US Rep. Lankford Runs For Senate


Published 01/21 2014 11:42AM

Updated 01/21 2014 11:46AM

OKLAHOMA CITY -- If the sign wasn't enough? The words sealed the deal.

Congressman James Lankford, whose risen quickly since being elected in 2010 is choosing a senate run over reelection.

In a ten minute speech paying tribute to Dr. Tom Coburn Lankford called him a giant of the senate promising to carry on his fight against wasteful spending in a dysfunctional Washington.

As his wife and two daughters stood by, the former church camp director admitted eyeing a senate run for months. Saying too many conservative voices have been pushed out and the president's promised change only cripples the country.

Strong words in a race in need of a strong start. With a special election set for June, expect a few more campaign signs chasing a surprise seat in the senate.

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