Tuesday, October 27, 2020

GOP Senator Larry Boggs, who lost in runoff, endorses Democrat over Republican

State Senator Larry Boggs (R-Wilburton) lost his re-election bid in the State Senate District 7 GOP runoff to upstart challenger Warren Hamilton. Hamilton was supported by Oklahoma abortion abolitionist community, and won in a hard-fought contest.

It's not unusual for there to be hard feelings after a rough primary season. What is unusual is for incumbent Republicans to follow that up by endorsing liberal Democrats. That's what Larry Boggs has now done.

Jerry Donathan, the Democratic candidate, is touting an endorsement by Sen. Boggs and his wife on his campaign Facebook page:

The National Rifle Association (NRA) has endorsed Hamilton, noting that Donathan refused to return their survey. Hamilton is also endorsed by the Oklahoma 2nd Amendment Association (OK2A).