Coburn Endorses Doak, Criticizes Holland
Senator Tom Coburn today endorsed fellow Republican John Doak in the race for insurance commissioner.
"Unfortunately, the race for Insurance Commissioner has turned negative with misleading accusations made against Doak by his opponent," Coburn said.
"It is disappointing to see the Holland campaign has resumed running deceptive television ads against Doak, attempting to portray him as someone who has used shady business practices to skip out on paying past business taxes, when that is not the truth.
"The fact is that John Doak earlier this year did not pay on time a minimal $25 annual filing fee associated with his business, but he did pay the fee within ten days after it was due and restored the matter in question.
"My father taught me that a half truth is a whole lie, and it is unfortunate that the Holland campaign has resorted to this desperate tactic in an attempt to deceive Oklahoma voters.
“John Doak is a well-respected businessman with solid credentials," Coburn said. "He opposes ObamaCare and has the leadership skills, experience and conservative values needed to lead the Oklahoma Insurance Department with integrity.”
Doak is a plaintiff in the Oklahoma lawsuit that challenges the constitutionality of the ObamaCare mandates.
Doak's campaign today also released their own poll showing Doak with a 16 percent lead over incumbent Kim Holland. The recent Oklahoma Poll showed Holland with a two percent lead, indicating the race is a dead heat.