Oklahoma Elections: U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn opens up huge early lead in re-election bid

Retired professor Jim Rogers, of Midwest City, leading Democratic primary to face Coburn
BY CHRIS CASTEEL Modified: July 28, 2010 at 12:59 am •  Published: July 28, 2010

"I would like to thank Oklahomans across the state for their generous support," Coburn said Tuesday night.

"I decided to seek a second and final term in the U.S. Senate because I believe the decisions the federal government makes in the next few years may decide the fate of our nation. Our skyrocketing debt and deficits and disregard for our founding principles have put our nation on a perilous and unsustainable course.

"If I am elected to serve a final term in the Senate, the people of Oklahoma can be assured that I will continue my work to protect the blessings of liberty for future generations."

Rogers could not be reached for comment on Tuesday.

Independents Stephen P. Wallace and Ronald F. Dwyer, both of Tulsa, will also be on the general election ballot.

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