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2 more Democrats to seek Oklahoma's 5th District seat

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(Source Tom Guild for Congress) (Source Tom Guild for Congress)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Two more Democrats are jumping into the race for Oklahoma's 5th Congressional District that includes most of Oklahoma City.

Kendra Horn, the director of a nonprofit agency, and retired state worker Eddie Ray Porter both said this week that they plan to seek the seat currently held by two-term Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Russell.

The 41-year-old Horn is the executive director of Women Lead Oklahoma, a nonprofit that seeks to engage more women in the civic process. She also served as a press secretary for former U.S. Rep. Brad Carson.

Porter, 66, is a retired state worker with the Office of Juvenile Affairs.

Another Democrat seeking the post is perennial candidate Tom Guild, a retired university professor who ran unsuccessfully for the seat in 2012, 2014 and 2016.

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