Sen. Coburn: the Moment for Reform Has Arrived

For Republicans, the Moment for Reform Has Arrived

By Sen. Tom Coburn

“For Republicans, the most important question leading into November is not how many seats we might gain, but what will we do if we gain them. Having lived through the rise and fall of the 1994 Republican Revolution I’m convinced that if the Republican Party does not reform itself this time, it will die. It will no longer exist and I won’t be a part of it.

“Our mandate, should we gain seats, will be simple: stop wasteful spending and slow the growth of government. Call it the contract to live within our means. Republicans can set three core priorities around this mandate that will bolster the party’s credibility far beyond November.”

Read Sen. Coburn’s three core priorities at Real Clear Politics.