Nigh returns to politics for Boren's run

Sunday, January 11th 2004, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Former Oklahoma Governor George Nigh is returning to political campaigns after 21 years off to help congressional candidate Dan Boren.

Nigh will serve as Boren's campaign chairman and say's he's deeply impressed his Boren's desire to serve.

Boren is seeking the 2nd House District vacated by U-S Representative Brad Carson. Carson is seeking the open U-S Senate seat.

Seventy-six-year-old Nigh says he thinks Boren is a natural to represent the area that includes McAlester were Nigh grew up.

Former prosecutor Kalyn Free and former state Representative Lloyd Fields also are from McAlester and are running against Boren for the Democratic nomination.

Nigh was lieutenant governor while Boren's father, University of Oklahoma President David Boren, was governor.

He was elected to his first term as governor in 1978, when David Boren was elected to the U-S Senate.

Nigh says David Boren did not ask him to help with his son's campaign.