Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Muskogee, hasn’t officially announced that he will run for a second term next year, but the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is already gearing up to fight him.
After the vote on the stimulus package yesterday, the committee released a statement saying:
”Today, as a bipartisan majority of the United States Senate passed an economic stimulus package, Republican Senator Tom Coburn stood in the way.
“People who have lost their jobs, their homes, or seen their 401K’s disappearing now know that their senator, Tom Coburn, shares the blame.
“President Obama and the American people asked Congress to work together to pass an economic stimulus, many in the Congress headed their call unfortunately Senator Coburn was not one of them.”
Coburn opposed the stimulus package from the get-go, and in the strongest possible terms. He backed an alternative offered by Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, that would drastically cut the size of the package and made it more weighted to tax cuts.