TULSA — Oklahoma State Senator Nathan Dahm said Tuesday he decided to run for the United States Senate well before any other candidates announced their intentions, so accusations that his campaign is being waged to sabotage another candidate are simply untrue.
The comments came during a lengthy interview, in which he discusses his continuing support for former president Donald Trump.
Dahm believes to the present day that Trump won the 2020 presidential election.
A nine-year incumbent in Oklahoma, he’s not term-limited until 2024, but tells KRMG he and his wife prayed about the situation, specifically a U.S. Senate seat, and felt directed to make the effort in ‘22.
“We were just trying to pray about the right timing,” he told KRMG, adding that “it didn’t have anything to do with Senator Lankford, whether he was running for re-election or not, we felt like we were supposed to run for this position in the 2022 election cycle, so that’s how we came to our decision.”
As for accusations that he’s working with “the establishment” to sabotage another challenger’s campaign, he notes that he’s often fought against the GOP leadership in Oklahoma, and says he doesn’t answer to them.
“Regarding other candidates in this race, it doesn’t matter if it is the incumbent or one of the challengers or whoever, they can run their race - but I’m going to run my race, based on my record,” Dahm said.
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