The Associated Press
BY SEAN MURPHY
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
U.S. Rep. Tom Cole says he'll seek a fifth term in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The Moore Republican formally announced on Tuesday his plan to seek re-election to the Fourth Congressional District, which stretches from south Oklahoma City to the Texas state line and includes Norman, Ada, Ardmore and Lawton.
Cole is a former state senator and secretary of state who headed a political consulting and polling firm before he was elected in 2002 to replace J.C. Watts.
After his election, Cole served as chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee.
Cole will face at least one challenger in the GOP primary — Army National Guard member R.J. Harris, a self-described "constitutional conservative."
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