congressional candidate forum on the campus of Oklahoma Christian University Thursday, July 8, 2010. The event was sponsored by the Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce and Conoco Phillips. From left are, Billy Coyle, Rick Flanigan, Shane Jett, James Lankford, Mike Thompson, Moderator ???, Dave White, Johnny Roy, Harry Johnson, Tom Guild, Clark Duffe and Kevin  Calvey. Staff Photo , The  Oklahoman
Eleven candidates seeking the U.S. Congress 5th District seat in this fall's election participated in a Congressional candidate forum on the campus of Oklahoma Christian University Thursday, July 8, 2010. The event was sponsored by the Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce and Conoco Phillips. From left are, Billy Coyle, Rick Flanigan, Shane Jett, James Lankford, Mike Thompson, Moderator ???, Dave White, Johnny Roy, Harry Johnson, Tom Guild, Clark Duffe and Kevin Calvey. Staff Photo , The Oklahoman
The setting for Thursday's forum for the 5th Congressional District candidates resembled a painting of the Last Supper after Judas Iscariot split.

Twelve men — 11 candidates with a moderator in the middle — sat behind a long table with a white tablecloth looking out at a crowd of about 125 who attended the event at Oklahoma Christian University.

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