Come January 2023, Republican Jim Inhofe will not represent Oklahoma in the United States Senate for the first time since 1994. The 87-year-old's retirement at the end of this session will pave the way for his successor.
Rob Chambers, vice president of AFA Action, says that will likely be U.S. Representative Markwayne Mullin (pictured), who handily won Tuesday's GOP Senate primary over T.W. Shannon.
Considering that AFA Action's iVoterGuide rates Mullin as a "verified conservative" and Shannon as "leans conservative," Chambers believes Republican voters made a definitive statement on Tuesday.
"It really shows us the type of candidate that Oklahoma voters are looking for," the analyst submits. "It gives us an indication that the voters in Oklahoma are, what I would say, verified conservative -- at least conservative or conservative leaning."
So, Chambers sees little chance of Democratic nominee Kendra Horn beating Mullin in November.
"I think that's a statistical improbability," he tells AFN. "That's not going to happen."
Chambers also points out that Markwayne Mullin, the candidate endorsed by Donald Trump, was "another win" for the former president in the Republican primaries.
Editor's Note: AFA Action is an affiliate of the American Family Association, the parent organization of the American Family News Network, which operates AFN.net.