Former Governor pondering race
File - In this Jan. 10, 2011 file photo, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, left, embraces former Gov. Brad Henry, right, during her inauguration ceremonies at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City. Henry is said to be mulling a run for a third term as governor. Oklahoma changed its term-limits law while Henry was in office, so there's a chance he's not covered by a law that lets someone serve only eight years in office. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File) Photo: Image by AP
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The chairman of the Oklahoma Democratic Party says former Gov. Brad Henry has looked into whether he's eligible for a third term for governor, believing that a change made in the state's term limits law while Henry was in office doesn't apply to him.
Chairman Wallace Collins said Thursday he asked the former two-term governor if he planned to run against Republican Gov. Mary Fallin next year. He said Henry didn't confirm or deny any plans but told Collins he would be eligible for a third term.
Telephone messages left at Henry's Norman office Wednesday and Thursday were not returned.
The Shawnee Democrat served two consecutive terms as Oklahoma's governor from 2002 to 2010. At that time, the Oklahoma Constitution prohibited governors from serving ``more than two times in succession.''
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