Skip to comments.Former US Rep. Dan Boren Considers Run For Tom Coburn's Senate Seat
Posted on 01/21/2014 11:23:11 AM PST by OKSooner
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma Democratic Party chairman Wallace Collins says former U.S. Rep. Dan Boren is considering running for Tom Coburn's U.S. Senate seat.
Boren served four terms as a U.S. Congressman then went on to work for the Chickasaw Nation as president of their corporate development department.
Boren was the state's only Democratic member of Congress, serving the 2nd District.
(Note to the curious, I was OKSooner long before the Borens ever came along...)
The only place Dan is likely to run with any strength is in the old 2d District/Little Dixie/Stipe stomping grounds and that’s not enough votes to carry him to the finish line, IMO. Add to that his “blue-dog Demo” voting record and the DC pols are not coming to his aid, either.
I’ve heard Shannon is eyeing being a Congressman first before becoming a Senator..
Obama turned this state from slightly red with a side district of Democrat.. to a hardcore.. broken glass Conservative Republican State.
There ain’t a chance in hell of him winning anything.
Will be an interesting test to see if the demoncrap party has any shred of viability left in OK.
You Sure OKSooner, Borens have been around longer than the state has? This is his Grandfather and father.
BOREN, LYLE HAGLER (1909-1992)
One of the youngest men to ever serve as a member of Congress, Lyle Hagler Boren was born near Waxahachie, Texas, May 11, 1909, to Mark and Nannie Boren. He had six brothers, William, John Darrell, Mark Dale, Riley Preston, James Basil, and Henry, and one world-famous sister, Mae Boren Axton, writer of Elvis Presley's first hit song, "Heartbreak Hotel." After farming in southwest Oklahoma, the Borens moved to Choctaw, in 1927 where Lyle graduated from high school. He continued his education at East Central State College (now East Central State University) in Ada and Oklahoma A&M College (now Oklahoma State University) in Stillwater.
BOREN, DAVID LYLE (1941- )
Oklahoma governor and U.S. Senator David L. Boren, the son of former Oklahoma Congressman Lyle H. Boren and Christine McKown Boren, was born in Washington, D.C., April 21, 1941. After attending public schools in Seminole, Oklahoma, and Bethesda, Maryland, he went to Yale University, graduating in 1963. A Rhodes scholar at Oxford University in England, he completed a master's degree in 1965. In 1968 he received his law degree from the University of Oklahoma.
Boren likely will destroy the Republican because he will run as a conservative, and he has name recognition sewed up, bad news for us.
Yep, McAlister is the only venue for him. The South East portion of Oklahoma is where all the outlaws settled after being run out of Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana.
I would like to see Bridenstine or Shannon run. I only would like to see Boren run so we can annihilate him in the general election!! Lankford is NOT my first choice. I am praying, hoping, encouraging others, Tea Party types to jump in. I am ready to start campaigning!!!!
Shannon, at this point, has earned my trust.
So far! He has disagreed with our liberal Governor about several issues.. including Common Core.
He has railed against Common Core.
Boren stepped down because he knew he was going to have a hard time winning again. The 2nd district is very conservative and only getting more conservative every day. I live in the district, Democrats r becoming an endangered species. They barely got someone to run for Governor as a Rat. Boren does have name recognition, but if he thought he could win anything, he would have run for Governor. I would love to see him throw his hat in the ring tho, so we could soundly defeat him!!!
The Democrat label is TOXIC in Oklahoma.
Brad Carson gave up a safe seat ( which Boren won) to run for the Senate in 2004. He was very popular in his district, and the state..polls initially showed him ahead..yet he lost to Coburn because Kerry ran so poorly at the top of the ticket. In a speech after the defeat, Carson said that it's impossible for a Democrat to win a state wide race anymore in Oklahoma..
I like him, I’m ready, let’s go!!! LOL!! What will shock the left up north is....he is black!! OMG!!!
Yes, Yes, and Yes. It is a great time to b a Republican in Oklahoma and a terrible time to b a Rat.
TW would make a good Senator, I think.............
May as well run Gene Stipe!
I like him too!
Tom Cole stands in the way, and he’s not retiring. Speaker Shannon has nothing to lose by going straight for Senator.
Wanna bet some money?
I can’t stand U.S. Rep. Dan Boren!
Please let me know if he runs, so I can send his opponent a donation!
...AND Native American.
So why then would Boren run now? That’s what I don’t get..what am I missing?
You got a point there. Let me clarify; I was OKSooner before David Boren became President of OU. (Of course, this is long before FreeRepublic existed either but it’s the same difference...)
Can’t stand Tom Cole. Ugh
Carson was ahead in the polls when the GOP Establishment-anointed candidate was OK City Mayor Kirk Humphreys. Coburn had to get in in order to save the seat.
Well, it wouldn’t be the first time Democrats ran a dead guy for the Senate.
That is a good question, I don’t know either. It was rumored he was going to run for Governor this year, which is why he stepped down from his Congressional seat. But I never belived that, I think he saw his polls and how much everyone disliked Obama and got out before he was defeated. He may just be floating his name out there to see what the reaction is. Honestly, I will be surprised if he actually runs. I think Rats that live in reality know they have no chance.
I did not know Shannon is also Native-American? That will really make the left’s heads explode! Thanks for the info.
The betting would be that if the GOP gets into a brutal internecine primary royale, Boren would benefit from the losing side refusing to support the nominee in the general. That played a part in Indiana, with a lot of Lugarite liberals not voting for Mourdock (gaffe or no gaffe). Boren will still have to carry the baggage, however, of being the person who would cast a vote to keep Harry Reid as Majority Leader.
My local station, Newson6.com, is reporting thru the AP, that Boren said he WON’T run. They also say many Rats (my word) have ruled out running, except... Brad (let’s all gamble) Henry, and Jeri Askew.
Newson6.com thru AP saying he won’t run, updated post below. Would post link but on Smartphone, sorry.
Correction....Jeri Askew has ruled it out. Like I said, would post link, but on phone. Drew Edmondson is the other one who hasn’t ruled it out.
Maybe they’ll dig up Bob Kerr to run.
Bud Wilkinson couldn’t win if he ran as a Dem..
Former U.S. Rep. Dan Boren, former Lt. Gov. Jari Askins and longtime Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby each told The Associated Press they have no plans to run for the seat.
I just remembered that Fred Harris is still alive, but he lives in New Mexico.
It will b interesting to see who the Rats put up as the “sacrificial lamb”. All one has to say is Harry Reid.
Not if Shannon enters.
Boren isn’t winning shite. Not in Osama’s 6th year midterm.
Shannon has formed an exploratory committee btw.