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2:44 pm
Tue June 7, 2011

Boren Won't Seek Re-election

Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Three Democrats close to Oklahoma Rep. Dan Boren say the 37-year-old congressman won't seek re-election to a fourth term next year.

Boren is the lone Democrat in Oklahoma's congressional delegation and he comfortably won re-election last year. He scheduled a news conference for later Tuesday in Muskogee to discuss his future plans.

The Democrats spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak in advance of the news conference.

Voters in Boren's eastern Oklahoma district have consistently supported the conservative Democrat. The district stretches from the foothills of the Ozark Mountains in northeastern Oklahoma to the Red River in the southern part of the state.

Boren's father, University of Oklahoma President David Boren, was elected Oklahoma governor in 1975 and U.S. senator in 1978.