Cherokee Citizen, Rep. Markwayne Mullin, Wins GOP Nomination for US Senate in Oklahoma
August 24, 2022
U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), a tribal citizen of the Cherokee Nation, is poised to become the first Native American Senator since Colorado Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell retired in 2005.
Mullin has clinched the Republican nomination for the open U.S. Senate seat in Oklahoma. The five-term congressman beat former Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon on Tuesday in a runoff that was necessary because neither candidate received 50 percent of the vote in the June primary.
Current incumbent Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) announced in February he would resign his seat, which set up the special election.