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Randy Brogdon Announces Plans To Challenge Mary Fallin In GOP Race For Oklahoma Governor

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Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin talks to the media following the launch of the fourth annual Feeding Oklahoma Food Drive in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. A former two-term Republican congresswoman, Fallin says she understands the frustration of Republicans in Congress over the federal health care law, but urged Congress to pass a long-term budget resolution and "get its act in order." (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

Former Oklahoma state Sen. Randy Brogdon (R) announced his plans to run for governor of the Sooner State, posing the first GOP challenge to current Gov. Mary Fallin.

On Wednesday, Brogdon said on his website he will file the necessary paperwork to run for governor in 2014, saying he believes "Constitutional Conservative leadership is needed in the Governor’s office."

"Government is too big and too powerful and we all know it. It spends too much, borrows too much, taxes too much, regulates too much and snoops too much," Brogdon wrote. "We are in the fight of our lives for liberty, and I feel morally obligated to lead that fight on behalf of Oklahoma families."

Brogdon lost to Fallin in the 2010 GOP gubernatorial primary. He went on to endorse his former rival despite earlier criticisms of her "liberal compromises."

Fallin kicked off her reelection campaign in October.

To read Brogdon's full announcement on his run for governor, go here.

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