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State Sen. Constance Johnson is first major Democrat to declare for Sen. Tom Coburn's seat

The Oklahoma City lawmaker is the first major Democrat to declare for the post.

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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 vote.”

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.

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  • Gary Patton posted at 4:11 pm on Wed, Apr 9, 2014.

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    Anyone who will promise to give you free birth control.

  • Gary Patton posted at 4:08 pm on Wed, Apr 9, 2014.

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    I wish the government would abandon me.

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    anyone..but a republican!


Governor, lieutenant governor, state superintendent of public instruction, labor commissioner and two U.S. Senate seats are among the offices to be decided in the Nov. 4 general election.

The two Senate seats are on the ballot in the same year for the first time in state history because of Sen. Tom Coburn's retirement. Republican James Lankford, Democrat Connie Johnson and independent Mark Beard are contending for the final two years of the current term.

Incumbent Gov. Mary Fallin is seeking her second term against Democrat Joe Dorman and two independents, and three-term U.S. Sen Jim Inhofe will go for his fourth term against Democrat Matt Silverstein and three independents.

Locally, five Tulsa County District judgeships will be on the ballot.

General election candidates

Joe Dorman, Democrat
x-Mary Fallin, Republican
Kimberly Willis, independent
Richard Prawdzienski, independent.

Cathy Cummings, Democrat
x-Todd G. Lamb, Republican

John Cox, Democrat
Joy Hofmeister, Republican

Mike Workman, Democrat
x-Mark Costello, Republican

Matt Silverstein, Democrat
x-Jim Inhofe, Republican
Aaron DeLozier, independent
Ray Woods, independent
Joan Farr, independent

UNITED STATES SENATOR (unexpired term)
Connie Johnson, Democrat
James Lankford, Republican
Mark T. Beard, independent

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State Question NO. 770, (Property tax exemption for surviving spouse of disabled veteran)
State Question NO. 771, (Property tax exemption for surviving spouse of military personnel killed in action)


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