Edmondson Says Oklahoma Governor's Race His Last

Wednesday, July 28th 2010, 6:31 pm
By: News On 6

The Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Longtime Attorney General Drew Edmondson says his unsuccessful race for the Democratic nomination for governor of Oklahoma is his last.

A day after narrowly losing the primary election to Lt. Gov. Jari Askins, Edmondson said Wednesday he plans to retire from elective politics. Edmondson says he has no interest in running for the U.S. Senate or another other position.

But the 63-year-old attorney general says he plans to stay involved by supporting candidates in other political races. He has already offered to help Askins in the general election.

Edmondson says he plans to finish his job as the state's top law enforcement officer. Edmondson, who stepped down as attorney general after 16 years to run for governor, has about six months remaining in the job.