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Randy Brogdon Will Run For Open U.S. Senate Seat

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Brogdon, who was considering challenging Gov. Mary Fallin for Governor this year, is now campaigning for Oklahoma's open U.S. Senate seat. Brogdon, who was considering challenging Gov. Mary Fallin for Governor this year, is now campaigning for Oklahoma's open U.S. Senate seat.
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News 9 learned on Thursday that former State Senator Randy Brogdon will run for the U.S. Senate seat left open by U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn's resignation.

Brogdon, who was considering challenging Gov. Mary Fallin for Governor this year, is now campaigning for Oklahoma's open U.S. Senate seat. He filed a "statement of candidacy" with the Federal Election Commission on Feb. 12.

12/26/2013 Related Story: Former Owasso State Senator To Challenge Fallin For Governor Next Year

Randy Brogdon lost to Governor Mary Fallin in the 2010 Republican primary.

Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn announced in January, 2014, that he will give up his seat by the end of the year. That is two years before the end of his term.

1/16/2014 Related Story: Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn To Resign After Current Session

Coburn said his decision was not related to his battle with prostate cancer. Instead, he said he's a "citizen legislator," who was committed to serving no more than two terms in the Senate.

Several others, including Rep. James Lankford, Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon, have announced that they will also run for this open U.S. Senate seat.

1/29/2014 Related Story: Oklahoma House Speaker Announces US Senate Run

1/20/2014 Related Story: US Rep. Lankford Announces Run For US Senate Seat

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