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Rep. Jim Bridenstine says he has not endorsed a U.S. Senate candidate

by Chris Casteel Published: January 30, 2014
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Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Tulsa, who announced Wednesday that he would not seek the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Tom Coburn, said Thursday he has not endorsed a candidate in the race _ meaning either Rep. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma City, or Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon, R-Lawton.
Bridenstine said there had been media reports and “innuendo from candidates suggesting I support one candidate or the other. This is simply not correct.”
An Associated Press report about Shannon’s press conference in Tulsa on Wednesday said Shannon “praised Bridenstine’s support for his Senate bid.”

by Chris Casteel
Washington Bureau
Chris Casteel began working for The Oklahoman's Norman bureau in 1982 while a student at the University of Oklahoma. After covering the police beat, federal courts and the state Legislature in Oklahoma City, he moved to Washington in 1990, where...
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