Rep. James Lankford responds to negative attacks

BY RANDY KREHBIEL, Tulsa World Published: January 22, 2014

The Tulsa World reports that Fifth District Congressman James Lankford said Wednesday that the attacks on his U.S. Senate candidacy from some self-styled conservatives is "fascinating."

"If you're a Republican, that's the way you run a straight-on negative campaign," Lankford said following a speech to the Rotary Club of Tulsa.

On Monday, Lankford became the first and, to this point, only candidate to officially declare for the Senate seat being vacated at the end of the year by Tom Coburn.

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