Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe appeared headed for an easy primary victory over three little-known foes Tuesday in his bid for re-election to a third term.Inhofe, 73, was getting more than 80 percent of the vote in early balloting. In the Democratic primary, 35-year-old state Sen. Andrew Rice was getting about 59 percent against Jim Rogers, a perennial candidate.
Incumbent Republican Rep. John Sullivan of the 1st Congressional District and Democrat Dan Boren of the 2nd Congressional District also seemed headed toward comfortable victories.
Inhofe, a supporter of the war in Iraq, went to the Senate in 1994 after Democrat David Boren left to become a university president.
He is considered one of the most conservative members of the Senate and drew the ire of environmentalists for calling man-made global warning a hoax.
– The Associated Press