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Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn says GOP may block appellate nominee from Oklahoma City

Senate Judiciary Committee sends nominations of Robert E. Bacharach and John E. Dowdell to the full Senate, but Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn said his party may block a vote on one.

BY CHRIS CASTEEL Modified: June 7, 2012 at 12:00 am •  Published: June 8, 2012

WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday cleared two Oklahoma federal judicial nominees for a full Senate vote, but Sen. Tom Coburn said presidential politics could prevent the Senate from confirming both this year.

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