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March 5, 2014

Rep. Mullin ranked high among conservatives

CLAREMORE — Second Congressional District Representative Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) has received a high ranking from the 2013 American Conservative Union Ratings of Congress.

“I was pleased to make the ACU’s Conservatives list because those are the kinds of principles –freedom, limited government and conservative values – that are important to Oklahoma’s Second District. There are many groups out there that rank members, and the ACU is among the most respected. I have been privileged to be the voice of our district on the important issues facing our country,” Mullin said.

The ACU, a grassroots conservative organization, bases its ranking of congress using issues that “serve as a clear litmus test separating those representatives who defend liberty and liberal members who have turned their backs on our founding principles – constitutionally limited government, individual liberty, free markets, a strong national defense and traditional values,” according to its website, Those named to the House ACU Conservatives scored 80 percent or higher in the group’s rating system, according to the recently released report.

“There is a lot of talk and showmanship in Washington, D.C.,” Mullin said. “The ACU rankings peel away the talk and hot air and show which Members of Congress actually cast the votes in favor of the true conservative principles.”

Other Oklahomans named to the House ACU Conservatives list include U.S. Representatives Jim Bridenstine, and James Lankford. U.S. Senator Tom Coburn was named a Defender of Liberty and U.S. Senator James Inhofe was named a Senate ACU Conservative.

Mullin was first elected in November 2012. A private sector business owner, Mullin said he first ran for office because he got “fed up” with government being his company’s biggest competitor. Mullin has been a vocal leader in the House of Representatives for reining in overreaching federal regulations and mandates.

Mullin has cast numerous votes defending conservative ideals, including: repealing Obamacare, not raising the debt ceiling, controlling spending, protecting Second Amendment rights and protecting the most vulnerable in our society – the unborn.

Mullin has been married to his high school sweetheart, Christie, for 16 years. They have five children that they raise on the same ranch in Westville, Oklahoma where Mullin grew up.


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