The Race for Mayor

Tulsa, OK – State's 2 senators endorse Bartlett in Tulsa race

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma's two U.S. senators, who are both Republicans, have endorsed the GOP candidate in the upcoming Tulsa mayoral race.

Sens. Jim Inhofe and Tom Coburn both issued prepared statements Saturday in support of Dewey Bartlett Jr., who is on the Nov. 10 ballot opposite Democrat Tom Adelson and independents Mark Perkins and Lawrence Kirkpatrick.

Bartlett is a former Tulsa city councilor and president of Keener Oil and Gas. The senators say Bartlett would use conservative principles to govern Tulsa.

Inhofe, a former Tulsa mayor, says Bartlett can "lead the city in creating an environment for citizens to pursue opportunities for growth and prosperity."

Coburn says Bartlett's volunteerism and civic involvement show his love of Tulsa.


Information from: Tulsa World,