James Lankford at 2012 5th Congressional District OK GOP Meeting

Congressman James Lankford speaking at the 2012 Oklahoma 5th Congressional District meeting.

As was anticipated by many Oklahomans, 5th Congressional District Representative James Lankford (R) has announced his run for Senate, following Tom Coburn’s (R) recent announcement that he will step down at the end of this session.

As he is now running for Senate, his seat in the House of Representatives will also be vacated. That field will be shaping up soon for the Fifth District. Current possible contenders include Corporation Commissioner Patrice Douglas and state Sen. Clark Jolley of Edmond, are among candidates believed to be considering a race for the House seat Lankford will be leaving.

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