"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Dan Boren to Quit Congress?

With Cong Boren having two young children now this is not a shock that he is tired of going back and forth to DC.  He will be holding a news conference this afternoon to announce he is not running in 2012.  If he really is in line to head the Grand River Authority, will he stay in Congress until his term is up or leave early?

So Brad Carson, the Clintonite, is set to go back on the Government pay again after he left Congress to run a nasty campaign against Dr. Coburn in 2004 pretending to be conservative and love guns -- neither of which was true. Hopefully this time, the GOP will put up someone who can win because frankly the candidates who ran against Boren have not been the best.  

Dan Boren has done a good job representing his district for the most part.  He also heard about it when he would back Pelosi but generally speaking he has voted many times with our Republican delegation for the good of the people of Oklahoma.  

We wish Cong Boren well in whatever he decides to do in the future and are very happy for his wife and children that he will be at home a lot more.   He has been one of the Congressman staying in their office so now that will soon come to an end as well. 

Dan Boren To Quit Congress? 
There's word this morning that Congressman Dan Boren, Muskogee Democrat, will not seek reelection next year.
Boren has scheduled a 2 p.m. news conference in Muskogee for an official announcement.
Since being elected to Congress, Boren has married; he and his wife now have two children and they are said to be the major reason Boren is quitting.

There had been speculation he might seek the U. S. Senate seat now held by Senator Tom Coburn, Muskogee Republican.
Today, there's open speculation that Boren might be in line to head the Grand River Authority; a job search is said to be underway by the GRDA.

There's also word that former Congressman Brad Carson, Claremore attorney, will seek the Democratic nomination to succeed Boren.
Source:  McCarville Report
Background on Dan Boren from The Oklahoman:
Boren, a conservative Democrat who has often been at odds with the majority of House Democrats and with President Barack Obama, had his toughest re-election fight in 2010, winning with 57 percent of the vote as the district rebelled against the president's policies. 
He spent $1.8 million to win re-election against unknown Republican Charles Thompson, who spent less than $50,000. 
Boren never officially endorsed Obama, who lost every county in Oklahoma in 2008, and strongly opposed some of the president's biggest priorities, including health care reform and cap-and-trade legislation.

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