OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — State Sen. Clark Jolley is announcing whether he'll join the race for the 5th District U.S. House seat being vacated by Republican Congressman James Lankford.
Jolley has scheduled a news conference for 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Oklahoma History Center, the same spot where Lankford announced he is running for the open U.S. Senate seat. Jolley could not immediately be reached for comment.
Jolley's announcement is the latest in a series since U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn sent a shock wave through the Sooner State's Republican Party when he announced last week he would forego his final two years in office.
Jolley is the latest on a list of GOP contenders that includes Corporation Commissioner Patrice Douglas, former state Rep. Shane Jett, and former state Sen. and Army vet Steve Russell.