The Oklahoma City lawmaker is the first major Democrat to declare for the post.
Sen. Constance Johnson: She is trying to become the first
Oklahoma Democrat since David Boren in 1990 to win a U.S.
Senate election. “I believe this is a very winnable
race,” she said. “I think it will be a ground game of
us talking to the people about the concerns that matter
to them and then helping them believe they do have a reason to
Posted: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 12:00 am
Updated: 4:00 am, Wed Apr 9, 2014.
OKLAHOMA CITY — State Sen. Constance Johnson declared her candidacy for the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, saying she wants to boost funding for education, protect citizens from domestic spying and speak for those who feel abandoned by government.
Johnson, D-Oklahoma City, is running to succeed Republican U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn. She is trying to become the first Oklahoma Democrat in nearly a quarter-century to win a U.S. Senate election.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 12:00 am.
Updated: 4:00 am.