Thursday, December 11, 2008

Edmondson Considering Run for Governor

Attorney General Drew Edmondson has announced that he will not be seeking re-election to a fourth term as Attorney General, and expressed interest in a gubernatorial race for 2010.

He said Thursday his gubernatorial candidacy hinges on “the level of support that we find during 2009, the success of our fundraising effort and the reaction of folks as I visit them around the state.

“If it is strong, then I’ll make the race. If it is not, I’ll look at that third option [retiring to private law practice].”

Edmondson grew up in Muskogee, and was the Muskogee County District Attorney from 1982 to 1992. He was elected as Attorney General in 1994.

Edmondson has been rumored to be considering a run for Governor; other potential candidates include Democrats Jari Askins, Scott Meacham, and Lloyd Fields, and Republicans Tom Cole, Mary Fallin, and Randy Brogdon.

(H/t to McCarville)

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