U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, an Oklahoma Republican who negotiated with Democrats on deficit-reduction and gun issues, announced he’ll give up his seat at the end of this congressional session.
U.S. Representative James Lankford won a Republican primary for an open U.S. Senate seat in Oklahoma, one of the nation’s most conservative states.
Republican Senator Tom Coburn said the budget battle that brought the government to the brink of shutting down this week is far less important than resolving the partisan fight over raising the nation’s $14.3 trillion debt ceiling this summer.
Republican Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma is a real-life Murray Blum.
Tom Coburn, an Oklahoma Republican who negotiated with Democrats in deficit-reduction battles, announced tonight he’ll give up his U.S. Senate seat at the end of this congressional session.
"If they're making it a story, that means they're both going to benefit out of it."
- Tom Coburn on Jul 27, 2014
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