Local & Regional
Wed June 8, 2011
Boren Won't Run
Muskogee, OK – Okla. Democrat Boren says he won't seek new term
MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma Rep. Dan Boren says he won't seek a fourth term in Congress because he wants to spend more time with his family and he's tired of campaigning.
The 37-year-old Boren is among the most conservative House Democrats and is the only Democratic member of Oklahoma's congressional delegation.
He said at a news conference in Muskogee on Tuesday that he will not endorse any of the candidates who will seek to replace him, either in the primaries or next year's general election.
Boren is the son of one of Oklahoma's most powerful people, David Boren, who is the president of the University of Oklahoma and previously served as governor and senator.
Dan Boren easily won re-election in conservative Oklahoma last year despite big Republican gains nationwide.