Support Thrown To Heir In Oklahoma Politics

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The credit union lobby has thrown its support in this week's primary for the state's second congressional district behind Democrat Dan Boren, heir to a local political dynasty.

CUNA made a maximum $5,000 campaign contribution to Boren, son of former Sen. David Boren and grandson of ex-Congressman Lyle Boren. Boren, currently a state legislator, is favored to win this week's three-way primary and to hold the seat now held by Democrat Brad Carson. CUNA is also backing Carson in his bid to succeed credit union critic Republican Don Nickles, who is retiring after four terms in the Senate.

There is also a three-way race in the Republican primary but Democrats are widely favored to retain the seat.

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