CD5 Candidates Address Campaign Websites


Friday, October 30th 2020, 5:22 pm
By: Caleigh Bourgeois, Storme Jones


OKLAHOMA CITY -

News 9 continues to follow both candidates for Oklahoma’s Fifth Congressional District.

A source pointed out Friday similarities between state Senator Stephanie Bice’s website and Iowa Congressional Candidate Ashley Hinson’s website.

Some similarities appear in language describing the issues both candidates care about.

For example, Bice's website reads, "Oklahoma is facing a workforce crisis."

Hinson's site reads, "Iowa is facing a workforce crisis."

The most parallels occur in the healthcare plan sections of the two websites.

“Stephanie will work to ensure families have the power and control to make decisions about their own healthcare,” Bice’s website said.

Hinson’s website said, “Ashley will work to make sure families have the power to make decisions about their healthcare.”

A spokesperson for Stephanie Bice's campaign said both Bice and Hinson are Republicans, and therefore, have similar information and agendas. 

Bice’s campaign Communications Director Penny Seale sent News 9 the following statement:

"Republicans have a shared agenda of our economy, providing good healthcare, and making sure Americans have good-paying jobs, just as Kendra Horn shares an agenda with Nancy Pelosi with whom she votes 90 percent of the time. Stephanie Bice will take her Oklahoma accomplishments with her to Congress, like investing in education, creating jobs and real criminal justice reform."

Congresswoman Kendra Horn said the ideas on her website are her own and that views on healthcare are a major difference in this election. 

“I think that if someone is seeking to represent you in Congress, they should have ideas and solutions and proposals that is theirs and that they're doing their part to represent Oklahomans,” Horn said. 

Last week, Horn released a 25-point health care plan which included proposals to fix the Affordable Care Act, increase access to healthcare and lower prescription drug prices. 

Horn's campaign website mentions healthcare bills she's sponsored in Congress and benefits of expanding Medicaid in Oklahoma. 

“I'm proud of the issues-based campaign that we've run and I think healthcare is central for people day in and day out in Oklahoma and they deserve to know what our plans are,” Horn said.