As quoted in the Tulsa World, Coburn offered a blunt "no" when asked about the VP post. Coburn continued, referring to his Senate career as a quasi-religious "calling."
"Let me put this to bed," Coburn added. "I'm old enough to know what I've been called to do."
Running for vice president, he said, is not it.
"I was called to run for the U.S. Senate," he said.