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Oklahoma’s lone Democratic Rep. not running again, former Rep. enters race

Oklahoma Democratic Rep. Dan Boren will not run for re-election in 2012, The Oklahoman reported Tuesday.

Boren, a Blue Dog first elected to represent the state’s 2nd Congressional District in 2004, succeeded former Democratic Rep. Brad Carson.

Carson announced Tuesday that he will run again to represent the district, which is located in the eastern part of the state. Carson did not seek re-election to the House in 2004 to instead challenge Republican Senator Tom Coburn.

Boren is the son of former Sen. David Boren, who also served as Oklahoma’s governor.

Boren has been among the most conservative Democrats in the House. He voted against the 2009 health care reform act and serves on the board of the National Rifle Association.

John McCain carried the district with 66 percent of the vote in 2008, suggesting that Republicans could pick up the seat. However, Boren also won handily in 2008, with over 70 percent of the vote.

  • klatoo

    Liberals are now in the Wildlife endangered list.

    They are being culled through natural selection….

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  • leilani

    Awww jeez. I got sent to moderation. Again. This is getting very old.

  • leilani

    Boren has been among the most conservative Democrats in the House. He voted against the 2009 health care reform act and serves on the board of the National Rifle Association.

    Daily Kos, DU & HuffPo: “Good riddance, DINO! We’ll run a TrueLiberal (TM) in Oklahoma, not some candy-assed beltway cocktail swilling bipartisan moderate who doesn’t vote the straight Northeastern Dem party line. So what if it’s a red state? We have to be true to our principles & send the eeeevil establishment elite of our party a message that they can’t ‘pick’ conservative dems to run in conservative districts anymore. #WINNING!”

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