U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn is “asking everyone to support my friend and colleague, Jim Inhofe,” in an e-mail paid for by Inhofe’s re-election campaign.
Coburn, R-Muskogee, said an Inhofe victory would send a message to Washington that “America is fed up with wasteful spending and high taxes.”
Coburn said Inhofe, R-Tulsa, led efforts to defeat a climate-change bill that would have set a limit on the emissions of greenhouse gases, mainly carbon dioxide from the combustion of coal, oil and natural gas, Coburn said. Had it passed, America would have faced the largest tax increase in the country’s history, he said.
Coburn said Inhofe’s challenger, state Sen. Andrew Rice, D-Oklahoma City, would be “another vote for the big spending, anti-energy, and ‘government knows best’ policies of Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid.
“When Jim’s opponent, Andrew Rice, tried to link his policies with mine I made it known that I will not be associated with Rice’s liberal agenda,” Coburn said.
- Michael McNutt, Capitol Bureau