Oklahoma Rep. James Lankford eyes leadership position in Congress

Just three years removed from running a Baptist youth camp, Rep. James Lankford, of Oklahoma City, appears to have locked down the fifth-ranking spot in the House Republican leadership.

BY CHRIS CASTEEL Published: November 9, 2012
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WASHINGTON — Rep. James Lankford, finishing just his first term in Congress, has apparently locked down a position in the House Republican leadership, the latest surprising move for the Oklahoma City lawmaker, who was running a Baptist youth camp only three years ago.

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