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  •  Is a Senate run out of the question? (1+ / 0-)
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    Or is that simply even harder than another run for the governor's mansion?

    "At this point, if the president came out in favor of breathing, [Republican leaders would] tell their caucus members to hold their breaths."--Jared Bernstein

    by bjssp on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 07:17:43 AM PDT

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    •  Federal vs state (3+ / 0-)
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      I think it would be a much tougher sell to get a seat in the senate where he would be tied to Obama. As a governor, he may have a better shot, as the Republican.legislature would be able to neuter his more liberal policies anyways. Its like some other states that have had governors at odds with the political lean, but not senators. Like Henry, Sebelius, Frudenthal, and Lingle.

      I am a Tom Rukavina Democrat

      by OGGoldy on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 07:25:06 AM PDT

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      •  Yeah, probably. (2+ / 0-)
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        LordMike, MichaelNY

        Plus, he's still quite young, and if he was willing to run for the Senate, he could do so after Obama was out of office, maybe in 2018 or 2022, when perhaps HRC is in the White House.

        Has there been any polling on this? It'd be interesting to see where he stood now.

        "At this point, if the president came out in favor of breathing, [Republican leaders would] tell their caucus members to hold their breaths."--Jared Bernstein

        by bjssp on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 07:28:31 AM PDT

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    •  If this was 1983 instead in 2013 (4+ / 0-)

      than perhaps he has a good chance to run. Last time Oklahoma elected a Democratic Senator was 1990. Oklahoma already a solid red state at the Presidential level by then. Longtime Senator David Boren left in the middle of his term, to be president at OU.

      NY-9/NJ-10; Russians can give you arms but only the United States can give you a solution. -- Anwar Sadat

      by BKGyptian89 on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 07:32:05 AM PDT

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