OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With Republican U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn retiring with two years left on his term, both of Oklahoma's U.S. Senate seats will be on the ballot in 2014.
Republican U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe filed for another six-year term in office on Wednesday, the first of a three-day filing period for candidates in Oklahoma. The 79-year-old Inhofe is expected to face at least one challenger, Democrat Matt Silverstein of Bixby.
But it's the two-year term for Coburn's open seat that is drawing the most candidates.
Among those who filed for Coburn's seat Wednesday are Democratic state Sen. Connie Johnson of Oklahoma City, and Republicans Jason Weger of Norman and Kevin Crow of Chickasha.
Several more Republicans and Democrats are expected to file for the post over the next three days.