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Inhofe will seek reelection

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, file photo U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., gives a speech at the Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial & Museum, in Oklahoma City. Quarterly campaign reports for U.S. House and Senate candidates are due Monday, giving an early glimpse at the financial footing of Oklahoma's incumbents and names of possible challengers. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File) U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) in 2011. (Sue Ogrocki/AP)

Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), who had yet to commit to running for reelection, said Wednesday that he will seek another term in 2014.

“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 said on KRMG radio. "I just can’t bail out now.”

The seat was not likely to be in play even if Inhofe had retired, given that Oklahoma is arguably the nation's reddest state these days and features an all-GOP congressional delegation.

 

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix.

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