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      Senate Conservatives Fund: Lankford not conservative enough for Oklahoma

      In a Nov. 13, 2013 file photo, Rep. James Lankford, R-Okla. holds a tablet displaying the healthcare.gov website as he questions Obama administration technology officials about problems with implementation of the Obamacare healthcare program. (AP Photo)

      The Senate Conservatives Fund announced it will not back an Oklahoma Republican aiming for Senator Tom Coburn's seat because of his voting record.

      Oklahoma Representative James Lankford will announce his intentions later Monday afternoon for Senator Tom Coburn's seat in the U.S. Senate. He's expected to seek the election but he won't have a key group supporting him.

      The Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) says Lankford's voting history will prevent support from them.

      "We won't support Congressman Lankford's bid for the Senate because of his past votes to increase the debt limit, raise taxes, and fund Obamacare," said SCF Executive Director Matt Hoskins. "We have reviewed his record and it's clear that conservatives cannot count on him to fight for their principles."

      The SCF sites a number of Lankford's voting history that includes raising the debt limit, funding Obamacare, and supporting the Ryan-Murray budget agreement.

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