Will Brogdon jump into the Senate race?
TULSA (AP) Oklahoma politicos, campaign operatives and members of Randy Brogdon's own party remained stymied Thursday in their efforts to learn what the former Republican state lawmaker will do during the 2014 campaign: jump into a lively U.S. Senate race or sit it out.
For his part, Brogdon's kept mum on his plans. So have his people.
Since Christmas, Brogdon has switched his campaign website from one trumpeting a 2014 gubernatorial bid to one promoting a run for the U.S. Senate. But neither Brogdon nor the site have informed curious voters which of two open Senate seats he's seeking or when he might make a formal announcement.
Some political experts say they aren't surprised by the moves, and former colleagues say no one can predict what Brogdon will do next.
"When it comes to Randy Brogdon, it's a hard thing to explain or understand," said Richard Johnson, chairman of the political science department at Oklahoma City University. "I usually look at Brogdon as being conservative; certainly not an establishment candidate by any means.