Jim Inhofe

Poll: Pair Of Candidates Stand Out In Race To Replace Sen. Jim Inhofe

A current Congressman and a former state speaker of the House are atop polling for the United States Senate seat to be vacated by Jim Inhofe in Jan. 2023. A News 9 / News On 6 poll of 306 likely GOP primary voters showed Rep. Markwayne Mullin with 38.3% support and former Speaker T.W. Shannon at 16.4%, well ahead of the 11 other candidates for U.S. Senate. Those candidates include Nathan Dahm (5.6%), Scott Pruitt (3.3%), Luke Holland (2.8%), Adam Holley (.9%), Randy Grellner (.9%), Laura Moreno (.2%), Alex Gray (0%), Jessica Garrison (0%), John Thompkins (0%), Michael Coibion (0%), Paul Royse (0%).
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Sens. James Lankford, Jim Inhofe vote against confirming Ketanji Brown Jackson to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. James Lankford and Jim Inhofe voted against confirming Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court on Thursday. "Today, I voted against confirming Judge Jackson to the Supreme Court," Inhofe said in a statement. "While I believe that Judge Jackson is a fine person, her record lends itself to an all but certain future of judicial activism. This, coupled with her evasiveness during the hearings and staunch support from abortion advocates, disqualify her from serving on the high court. President Biden appears intent on going down in history as our nation's most far-left president — the confirmation of Judge Jackson has only solidified this sad truth."

Opinion: Jim Inhofe: Who is Oklahoma

Disregarding the Stephen Jones suit on procedural grounds – It was thought to take a moment to put some thought into the retirement of Oklahoma’s great defender and champion in the US Senate, Jim Inhofe, and his implied replacement along with those who would like to replace him if not in any particular instance.

Oklahoma Supreme Court hears arguments in Jim Inhofe special election challenge

The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Wednesday heard oral arguments in a case challenging the timing of the special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Jim Inhofe. Enid attorney Stephen Jones argues that because Inhofe hasn't officially resigned yet, although he's announced his intent to retire next year, Gov. Kevin Stitt was premature in setting a special U.S. Senate election to coincide with this year's regularly scheduled elections.

That's one fewer aspirant to succeed retiring Sen. Jim Inhofe: Oklahoma Rep. Kevin Hern isn't expected to run, per a Republican familiar with the situation.

A spokesperson for Hern’s office did not immediately return a request for comment. "Putin and his oligarchs stow their dirty money in rule-of-law nations by purchasing mansions, mega-yachts, artwork, and other high-value assets. We ought to seize those ill-gotten luxuries and put them to use helping the Ukrainian people."