January 28, 2022
By News Director Jared Atha
A longtime U.S. Representative from western Oklahoma has a challenger.
Republican state Rep. Sean Roberts announced Wednesday that he plans to challenge long-time U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas of Cheyenne in the GOP primary for the congressional seat that covers a huge swath of the state, including western Oklahoma.
Roberts of Hominy in Osage County, issued a statement announcing his candidacy, which comes as he begins his last year as a member of the state House of Representatives. Roberts is in his 12th year and can’t run for reelection because of term limits.
He said Wednesday he has been a champion in the Legislature for “the Constitutional Rights of Oklahomans, individual liberty, and personal prosperity.”
Lucas has been in the U.S. House since 1994.
The 3rd Congressional District includes all or part of 32 counties, most of them rural and most of them in north and western Oklahoma. The district, which currently includes part of Oklahoma City in Canadian County, was redrawn by the Legislature and will cover parts of Oklahoma City near downtown, along with the airport and the stockyards.
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