McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

Local News

November 7, 2012

Mullin carries Pittsburg County and the Second District

McALESTER — Markwayne Mullin headed toward victory in the District 2 Congressional race Tuesday night, garnering the most votes in Pittsburg County and in the rest of the 26-county district, according to unofficial election results.

Mullin, the Republican candidate from Westville and the owner of a plumbing company, came out ahead of  Democratic candidate and longtime prosecutor Rob Wallace as well as Independent candidate Michael Fulks to win the District 2 race, based on the unofficial election tallies.

With 521 of the 530 precincts in the 26 counties reporting Tuesday night, Mullin garnered a total of 140,461 ballots, for 57.4 percent of the vote.

Wallace, of Fort Gibson, had 93,667 ballots, or 38.3 percent of the votes, according to the district-wide results in the 521 precincts.

Fulks, of Heavener, received 10,536 ballots, or 4.3 percent of the vote.

In Pittsburg County, Mullin had 8,285 votes, or 53.41 percent of the ballots, compared to 6,498 votes, or 41.89 percent for Wallace. Fulks had 729 votes, for 4.70 percent of the ballots.

The District 2 office represents 26 counties in eastern Oklahoma, stretching from the Texas to the  Kansas borders to the south and north, and to the Arkansas border to the east.

Current District 2 U.S. Rep. Dan Boren, a Muskogee Democrat, didn’t seek re-election this year, throwing the race wide open.

Wallace, a former district attorney for LeFlore and Latimer counties and a former assistant U.S. attorney had made one of the main points of his campaign his professed stand against selling Oklahoma water to Texas.

Mullin had hammered on his (Mullin’s) opposition to President Barack Obama and said he would help repeal Obamacare if elected.

Wallace maintained trying to repeal Obamacare was a moot point, since similar measures had already passed in the House, but failed in the Senate.

Mullin said in an earlier interview with the News-Capital that he’s a conservative businessman who can relate to those who operate businesses and companies and who must meet payrolls, because he’s been doing it himself for years.

For more on this story, see the print or electronic editions of the

McAlester News-Capital. <a


Click here for print edition home delivery</a> or <a

href=""> click

here to see the Smart Edition</a> for your computer, tablet, e-reader or


Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News
  • 07 30 SOUTH AVE 1.jpg 'Road Closed' means just that

    No road.
    No kidding.
    For months, signs placed along South Avenue and Country Club Road read “Road Closed Ahead” — although the roads were still open.

    Now though, the “Road Closed Ahead” signs on South Avenue, along with those on Country Club Road and Peaceable Road, mean exactly what they say.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Square logo.jpg City extends 17th Street construction deadline to mid-September

    A Stillwater company working on the Seventeenth Street Capital Improvement Project for the city of McAlester now has until mid-September to complete the job.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Devin Mitchell McAlester man facing rape charges has hearing date set

    A preliminary hearing date has been set for a man who is facing charges of rape in the first degree (victim under age 14) and sodomy, victim under the age of 16.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • comish County to decide on liquor sales

    They’re ready to give the voters a shot.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • comish Election set to decide Sunday sales of liquor by the drink

    They’re ready to give the voters a shot.
    Pittsburg County commissioners have called a Nov. 4 Special Election date for voters to decide if they want to approve the sale of liquor by the drink on Sundays.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Randy Green Judge rules in Green case

    A Pittsburg County judge has ruled the city of McAlester acted improperly in amending former City Manager Randy Green’s retirement plan to eliminate an “additional benefit” of $1,764.49.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Road closed ROAD CLOSED

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • mhrc Okla. State student observing at MRHC

    An Oklahoma State University student is observing at McAlester Regional Health Center as part of the rural medicine track offered at the university.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • CHRIS-MORRIS-2.jpg Detective's Dispatch

    The McAlester Police Department responds to domestic violence calls on a daily basis. Many times when our officers arrive, we get very little cooperation.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • lungdoctor.png Hospital hires lung specialist

    McAlester has a new lung doctor, the first since 2008.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

Seasonal Content
AP Video
Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle At Least 20 Chikungunya Cases in New Jersey Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo NCAA Settles Head-injury Suit, Will Change Rules Raw: Japanese Soldiers Storm Beach in Exercises Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA
NDN Video
Heartwarming 'Batkid Begins' Documentary is Tear-Jerker Orlando Bloom 'Takes a Swing' at Justin Bieber In Ibiza Pitch Invading Morons Cause Chaos - @TheBuzzeronFOX Sadie Doesn't Want Her Brother to Grow Up "Maxim" Hotness! See Jessica Alba's Sizzling Spread Two women barely avoid being hit by train Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber Reportedly Came To Blows In Ibiza Meet the Man Behind Dumb Starbucks Chris Pratt Adorably Surprises Kids at a 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Screening NOW TRENDING: Peyton Manning dancing at practice "The Bachelorette" Makes Her Decision Thieves pick the wrong gas station to rob Golden Sisters on '50 Shades' trailer: 'Look At That Chest!' Staten Island Man's Emotional Dunk Over NYPD Car - @TheBuzzeronFOX GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sneak Peek Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show'

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.