Oklahoma Rep. Dan Boren Becomes Target Of The GOP

Wednesday, August 5th 2009, 8:20 am
By: News On 6

Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Democratic U.S. Rep. Dan Boren is on a list of 80 House Democrats being targeted by Republicans in next year's election.

The list was developed by the National Republican Congressional Committee.

Boren is the only Democrat in the Oklahoma congressional delegation. He was first elected in 2005 and has been re-elected with 70 and 73 percent of the vote in the past two elections.

Boren's 2nd congressional district is also 70 percent registered Democrats -- but voted overwhelmingly last year for Republican presidential nominee John McCain.

State Republican Party Chairman Gary Jones admits Boren often votes against his Democratic colleagues but says Boren is still "part of the team."