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Interview with Fred Harris

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Former Oklahoma U.S. Senator Fred Harris of Walters returned to Southwest Oklahoma tonight to speak to local Democrats.  Harris served in 1968, then ran for President in 1972 and 1976.  Now, he's on the campaign trail for President Obama.  Before tonight's speech, he told Seven News anchor David Bradley that he's optimistic about Obama's re-election.

"We've done a lot," he said, "but he's been blocked. If we can get him elected again, and I think we will, we can get some of these jobs programs he's pushing that have been blocked in the Congress and we can finally begin to get out of this mess."


Harris ran for President himself in 1972 and 1976, but failed to win the Democratic nomination.  His platform then, of a National Health Care plan, and tax breaks favoring the middle class, is very similar to Obama's.

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