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Former US Rep. Dan Boren Considers Run For Tom Coburn's Senate Seat
Channel 6 Tulsa / Channel 9 Oklahoma City ^ | 1-21-2014 | Channel 9 Oklahoma City

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.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: 2014midterms; coburn; demprimary; gopprimary; ok2014
Surprise, surprise. Personally I think Boren can take Lankford, even now in the era of 0care. We have a lot of holdouts here in Oklahoma who cling to the notion of "Conservative Democrat" and Dan Boren knows how to play them. I support TW Shannon, who hasn't announced yet so I suppose I'm in the "Draft Shannon" movement.

(Note to the curious, I was OKSooner long before the Borens ever came along...)

1 posted on 01/21/2014 11:23:11 AM PST by OKSooner
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To: OKSooner

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.


2 posted on 01/21/2014 11:33:46 AM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: OKSooner

I’ve heard Shannon is eyeing being a Congressman first before becoming a Senator..


3 posted on 01/21/2014 11:34:53 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: T-Bird45

Yep!

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.


4 posted on 01/21/2014 11:36:13 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: OKSooner

Will be an interesting test to see if the demoncrap party has any shred of viability left in OK.


5 posted on 01/21/2014 11:37:24 AM PST by rhinohunter (Freepers aren't booing -- they're shouting "Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz")
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To: OKSooner
(Note to the curious, I was OKSooner long before the Borens ever came along...)

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- )
David Boren

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.

6 posted on 01/21/2014 11:49:42 AM PST by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: T-Bird45

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.


7 posted on 01/21/2014 12:13:43 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: ConservativeMan55

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!!!!


8 posted on 01/21/2014 12:14:05 PM PST by yellowdoghunter (Welcome to Obamastan! (Mrs. Yellowdoghunter))
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To: yellowdoghunter

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.


9 posted on 01/21/2014 12:18:35 PM PST by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: itsahoot

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!!!


10 posted on 01/21/2014 12:18:57 PM PST by yellowdoghunter (Welcome to Obamastan! (Mrs. Yellowdoghunter))
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To: OKSooner
Didn't Boren drop out because polls showed him losing his House seat..he was fairly conservative for a Democrat. I thought it was more like that he'd run as a Republican...

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..

11 posted on 01/21/2014 12:20:46 PM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: ConservativeMan55

I like him, I’m ready, let’s go!!! LOL!! What will shock the left up north is....he is black!! OMG!!!


12 posted on 01/21/2014 12:21:39 PM PST by yellowdoghunter (Welcome to Obamastan! (Mrs. Yellowdoghunter))
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To: ken5050

Yes, Yes, and Yes. It is a great time to b a Republican in Oklahoma and a terrible time to b a Rat.


13 posted on 01/21/2014 12:23:41 PM PST by yellowdoghunter (Welcome to Obamastan! (Mrs. Yellowdoghunter))
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To: OKSooner

TW would make a good Senator, I think.............


14 posted on 01/21/2014 12:25:01 PM PST by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: OKSooner

May as well run Gene Stipe!


15 posted on 01/21/2014 12:26:01 PM PST by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: yellowdoghunter

I like him too!


16 posted on 01/21/2014 12:26:19 PM PST by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Tom Cole stands in the way, and he’s not retiring. Speaker Shannon has nothing to lose by going straight for Senator.


17 posted on 01/21/2014 12:27:50 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: itsahoot

Wanna bet some money?


18 posted on 01/21/2014 12:27:52 PM PST by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

I can’t stand U.S. Rep. Dan Boren!

Please let me know if he runs, so I can send his opponent a donation!


19 posted on 01/21/2014 12:27:52 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: yellowdoghunter

...AND Native American.


20 posted on 01/21/2014 12:28:44 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: yellowdoghunter

So why then would Boren run now? That’s what I don’t get..what am I missing?


21 posted on 01/21/2014 12:29:01 PM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: itsahoot

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...)


22 posted on 01/21/2014 12:29:09 PM PST by OKSooner ("As the riders went on by him, he heard one call his name...")
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Can’t stand Tom Cole. Ugh


23 posted on 01/21/2014 12:32:23 PM PST by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: ken5050

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.


24 posted on 01/21/2014 12:33:05 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Osage Orange

Well, it wouldn’t be the first time Democrats ran a dead guy for the Senate.


25 posted on 01/21/2014 12:35:54 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: ken5050

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.


26 posted on 01/21/2014 12:36:17 PM PST by yellowdoghunter (Welcome to Obamastan! (Mrs. Yellowdoghunter))
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I did not know Shannon is also Native-American? That will really make the left’s heads explode! Thanks for the info.


27 posted on 01/21/2014 12:38:26 PM PST by yellowdoghunter (Welcome to Obamastan! (Mrs. Yellowdoghunter))
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To: ken5050

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.


28 posted on 01/21/2014 12:40:05 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: itsahoot
David Boren was the critical single vote that stopped Clinton's BTU tax. I'd tip my hat to him on that basis alone...
29 posted on 01/21/2014 12:52:47 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: OKSooner

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.


30 posted on 01/21/2014 1:04:58 PM PST by yellowdoghunter (Welcome to Obamastan! (Mrs. Yellowdoghunter))
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To: ConservativeMan55

Newson6.com thru AP saying he won’t run, updated post below. Would post link but on Smartphone, sorry.


31 posted on 01/21/2014 1:06:21 PM PST by yellowdoghunter (Welcome to Obamastan! (Mrs. Yellowdoghunter))
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To: yellowdoghunter

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.


32 posted on 01/21/2014 1:09:11 PM PST by yellowdoghunter (Welcome to Obamastan! (Mrs. Yellowdoghunter))
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To: yellowdoghunter

Maybe they’ll dig up Bob Kerr to run.


33 posted on 01/21/2014 1:16:14 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Bud Wilkinson couldn’t win if he ran as a Dem..


34 posted on 01/21/2014 1:20:01 PM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: yellowdoghunter

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.


35 posted on 01/21/2014 1:25:26 PM PST by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: yellowdoghunter

and Corn...........


36 posted on 01/21/2014 1:26:03 PM PST by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: ken5050

I just remembered that Fred Harris is still alive, but he lives in New Mexico.


37 posted on 01/21/2014 1:33:58 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

It will b interesting to see who the Rats put up as the “sacrificial lamb”. All one has to say is Harry Reid.


38 posted on 01/21/2014 1:34:08 PM PST by yellowdoghunter (Welcome to Obamastan! (Mrs. Yellowdoghunter))
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Agreed......................


39 posted on 01/21/2014 4:34:55 PM PST by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: Osage Orange

Not if Shannon enters.


40 posted on 01/21/2014 6:40:30 PM PST by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: OKSooner; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj

Boren isn’t winning shite. Not in Osama’s 6th year midterm.

Shannon has formed an exploratory committee btw.


41 posted on 01/21/2014 11:42:26 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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