Where/when: Lankford to announce decision on U.S. Senate race

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: January 20, 2014
Advertisement
;

U.S. Rep. James Lankford will hold a press conference to discuss his plans regarding this year's special election for an open U.S. Senate seat.

The 45-year-old Edmond Republican will announce his decision at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City.

U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn said last week he would forego the last two years of his term amid a recurrence of cancer, and his decision has turned a somewhat predictable 2014 election cycle on its head.

Lankford is a two-term congressman from the 5th District who has risen quickly in the House GOP leadership. A longtime director of a Baptist youth summer camp, he was a political unknown when he emerged from a crowded Republican primary field in 2010 and won the open U.S. House seat.



Trending Now


AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys talk extension; deal not close
  2. 2
    Clinton, Clinton, Clinton! Read all about Hillary
  3. 3
    The 'selfie' is dead. Introducing the 'dronie'
  4. 4
    NewsOn6: Man Electrocuted While Mowing Field In Bartlesville
  5. 5
    Study: Earth in the midst of sixth mass extinction
+ show more