Jim Inhofe’s term to become the Oklahoma GOP nominee in the Senate special election, defeating former Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon to fill CNN projects.
Mullins was endorsed by former President Donald Trump and will likely win the general election this fall, then take office when Inhofe resigns in January and will serve until 2027.
He will face former Democratic Representative Kendra Horn, who was unopposed for his party’s nomination.
Mullin, who represented Oklahoma’s Second Congressional District, led the first round with 44% of the vote, and this was preceded by his endorsement of former President Trump.
Mullin’s campaign website highlighted his support for the former president, saying, “In Congress, he fought liberals trying to stop President Trump.” Shannon promised to “fight for America’s first agenda” on his campaign website, describing him as a “conservative Oklahoman who believes in the power of capitalism and going all-in for America.”