Oklahoma City mayor doubtful about political future

Monday, February 27th 2006, 6:12 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett says he expects this year's mayoral campaign to be his last political race.

The 47-year-old former television sports anchor is riding a wave of popularity after helping to bring the NBA's Hornets to Oklahoma City. He's been mentioned as a possible latecomer to this year's election to succeed Congressman Ernest Istook.

But Cornett's not making any promises. He says he's staying focused on the March 7th mayoral election.

Only four years ago, Cornett was a businessman and a fledgling city council member. He has yet to serve a full term as either mayor or councilman. He left his council seat early and won the mayoral election after former Mayor Kirk Humphreys resigned.