Inhofe to seek re-election
August 7th, 2013
11:04 AM ET
12 months ago

Inhofe to seek re-election

(CNN) - Republican James Inhofe, the senior senator from Oklahoma, announced Wednesday that he will seek re-election next year.

Inhofe made the announcement on KRMG, a Tulsa, Oklahoma radio station.

KRMG quoted Inhofe as making the decision to run again hours after President Obama won reelection in November of last year.

"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," Inhofe told KRMG. "I just can't bail out now."

The three-term senator won the general election in 2008 with 57% of the vote.


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soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. Thomas

    Would somebody pleas tell this freak the world is round !

    August 7, 2013 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  2. rs

    Another small problem for the GOP's re-imaging program.

    August 7, 2013 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  3. just sayin

    good... another safe republican seat.

    August 7, 2013 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  4. Rick McDaniel

    Obama is absolutely the worst thing to happen to America, since Lincoln.

    August 7, 2013 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  5. Rudy NYC

    That quote of him is crazy talk. Four more years? Dude, it will only be two more years in 2014. They're talking crazy, but it is what the right wing is focused on I'm telling you....they're making sure that Pres. Obama does not get a third term. Crazy.

    August 7, 2013 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  6. it must be said

    This will help ensure that Mitch is the next Senate majority leader. Thank you!

    August 7, 2013 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  7. Sniffit

    "Would somebody pleas tell this freak the world is round !"

    No way...it's McConnell's all the way down!!!!

    August 7, 2013 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  8. Fair is Fair

    Rudy NYC

    That quote of him is crazy talk. Four more years? Dude, it will only be two more years in 2014. They're talking crazy, but it is what the right wing is focused on I'm telling you....they're making sure that Pres. Obama does not get a third term. Crazy.
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    He was quoted as saying that "hours after Obama won re-election in Novermber of last year".

    You should try READING. It's fundamental, ya know.

    August 7, 2013 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  9. rs

    Rick McDaniel

    Obama is absolutely the worst thing to happen to America, since Lincoln.
    _____________________________
    And thatwierd disassociated statement has what to do with this conversation? The Right hates America, the government and Obama- we all get that now. Please adjust you tin foil hat and play somewhere else.

    August 7, 2013 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  10. Rudy NYC

    Fair is Fair wrote:

    "That quote of him is crazy talk. Four more years? Dude, it will only be two more years in 2014. They're talking crazy, but it is what the right wing is focused on I'm telling you....they're making sure that Pres. Obama does not get a third term. Crazy."

    He was quoted as saying that "hours after Obama won re-election in Novermber of last year". You should try READING. It's fundamental, ya know.
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    "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," Inhofe told KRMG. "I just can't bail out now."

    What was that you said about reading? I even cited "four years" in my post, Fair. I can't even give you a "nice try" for this one.

    August 7, 2013 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  11. Randy, San Francisco

    Sen Inhofe is just another angry old white man of the Republican/Tea Party who won't step aside. Time for the GOP to join the 21st century.

    August 7, 2013 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  12. Wake up People!

    He has this sewn up. He fits the bill to a T.

    1. White male with an R after his name.
    2. He hates Obama.

    He's in like Flynn.....

    August 7, 2013 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  13. PaulCat

    Maybe Inhofe should retire now. After Obama, we're going to have Hillary for the next 8 years.

    August 7, 2013 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  14. Thomas

    @Rick McDaniel
    Obama is absolutely the worst thing to happen to America, since Lincoln.
    =====

    Rick McDaniel / Rand Paul 2016
    Care Packages For Confederate Solders .

    August 7, 2013 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  15. Sniffit

    "Obama is absolutely the worst thing to happen to America, since Lincoln."

    Yeah! How dare someone stop slavery and the dissolution of the union!!!! That's downright awful!

    We get it...we all know what underlies and is the core, driving force behind the 5 years of right wing freak-out tantrum we've been subjected to. You can just come out and say it. Don't beat around the bush and stay in the closet. Be all you can be. Say it loud and say it proud. You guys are, unfortunately, who you are.

    August 7, 2013 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  16. onlyfacts

    Another really deep comment from Rick McDaniel. Can you name two specific reasons why you think Obama is "the worst thing to happen to America since Lincoln"? You'd disagree with Obama if he said you have a brain! This story is about Inhofe. Even if you're a Republican from OK and believe the 3 out of 100 skeptical climate scientists, you should vote this guy out. He takes big money from big oil to benefit them and himself, not you. Look it up! (opencongress.org)He writes books and gets rich instead of looking out for your best interests. Why would you want a Senator that is a crook?

    August 7, 2013 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  17. Fair is Fair

    "We get it...we all know what underlies and is the core, driving force behind the 5 years of right wing freak-out tantrum we've been subjected to. You can just come out and say it. Don't beat around the bush and stay in the closet. Be all you can be. Say it loud and say it proud. You guys are, unfortunately, who you are."
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    You paint with a very broad brush, Counselor. You get away with that in court?

    August 7, 2013 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |