TULSA — When Madison Horn first announced she was running for US Senate in Oklahoma, some people who looked for her online couldn’t find much, and decided she was a “deep fake,” created by Internet trolls.
She’s quite real, she assures KRMG, and has deep roots in Oklahoma.
She says growing up in farm and ranch country - Stilwell, to be specific - she learned that when something needed to get done, people just roll up their sleeves and go to work, without being asked.
That’s not what’s happening with Oklahoma’s political leadership, she says, not any more.
So she’s running to unseat James Lankford, who’s looking to return for his second full term if he wins next November.
The reason she hasn’t joined a lot of social media platforms, she says, is because she’s spent nearly a decade working in the field of cybersecurity.
She thinks her tech-savviness will serve the state, and the nation, well.
She’s also okay with calling herself a Conservative, though she’s not at all ashamed of being a Democrat.
Truth is, those labels mean she takes heat from both sides.
She wants to be able to talk to, and work with, people on both left and right - and says party politics have become the norm, instead of simply getting the job done for constituents.
Two other Democrats and two Republican challengers have so far indicated they plan to run for that Senate seat.
The filing period is in April of 2022.
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