Former Governor "Exploring All Options"
6:20 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

The Return Of Frank Keating?

 A spokesman for the American Bankers Association says former Okla. Gov. Frank Keating is "exploring all options" with respect to a possible run at Oklahoma's open U.S. Senate seat.

Senate Chamber
Senate Chamber
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Spokesman John Hall released a statement Friday indicating Keating will "make a decision soon." Keating is the president and CEO of the Washington, D.C.-based American Bankers Association. Hall said Keating was not available for comment.

The 69-year-old Republican served two terms as Oklahoma's governor from 1994 to 2002.

U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn announced last week he planned to step down with two years remaining on his term. Two-term Republican U.S. Rep. James Lankford of Edmond already has announced his candidacy, and GOP House Speaker T.W. Shannon and U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine of Tulsa also are mulling a run.

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