Rush Springs Democrat eyes race against Fallin

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Rush Springs Democrat eyes race against Fallin

CREATED Dec. 19, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A Democratic state representative from Rush Springs says he plans to start raising money for a race against Republican Gov. Mary Fallin in 2014.

Rep. Joe Dorman filed a statement of organization on Tuesday with the Oklahoma Ethics Commission that allows him to begin raising money and exploring a potential race.

The 43-year-old Democrat is term limited. He says he was motivated to run after he helped launch a statewide campaign for a $500 million bond issue to pay for storm shelters in schools. Dorman says he plans to make education funding a top priority in a potential race against Fallin.

Dorman was a state House staffer who won his House District 65 in southwest Oklahoma in 2002.

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