Sen. James InhofeJames (Jim) Mountain InhofeOvernight Defense & National Security — Presented by Raytheon Technologies — Biden backtracks on Taiwan GOP lawmakers worry vaccine mandate will impact defense supply chain Top GOP senators want joint review of Afghan visa process MORE (R-Okla.) endorsed Republican presidential candidate John Kasich, Kasich's campaign announced on Wednesday.
“Out of the three still in the race for president, John is my guy," Inhofe said in a news release.
Inhofe said he served with Kasich in Congress when Kasich "spearheaded the effort to balance the federal budget" and helped former President Ronald Reagan "enact his national security agenda."
"During this time, I also attended a weekly Bible study with him for eight years. You learn a lot about a person when you attend a Bible study together, so I can tell you personally that he is a man of his word. When he talked, people listened," Inhofe said in the statement.
"Now the country is listening to his message of optimism and results. That’s refreshing. I’m proud to stand by his side as we spread this message to voters in the weeks ahead.”
Kasich, who is governor of Ohio, called it an "incredible honor" to have Inhofe's support.
"Jim is a role model to several generations of conservatives, and I trust his expertise and judgment implicitly," Kasich said in a statement.
"He knows Oklahoma voters better than just about anyone, so it’s a major win to have him in our corner going forward.”
Inhofe had previously endorsed Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioHillicon Valley — TikTok, Snapchat seek to distance themselves from Facebook Rubio calls for federal investigation into Amazon employee benefits Senate GOP campaign arm outraises Democratic counterpart in September MORE, who dropped out of the race Tuesday night after he lost in his home state of Florida.