A former top Trump national security official is jumping into the race for outgoing Sen. James Inhofe’s (R-Okla.) seat, adding to what is expected to be a crowded GOP field.
Alex Gray, who served as the National Security Council chief of staff, announced on Tuesday that he is launching a bid for the Oklahoma seat and has already received the endorsement of former acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell.
“The current 50-50 split in the Senate is terrifying, and we must keep the seats we have and add additional ones in the 2022 election cycle. Republicans in the Senate are the last line of defense against court-packing, the green new deal, radical liberal judges, and 40 year-high inflation under the Biden administration,” Gray said in a statement.
“I was honored to serve President Trump every day of his presidency in the White House, and I will continue President Trump’s America First mission in the Senate and fight for the same conservative policies that helped our country prosper under his leadership,” he continued. “I am looking forward to introducing myself to the people of Oklahoma and sharing our vision not only for Oklahoma but our country’s future.”
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