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Battling Cancer, Coburn Cutting
Senate Career Short

National Journal, by Josh Kraushaar and Michael Catalini

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Posted By:ketchuplover, 1/17/2014 1:52:54 AM

Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn announced Thursday night that he will be resigning his seat at the end of the year as he battles a recurrence of cancer. (snip) Coburn was first elected to Congress in 1994, as part of a wave of House conservative firebrands swept into office as part of that year´s GOP landslide. Like many of his freshman colleagues, he pledged to only serve three terms. Unlike most of his colleagues, he kept his word. He returned to Washington as a senator in 2004, handily defeating two prominent Republicans for the nomination and a highly-touted Democratic congressman who succeeded

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It´s the right thing to do. He will be missed, but his health requires family support, and he has served Oklahoma well.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: PageTurner, 1/17/2014 2:08:15 AM     (No. 9695136)

Coburn is one of the best, the very best. This is so sad. He will be missed.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Melody, 1/17/2014 2:13:20 AM     (No. 9695137)

Oh. What a blow to us all. May God bless you, Senator Coburn, with health and strength. Thank you for what you´ve done for America.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: miceal, 1/17/2014 2:30:09 AM     (No. 9695141)

Horrid news! Dear God PLEASE grant this good and gracious man health and peace of mind. Bless his family and give them all the strength to face this challenge...united!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Country Boy, 1/17/2014 3:19:29 AM     (No. 9695148)

Wow, he´s only 65.

He´s a good man. God has a plan.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: TXknitter, 1/17/2014 3:23:41 AM     (No. 9695150)

Senator Coburn has not looked well for some time. I am so glad he is going home to heal and be with his family. It´s time. We wish him all the very best!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: MirJoy, 1/17/2014 5:54:16 AM     (No. 9695183)

Heard him interviewed other night on Mark Levin´s show. Was impressed. Wish him and his family well and long life.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Malia2012, 1/17/2014 6:38:21 AM     (No. 9695208)

Thank you and Bless you Senator Coburn for being one of the few "good guys" in the Senate. Prayers for your family and a quick recovery.

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