The Charles Thompson for Congress campaign issued the following press release today:
Senator Tom Coburn Endorses Dr. Charles Thompson
(Muskogee, OK) October 3rd, 2010---Senator Tom Coburn announced today his endorsement of Dr. Charles Thompson in Oklahoma’s 2nd District Congressional race. The senator said of Dr. Thompson that "As a proud military veteran with years of dedicated service to our country, a small business owner, and a veterinarian, he possesses valuable, real world experience outside of professional politics so desperately needed to change the way Washington works.”
The 2nd Congressional seat was held by Coburn from 1994 until he fulfilled his promise of self-imposed term limits in 2000. He earned high approval ratings both then as a representative and now as a senator from the 2nd District.
Dr. Thompson said he was honored by the announcement. “Senator Coburn's record speaks for itself. He is clearly one of the most constitutionally conservative Senators in the Congress today. I am grateful for his endorsement which clearly shows my conservatism and the fact that the incumbent democrat is vulnerable. I look forward to being Senator Coburn's counterpart in the House of Representatives and serving the people of the 2nd District.”
Senator Coburn also faces a general election battle, but already looks forward to the session starting in January. “Charles recognizes the serious problems we face as a nation and he will be an ally in the House of Representatives when it comes to upholding the Constitution, fighting wasteful spending, and holding career politicians accountable to the American people. His conservative values will best represent us in Congress… Please join me in voting for Dr. Charles Thompson for Congress on Election Day.”
2nd District voters will be able to cast their votes both for Senator Coburn and Dr. Thompson on November 2nd. They must be registered by October 8th in order to vote.
Thompson is the Republican nominee for the 2nd Congressional District, and will be facing incumbent Congressman Dan Boren (D-Muskogee) in the November general election. To learn more about Thompson and his campaign, click here.
Coburn has endorsed numerous other candidates, both here in Oklahoma and across the country. To name a few:
- Gary Jones - OK (running for State Auditor)
- Josh Brecheen - OK (running for State Senate)
- State Rep. David Dank - OK (running for State House)
- B.J. Lawson - NC (running for 4th Congressional District)
- Carly Fiorina - CA (running for U.S. Senate)
- Marco Rubio - FL (running for U.S. Senate)
- Jerry Moran - KS (running for U.S. Senate)
- Kelly Ayotte - NH (running for U.S. Senate)
- Dino Rossi - WA (running for U.S. Senate)
- John Raese - WV (running for U.S. Senate)