Sen. Jim Inhofe, recovering from heart surgery, among legislators in Tulsa for mayoral announcement

TULSA - Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Moore, is one of 23 Oklahoma legislators expected to gather in Tulsa Thursday night for an announcement concerning the city's upcoming mayoral election.

The event, which is set for 5:15 p.m. at the Tulsa Press Club, will be the first public appearance for the 78-year-old Inhofe since he underwent quadruple bypass surgery Oct. 5.

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The senator is slated to provide opening remarks and will be introducing House Majority Leader Pam Peterson and Oklahoma Senate Pro Tempore Brian Bingman. Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Tulsa, might also be in attendance.

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The Tulsa mayoral race involves a pair of local politicians familiar with the job -- Dewey Bartlett, who has held the position since 2009, and Kathy Taylor, the city's mayor from 2006 to 2009.

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