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(Tulsa, OK 10/19/12) Republican Congressional Nominee Jim Bridenstine has earned support from the political action committees (PACs) of many leading energy companies headquartered in Oklahoma or having a major presence within the State. PACs associated with Williams, Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P., WPX Energy, ConocoPhillips, Phillips 66, Samson Investment Company, Chesapeake Energy Corporation and Devon Energy Corporation have all chosen to support Bridenstine’s campaign to become the next Congressman representing Oklahoma’s 1st District.

“The regulatory agenda being advanced by President Obama and his liberal supporters in Congress is having a crippling effect on efforts to move our country toward energy independence,” said Bridenstine. “Instead of expanding domestic energy production and distribution, which would create good paying jobs both in Oklahoma and throughout our nation, this administration continues to block drilling on public lands, block the Keystone Pipeline, misallocate tax dollars to non-viable energy sources, threaten tax increases on domestic energy producers, and demonize oil, gas, and coal. It’s time for a new direction and energy independence.”

“Jim has a sincere interest in learning more about Oklahoma’s energy producers and transportation infrastructure companies,” said Magellan CEO Mike Mears. “He believes in energy independence and understands our nation needs more pipelines to accommodate the increased production of domestic energy.”

LCDR Jim Bridenstine is a veteran combat pilot who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and still flies counter-drug missions in the U.S. Navy Reserve. He is the Republican Nominee for Oklahoma’s First Congressional District. Bridenstine is the former Executive Director of the Tulsa Air and Space Museum and holds a triple major from Rice University and an MBA from Cornell University. He is also a graduate of Jenks High School.