(Tulsa-AP) -- Muskogee businessman Andy Ewing made his bid for the second District congressional seat official Monday.
Ewing says he'll serve as a citizen legislator. He pledged to serve in the tradition of U-S Representative Tom Coburn.
Coburn recruited the retired car dealer to seek the Republican nomination.
He said in a news release that the country must maintain conservative principles, a less intrusive government, a strong national defense, lower taxes, a reduced national debt, and must protect the sanctity of life.
And he has pledged to follow in Coburn's footsteps by agreeing to serve only three terms if elected.
Other Republican hopefuls are attorneys Steve Money, Jack Ross and Eric Trout; Tennie Rogers, a Tulsa nurse; and Mark Detro, a Sallisaw inn owner.