Tulsa pastor to challenge Oklahoma's Lankford in GOP primary


March 10, 2021

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A 29-year-old pastor from Tulsa confirmed Tuesday he plans to launch a Republican primary challenge to U.S. Sen. James Lankford in 2022.

Sheridan Christian Center pastor Jackson Lahmeyer said former President Donald Trump's former national security advisor Michael Flynn plans to travel to Tulsa next week to endorse his candidacy. Flynn, who twice pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, was later pardoned by Trump.

Lahmeyer has been critical of Lankford for what he says is Lankford's lack of support for Trump.

Lankford was among more than a dozen senators who initially obje...

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