Horn has spoken out against a ban on fracking, which is the extraction method used by major oil and gas companies in her district, including Devon Energy, Continental Resources and Chesapeake Energy.
The 5th District includes most of Oklahoma County and Pottawatomie and Seminole Counties. The race between Bice and Horn is considered one of the most competitive in the country, with polls showing the candidates in a dead heat with less than two weeks before the Nov. 3 election.
American Petroleum Institute President and CEO Mike Sommers said, “Democrats, Republicans and Independents know that the U.S. natural gas and oil industry delivers affordable and reliable energy to American families and businesses and all over the world. We are proud of the grit, innovation and progress we've made so that Americans no longer have to choose between environmental progress and access to affordable, reliable and cleaner energy. And we aren’t going anywhere.”