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Watts says he will not run for governor

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Former Congressman J.C. Watts says he will not run for governor of Oklahoma in 2010.

Watts issued a statement today saying his current business and contractual obligations make it impossible for him to run at this time.

Watts had been considering seeking the Republican nomination. Rep. Mary Fallin and state Sen. Randy Brogdon are already in the race with Fallin considered the front-runner.

On the Democratic side, Lt. Gov. Jari Askins has announced and Attorney General Drew Edmondson has been raising funds and is expected to officially declare his candidacy by Labor Day.

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