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Attorney challenging special US Senate election refiles case


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An attorney seeking to stop a special election for a soon-to-be-vacant U.S. Senate seat in Oklahoma has refiled his lawsuit in federal court.

Enid attorney Stephen Jones argues the special election called by the governor to fill U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe's seat is improper because the seat has not yet been formally vacated.

Inhofe, 87, the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced earlier this year that he plans to resign in January, just two years into his six-year term. He quickly endorsed his longtime chief of staff, Luke Holland, in the race...

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