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OK – Cole, Tom

 

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R+20 50.3 -39.7 Click for contact information

Tom Cole, now in his 8th term, came to Congress in 2003 as a conservative representing Oklahoma’s 4th district.  But in recent years, he has served in numerous leadership positions; the steering committee, NRCC chairman, and deputy whip; these positions have oriented him towards the views of the establishment on cutting spending and the size of government.   With a disappointing 55% Heritage Action rating, Cole has established himself as a reliable vote for pork and for propping up failing government agencies.  He sits on three of the House’s most pivotal committees: Appropriations, Budget and Rules.  The dynamic 4th can do better.