For the first time since statehood, voters are picking both of the US Senate seats to represent Oklahoma in Washington, DC.
We already knew incumbent Jim Inhofe was going to seek reelection, but things got exciting a year ago when Tom Coburn decided to retire with two years left on his term.
KOSU’s Michael Cross reports this opened a seat, many didn’t expect until 2016.
When Dr. Coburn announced plans to step down from his Senate position, the race to fill it began.
By April, seven Republicans, three Democrats and an Independent filed to run.