TULSA - The only person to officially announce a bid to replace outgoing US Senator Tom Coburn is a Republican, but at least two Democrats say they're seriously considering a run.
One is prominent Tulsa attorney Clark Brewster, who confirms to KRMG that he's been asked to consider running.
"I've been approached, and we've had a number of meetings, and are giving it serious thought. I mean, it's not something you can consider lightly, you've got to give very careful attention and thought not just on what you want to do, but also how it might impact others."
Specifically, he said, he's considering how it would impact his law practice.
"I've got a law firm here that I consider brothers and family, and I have to consider them first."
But, he adds, "we are giving it some thought, and would make a decision, I would say, in the next couple of weeks."
Meanwhile, another Democrat who says she's "mulling over" a run for a Senate seat is current State Sen. Constance Johnson (D-Forest Park), the legislator who's pushing to reform Oklahoma's marijuana laws.
In a recent interview with KRMG, Johnson said "it's time for a change, and this momentum behind marijuana, I think, has the capacity to take this state to a whole new era, including perhaps electing an African-American female to the US Senate."
She told KRMG she's "mulling it over," but didn't discuss a possible timetable for her decision.
The only person so far to definitively announce a run for Coburn's seat is Rep. James Lankford, a Republican.
He has already drawn fire as not being "conservative enough" from some right-wing groups.