Coburn's departure likely to trigger GOP dominoes

FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2013 file photo, Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., left, walks with Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., on the way to a procedural vote on a comprehensive defense bill as the Senate’s legislative year nears to a close, at the Capitol in Washington. Coburn's announcement late last week that he will forego his final two years in office means Oklahoma will not only have two US Senate races this year, it is expected to trigger a series of dominoes on the GOP side as politicians on the Sooner State's deep Republican bench mull a run. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s 2014 election cycle was thrown for a huge loop when U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn announced his early retirement last week. The move could knock over a series of dominoes in Oklahoma politics as some of state’s most powerful GOP leaders mull jumping into the race.

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