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9:55 am
Sun June 3, 2012

Tough Primary this month for John Sullivan

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Five-term Republican Congressman John Sullivan is facing opposition from his own party heading into the state's June 26 primary election.

Navy pilot Jim Bridenstine says Sullivan has been in office too long and has become part of the problem in Washington D.C. He also knocks Sullivan for missing nearly 700 votes during the 10 years he's been in office.

But Sullivan says he missed votes after the loss of one of his children and his 2009 stay at the Betty Ford Center in California to treat alcohol addiction.

If elected to a sixth term, Sullivan says his focus will be on cutting wasteful spending and streamlining government.

Democrat John Olson, who runs a human resources consulting business, and Independent Craig Allen, an airline pilot, are also on the ballot.