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5th District Race The One To Watch

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All five of Oklahoma's seats in the U.S. House are on the ballot in 2014, but it's the open 5th District seat in Oklahoma City drawing the most attention.

Two-term Republican U.S. Rep. James Lankford is stepping down to run for U.S. Senate, leaving open his seat that includes most of Oklahoma City.

Democrat Tom Guild, a 59-year-old retired college professor, was the first candidate to file for Lankford's seat on Wednesday, the first of a three-day filing period. Sixty-five-year-old state Sen. Al McAffrey of Oklahoma City also filed.

Republicans who filed for the post Wednesday are 50-year-old former state Sen. Steve Russell and 37-year-old minister Harvey Sparks, both of Oklahoma City, and 27-year-old state Rep. Mike Turner and 43-year-old state Sen. Clark Jolley, both of Edmond.

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