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Fri December 27, 2013

Fallin's 2010 Primary Opponent to Run Again

Former state senator and gubernatorial challenger Randy Brogdon announced through social media he will run for governor again.
Former state senator and gubernatorial challenger Randy Brogdon announced through social media he will run for governor again.
Credit State of Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former state senator who once supported creation of a state militia to protect Oklahoma from an "overreaching federal government" plans to run for governor again.

Randy Brogdon lost to Gov. Mary Fallin in the 2010 Republican primary. He announced his run through social media and the Secretary of State says a "Brogdon for Governor" corporation was formed last week.

Brogdon said Thursday he is "compelled" to fight for liberty.

With tea party backing, Brogdon won 39 percent of the vote in 2010. After that race, he took a $99,000-a-year job with the Oklahoma Insurance Department.

In an Associated Press interview in 2010, Brogdon said people had the right to protect themselves from an overreaching federal government and that a state militia was "a great idea."