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Democrats Learn About Candidates

January 11, 2008

By D. E. Smoot
Phoenix Staff Writer

House Republicans clamoring for a streamlined and more efficient government were chided Thursday before a crowd of more than 50 Muskogee County Democrats.

The party faithful gathered during a regular business meeting at the Muskogee Public Library to hear pitches from state representatives of the Democratic presidential hopefuls. Those pitches, however, temporarily took a back seat to comments about what is expected to be a “contentious legislative session.”

Rep. Jerry McPeak, D-Warner, who attended the meeting to speak on behalf of presidential hopeful John Edwards, scoffed at House Speaker Lance Cargill’s recent claims of fiscal responsibility and government efficiency.

“He’s so cotton-picking efficient he’s had to double his staff and increase the amount of money it takes to run the House,” McPeak said about Cargill to an enthusiastic and receptive audience. “They (House Republicans) spent $1.6 million on new furniture I didn’t want — I would have rather given that money to the children and the schools.”

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