Okla. Dem chairman says Henry pondering race

By: SEAN MURPHY Associated Press
By: SEAN MURPHY Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The chairman of the Oklahoma Democratic Party says former Gov. Brad Henry has looked into whether he's eligible for a third term for governor, believing that a change made in the state's term limits law while Henry was in office doesn't apply to him.

Chairman Wallace Collins said Thursday he asked the former two-term governor if he planned to run against Republican Gov. Mary Fallin next year. He said Henry didn't confirm or deny any plans but told Collins he would be eligible for a third term.

Telephone messages left at Henry's Norman office Wednesday and Thursday were not returned.

The Shawnee Democrat served two consecutive terms as Oklahoma's governor from 2002 to 2010. At that time, the Oklahoma Constitution prohibited governors from serving "more than two times in succession."

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