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Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.)


Biography
Political Highlights: Okla. House, 1967-69; Okla. Senate, 1969-77; Republican nominee for governor, 1974; Republican nominee for U.S. House, 1976; mayor of Tulsa, 1978-84; defeated for re-election as mayor of Tulsa, 1984; U.S. House, 1987-94; U.S. Senate, 1994-present
Born: Nov. 17, 1934; Des Moines, Iowa
Residence: Tulsa
Religion: Presbyterian
Family: Wife, Kay Inhofe; four children (one deceased)
Education: U. of Tulsa, B.A. 1973
Military Service: Army, 1957-58
Start of Service: Elected: 1994 (3rd full term)
Committee Assignments: Armed Services; Environment & Public Works (Oversight - Ranking Member; Superfund, Toxics & Environmental Health; Transportation & Infrastructure; Water & Wildlife)

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2008generalJames Inhofe (R) 763,37556.7
Andrew Rice (D) 527,73639.2
Stephen Wallace (I) 55,7084.1
2002generalJames Inhofe (R) 583,57957.3
David Walters (D) 369,78936.3
James Germalic (I) 65,0566.4
1996generalJames Inhofe (R) 670,61056.7
Jim Boren (D) 474,16240.1
Bill Maguire (I) 15,0921.3
Agnes Regier (LIBERT) 14,5951.2
Chris Nedbalek (I) 8,6910.7
1992generalJames Inhofe (R) 119,21152.8
John Selph (D) 106,61947.2
1990generalJames Inhofe (R) 75,61856.0
Kurt Glassco (D) 59,52144.0
1988generalJames Inhofe (R) 103,45853.0
Kurt Glassco (D) 93,10147.0
1986generalJames Inhofe (R) 78,91955.0
Gary Allison (D) 61,66343.0
Roll Call Vitals

2014 Race Rating

(District: OK-B)
 
Safe Republican


See Also:

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38th

Oklahoma is 38th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

10,547

Twitter Followers (@InhofePress)

77th

Sen. James M. Inhofe has the 77th most Sunday talk show appearances amongst members of Congress.


Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.











Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.