Well this is startling news.
Oklahoma Rep. Dan Boren (D) won’t seek reelection in 2012, a Democratic source in the state told The Ballot Box.
Boren, the only Democrat in Oklahoma’s five-seat House delegation, will announce his decision at a press conference in Muskogee, his hometown, according to The Oklahoman.
The decision came as a surprise to Oklahoma Democrats and threatens the party’s ability to hold the Republican-leaning seat.
“I never had any idea that he was not planning to run for reelection,” said Wallace Collins, the state party chairman.
Rep. Boren is a member of the NRA Board of Directors, and I’ve seen him out on a gun range before. He will be missed in that seat.
For a bit of good news on this front, the likely replacement for the Democratic nomination on the ballot according to the article also has an A rating from NRA.