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April 16, 2009

Coburn retirement watch

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) raised only $17,000 in the first three months of the year and banked just $57,000 in his campaign account, totals that will raise speculation that he won’t run for reelection.

Coburn, never known for his fundraising strength, recently told the Tulsa World that he is still undecided whether he’ll seek a second term.

In an interview with the paper this week, Coburn said that he was “undecided” whether he would seek a second term.

“I’m not playing games,” he said Tuesday. “I really haven’t decided.”

The Tulsa World also reported that Coburn told his constituents at a town hall meeting he didn’t care whether he was reelected or not.

“Being a doctor is more fun,” Coburn said.