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Sen. Tom Coburn To Resign At The End Of Current Congress - NewsOK

Sen. Tom Coburn to resign at the end of current Congress
By Chris Casteel - NewsOK
Modified: January 16, 2014 at 9:35 pm • Published: January 16, 2014

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WASHINGTON – Sen. Tom Coburn, who has spent a combined 15 years here rooting out government waste and warning about mounting U.S. debt, will resign after the current session of Congress, foregoing the final two years of his term.

Coburn, R-Muskogee, has been battling a recurrence of prostate cancer but said he wasn’t leaving early because of his health. In a brief interview, Coburn said he wanted to focus on the next stage in his life. “I’ve had a lot of changes in my life,’’ Coburn, 65, said. “This is another one.”

In a prepared statement, he said, “My commitment to the people of Oklahoma has always been that I would serve no more than two terms Our founders saw public service and politics as a calling rather than a career.

“That’s how I saw it when I first ran for office in 1994, and that’s how I still see it today. I believe it’s important to live under the laws I helped write, and even those I fought hard to block.”

Coburn’s decision could set off a major scramble among Republicans hoping to replace him. U.S. Reps. Tom Cole, R-Moore; James Lankford, R-Oklahoma City; and Jim Bridenstine, R-Tulsa, will likely consider the race, along with Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt.

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More: http://newsok.com/sen.-tom-coburn-to-resign-at-the-end-of-current-congress/article/3924557


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WillyT Jan 2014 OP
avebury Jan 2014 #1
Aristus Jan 2014 #2
TheMastersNemesis Jan 2014 #3
Agnosticsherbet Jan 2014 #4
mythology Jan 2014 #8
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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Thu Jan 16, 2014, 11:03 PM

1. To say that Lankford is a total nut would be

an understatement.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Thu Jan 16, 2014, 11:04 PM

2. Goodbyyyyyyyyyyye, Motherfuckerrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

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Response to Aristus (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 16, 2014, 11:06 PM

3. I Feel The Same Way. Have No Sympathy For Him Or His Family Really.

 

He has been responsible for so much misery.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Thu Jan 16, 2014, 11:06 PM

4. So he's gong to be being an Okie from Muskogee

The average intelligence of the Senate will increase by about 500%.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 16, 2014, 11:46 PM

8. And yet I think he's the smarter (less stupid?) of the two Senators from Oklahoma

 

Sadly I don't have much in the way of hope that his replacement will be much better.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Thu Jan 16, 2014, 11:11 PM

5. Yup my Ipad just went off

 

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Thu Jan 16, 2014, 11:31 PM

7. He should retire way BEFORE the end of the year, that way election to fill seat could be Nov 2014


If he waits to retire until the 'end of year' there will need to be a special election in 2015 which will cost taxpayers more money.

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