Thursday, February 27, 2020

Roll Call: Jim Inhofe to announce reelection plans on March 6th


From RollCall.com:
Inhofe to announce reelection decision in March

Senate Armed Services Chairman James M. Inhofe on Monday said he will announce March 6 whether he will seek a fifth term.

An aviation enthusiast, the Oklahoma Republican has said for years that as long as he can fly a plane upside down, he will continue to run for reelection. Candidates in Oklahoma have until April 10 to register to seek public office.

“When you chair, arguably, the most significant committee in the United States Senate, once you are a candidate you are not looked at as the chairman as much as you are a candidate, and we have a lot to do,” Inhofe said. “There are a lot of people that are going to be running against me, if I make that decision.”
You can read the rest of the Roll Call article here.

Senator Inhofe will turn 86 two weeks after the November 2020 general election, putting him at age 91 if he served another full term in the U.S. Senate, where he has been since 1994.

Back in December, the Muskogee Politico Insiders Panel discussed rumors over Sen. Inhofe's reelection plans, or lack thereof. You can read that fascinating commentary at this link. If Inhofe opts against running for a fifth full term, it will shake up the Oklahoma political scene. You can bet on a tremendous shuffle of candidates and incumbents up and down the ballot to be the aftermath of a retirement announcement, if that's what ends up being the case.

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