Inhofe wins Oklahoma GOP Senate primary

Inhofe wins Oklahoma GOP Senate primary
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Sen. Jim InhofeJames (Jim) Mountain InhofeLincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad Republicans fear backlash over Trump's threatened veto on Confederate names Senate rejects Paul proposal on withdrawing troops from Afghanistan MORE (R) won Oklahoma's Republican Senate primary on Tuesday, leaving him well placed to get reelected for a sixth term in November in the safe red state.

Inhofe, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, defeated three other Republicans, leading with 72 percent of the vote with 1 percent of precincts reporting, according to the Associated Press.

He will be the heavy favorite to win reelection in November after last winning by about 40 points. He will face  journalist and attorney Abby Broyles.

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The race is rated as "solid Republican" by The Cook Political Report.

Oklahoma postponed its primaries from April 7 to June 30 due to the coronavirus.