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A Possible Imminent Republican Retirement in the Senate?


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Jonathan Martin of the New York Times reports a rumor that Jim Inhofe, the conservative stalwart from Oklahoma, may resign soon from the Senate, although Martin says that Inhofe would try to stay through the end of the year.

For now, this is just a rumor, but Inhofe is 87 years old, the fourth oldest member of the Senate behind Dianne Feinstein, Richard Shelby, and Chuck Grassley. Shelby is retiring this year, as is 81-year-old Patrick Leahy, the next oldest. Grassley is running for reelection this November. Feinstein, who turns 89 in June, is up for reelection in 2024 and not expected to run again. At a certain age, decisions get out of your hands.:snip:

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Oklahoma Rep. Markwayne Mullin slated to announce Senate bid Friday

Oklahoma Republican Rep. Markwayne Mullin is slated to throw his name in the hat for the race to succeed Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe in the upper chamber, two sources familiar with his plans confirmed to the Washington Examiner.

The decision comes amid reports that Inhofe, 87, is expected to announce his retirement plans Friday. The senator would step down before the conclusion of his term, triggering a special election.:snip:

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