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The American supports Boren, Askins in upcoming election

The American of Vinita, Oklahoma

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Since being elected to Congress in 2004, Dan Boren has represented the Second Congressional District of Oklahoma as an independent voice in Washington. From day one, he has worked to uphold the values that eastern Oklahomans holds dear faith, hard-work and personal responsibility.

In Washington, Boren has been a strong advocate for eastern Oklahofna. He has built an impressive record of support forOklahoma's military service members, veterans, working families and small business owners. In Congress, he is a member of the Blue Dogs Caucus and works hard with his colleagues to curb government spending and move toward fiscal responsibility. He is also the co-chairman of the Sportsmen's Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives, leads the House Second Amendment Task Force and serves on the board of directors of the National Rifle Association.

Editorial:

Jari is our choice.

The time is now for Jari Askins for governor of Oklahoma.

She has exactly what we are looking for to lead Oklahoma through tough times and prepare for a better future.

We know Jari Askins, and we really like what we know.

She is the only candidate with solid and successful experience in all three branches of government.

She has been a judge, leading legislator, head of pardon and parole board and Oklahoma's lieutenant governor.

Jari is the type of person you immediately trust and find comfort in knowing she has Oklahoma's best interest at heart.

She has a well thought out plan to protect Oklahoma's children, improve education and create jobs to keep our graduates in Oklahoma. Most importantly, we Oklahomans have the distinct pleasure to have Jari at the helm, and it is an opportunity no Oklahoman should pass up.

We take pleasure in whole-heartedly endorsing Jari Askins as the next governor of Oklahoma.

Oklahoma's military installations, military families and veterans.

His position on the committee has provided $50.4 million for improvements to eastern Oklahoma's military installations. He also helped pass the single largest funding increase in the 77 year history of the Veterans Administration.

In addition to his work on military issues, Boren serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. This committee gives him the responsibility to oversee all activities and operations of the agencies within the U.S. Intelligence Community, including the Cent'ral Intel-. ligence Agency.

He is regularly briefed on the most pressing security threats to our nation and the Intelligence Community's plans to defeat them. Annual legislation written by the committee is vital to U.S. national security, and Boren's work is critical to that effort. Boren also sits on the Natural Resources Committee.

This committee is an influential panel presiding over Indian Affairs, National Parks and other federal lands, energy and mineral resources, water resources, fisheries and oceans.

Among many other positives, the assignment gives Oklahoma's Native Americans and the thousands of sportsmen across the state a seat at the table in Washington; Through this committee, Boren has passed legislation to provide the Boy Scouts of America more land for the Tom Hale Scout Camp.

He has also worked hard to uphold the rights of Oklahoma's sportsmen on everything from public land-use and access, to conservation.

In the Second District, Boren has worked tirelessly as an advocate for the needs of veterans, senior citizens and children. As eastern Oklaho-mans have needed assistance navigating the red-tape of the federal bureaucracy, Boren has provided a voice for their concerns and a bridge to the solutions that they deserve.

Since his. first election, Boren's office has worked on more than 6,000 cases on behalf of Oklahomans including veterans, senior citizens and their families.Once re-elected, Congressman Boren will continue his advocacy for the needs of rural communities, the rights of the individual and hopes of all citizens in the Second District.

Dan Boren wi11 not mortgage the future of our children. He and his wife Andrea have a 2-year-old daughter Janna Lou and have just welcomed home a new son Hunter.

The Second Congressional District needs Dan Boren.



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Original Publication Date: October 28, 2010



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