Rep. Markwayne Mullin wins in Republican Oklahoma Senate primary

Mullin won the race with 64.0% of the vote

Updated: August 23, 2022 - 9:01pm

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Rep. Markwayne Mullin claimed victory in the Oklahoma Republican Senate primary Tuesday and will move on to the November general election.

Mullin won the race with 64.0% of the vote, according to the Associated Press.

The winner of the general election in November will succeed retiring Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe, who has served in the Senate since 1994. His current term ends in January of 2027, though he has announced he will retire before it expires.

Mullin faced off against former state Speaker of the House T.W. Shannon after both cleared the initial primary and proceeded to a runoff election. Mullin has served in Congress since 2013 while Shannon left the state legislature in 2015 and previously challenged then-Rep. James Lankford in a special election for the Senate.

The winner of the primary is heavily favored to claim the Senate seat as Oklahoma trends overwhelmingly toward the Republican Party.

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