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Oklahoma state Sen. Andrew Rice announces resignation from Senate
|Last Edited||RBH Oct 27, 2011 12:50am|
|News Date||Tuesday, October 18, 2011 06:00:00 AM UTC0:0|
|Description||Senate Minority Leader Andrew Rice, who tried to unseat U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa, three years ago, is resigning because he and his family are moving out of state. |
Shortly after Rice, D-Oklahoma City, made his announcement Tuesday, state Rep. Al McAffrey said he would seek Rice's Senate District 46 seat. His House of Representatives district is in Rice's Senate district.
McAffrey, D-Oklahoma City, said he is ready to take his “common-sense approach” to the Senate.
Rice is supporting McAffrey.
A special election to fill Rice's seat will be next year.
Rice, 37, said he is resigning to move to Nashville, Tenn., where his wife, Apple, a doctor, has accepted a position.
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