Acknowledges Uphill Battle Against Fallin
6:23 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Democrat State Rep. Joe Dorman Declares Candidacy For Governor

Democratic state Rep. Joe Dorman has announced his candidacy for Oklahoma governor.

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The Rush Springs lawmaker made the declaration Tuesday during stops in OklahomaCity at the Petroleum Club and at the Tulsa Press Club.

Dorman, who described himself as a "pro-life" Oklahoma Democrat in an interview in December, acknowledged he would face an uphill battle against incumbent Republican Gov. Mary Fallin, but said he looked forward to such a challenge.

The latest campaign finance reports show Fallin had more than $1.6 million in her campaign war chest at the end of 2013 and enjoys a huge fundraising advantage over both her GOP primary challenger and potential Democratic rival.

Dorman reported receiving more than $100,000 in donations during the final quarter of 2013.

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