Dr. Tom Coburn Endorses Edmond's Paul Blair for State Senate
(August 16, 2016) Former U.S. Senator, Dr. Tom Coburn, is wholeheartedly endorsing Paul Blair for State Senate in next week's GOP primary runoff election. Dr. Coburn praises Republican Paul Blair as the best man to represent Edmond's Senate District 41.
"I've known Paul Blair for 12 years. I know he is a committed Christian," says Sen. Coburn. "He is a devoted family man, a patriot, and a man of principle who won't sell out to special interests. That's why I'm endorsing Paul Blair for State Senate."
Although Dr. Tom Coburn retired from the United States Senate two years ago, he remains one of Oklahoma's most influential politicians, and is revered in the GOP as the gold standard of integrity.
"Paul Blair is a patriot and a man of principle who won't sell out to special interests which is exactly why they are attacking him now," Sen. Coburn says. "Paul Blair can't be bought, he won't compromise, and forsake the values we hold dear in Oklahoma. Our state is facing serious challenges and we need the experience and strong leadership Paul Blair can bring to the table."
After weeks of unfounded political smears, Paul Blair says he is both proud and appreciative to see Oklahoma's finest Republicans stand by his side.
"There may be no higher honor as a Republican candidate in Oklahoma than to get the endorsement of Dr. Tom Coburn," says Blair. "Everyone respects Dr. Coburn as the elder statesman of Oklahoma's Republican Party and for good reason. Dr. Tom was always principled, steadfast, and had the courage to act on his convictions, even when it wasn't politically easy. I am humbled to know Tom Coburn believes I will lead with the same values and resolution he has."
Sen. Coburn joins a long roster of Oklahoma leaders endorsing Paul Blair, including U.S. Congressmen Steve Russell and Jim Bridenstine and State Representatives Lewis Moore, Kevin Calvey and Jason Murphey.
Paul Blair is a lifelong Edmond resident, successful business owner and Pastor of Fairview Baptist Church. For details on his plans for Oklahoma visit www.PaulBlairForOK.com.
The GOP primary runoff election is Tuesday, August 23rd. The general election will be November 8, 2016.