Tuesday, June 7, 2011

STUNNER: Boren to not seek re-election

In a stunning development today that will redefine the 2012 election in Oklahoma, U.S. Congressman Dan Boren (D-Muskogee) will be announcing today that he will not seek re-election in 2012.

From NewsOK.com:

WASHINGTON — Rep. Dan Boren, the only Democrat in Oklahoma's congressional delegation, plans to announce Tuesday that he won't seek reelection in 2012, leaving open his seat that spans much of eastern Oklahoma.

A source close to Boren said he will make an official announcement at 2 p.m. in his hometown of Muskogee.

Former Oklahoma Congressman Brad Carson said Tuesday that he would run for the seat he held just before Boren won it in 2004. Carson, a professor at the University of Tulsa, gave up the seat to run for the U.S. Senate. Carson lost to Sen. Tom Coburn.
 More information to come later today.  I will try to attend this announcement this afternoon to get more details about Boren's decision.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

It will be interesting to see how the 2nd district responds to a much more left leaning candidate in Carson.

The margin for the previous few elections has been fairly broad but Boren is a moderate.

Carson is not.

Republicans usually run a joke candidate in the 2nd though... so it might not even matter.

Anonymous said...

Shocker indeed!

Waiting for the other shoe to drop

Bobbie McAuliffe
Poteau

Anonymous said...

There is chatter that Kenneth Corn will get in on the D ticket. He termed out in the State Legislature last year with an overall CIS of 26.
I sure don't know where Ron Black gets his information.

Bobbie McAuliffe
Poteau