As state Sen. Andrew Rice resigns, Rep. Al McAffrey launches his Senate campaign.
News Clifton Adcock
First elected in 2006, state Sen. Andrew Rice, D-Oklahoma City
(pictured), said he is resigning in January 2012 to support his wife.
Dr. Apple Newman Rice, who practices medicine, had a career opportunity
arise with a private health group in Nashville, Tenn., the legislator
Two candidates square off Tuesday to fill the Senate seat vacated by Andrew Rice.
News Amy Lester
The two candidates vying for former state Sen. Andrew Rice’s vacated
seat hope voters will take notice. Oklahoma voters don’t usually pay
much attention to special elections; the last one that involved a Senate
seat drew only 8 percent of registered voters.
Former state senator Andrew Rice is back in OKC, this time as head of the Variety Care Foundation.
News Mark Beutler
Less than a year ago, Oklahoma lost one of its rising young political
stars when former state Sen. Andrew Rice announced he was leaving. The
twoterm senator had been the Senate’s Democratic leader and in 2008 lost
a hard-fought race against U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe.