Mullin Wins Republican Nominee For US Senate Seat
News 9 - August 23, 2022 11:06 pm
Rep. Markwayne Mullin
OKLAHOMA CITY –
The Republican nominee for an open U.S. Senate seat has a winner.
Markwayne Mullin is the winner of a runoff race that continued thanks to neither candidate garnering 50 percent of the vote back on June 28.
During the June election, Mullin and Shannon were the top two vote-getters by percentage out of 13 total candidates.
Mullin, who earned the endorsement of former President Donald Trump, was the most popular candidate by percentage back in June. He has served as a U.S. Representative since 2013.
According to News 9 and News On 6 reporter Jonathan Cooper, Shannon called Mullin to congratulate him on his runoff victory.
Shannon, Oklahoma’s first Black Speaker of the House, is in his second race for a U.S. Senate. He previously ran for Tom Coburn’s Senate seat after he announced his retirement in 2014.
The U.S. Senate seat came open after longtime Senator Jim Inhofe announced his intention to retire from Capitol Hill at the end of this year. Inhofe has been a U.S. Senator since 1994.
Mullin will face Democrat and former U.S. Representative Kendra Horn in the Nov. 8 general election.
Meanwhile, Madison Horn defeated Jason Bollinger in a Democratic U.S. Senate runoff race.
Madison Horn will face incumbent U.S. Senator James Lankford in November.