NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. J.C. Watts says he doesn't
regret his decision not to run for Oklahoma governor and that he
doesn't know if he'll ever run for an elective office again.
Watts appeared with Sen. Tom Coburn Friday night at the
senator's fundraising event in Norman. Coburn, a Republican, has
yet to draw a Democratic opponent for this year's election.
Coburn is running for a second Senate term, after which he says
he plans to step down. Some pundits say Watts could be a possible
successor but Watts says it's too early to know if he'd run for any
vacant Senate seat or another office.
Watts has a consulting and lobbying firm in Washington, D.C. He
considered entering this year's gubernatorial race, but said last
year he had too many business and contractual obligations to do so.