Oklahoma Sen. Inhofe Announces He’s Running For Re-Election

AP

Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe (R) announced on KRMG Wednesday that he’ll be running for re-election in 2014.

Inhofe told the radio station that he decided to launch a bid to keep his seat immediately after the 2012 presidential election, when he realized there would be more work for him to do in the Senate during a second Obama term.

“I went home and I talked to my wife and I said you know we’ve got a serious problem here, we’re going to have this guy around for four more years,” he said. “I just can’t bail out now.”

The Oklahoma senator told KRMG that he’d focus on vital funding for the military, cutting back on Environmental Protection Agency restrictions, and making federal land available for energy exploration.

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