"Senator Inhofe is not only a former Tulsa mayor, he is the senior member of Oklahoma's Republican congressional delegation.
"Senator Inhofe is the ideal leader to kick-off our campaign to bring Republicans and conservative Democrats together so can keep a fiscal conservative in charge of City Hall, balance our budget and stay focused on priorities like public safety and street maintenance."
Following is the statement released by U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe:
“I'm pleased to endorse Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett for re-election.
As a former mayor of Tulsa, I know that it matters whether you are a conservative or a liberal in managing our city.
Mayor Bartlett is the only conservative in this race, and I know him to be a man of integrity. He has balanced our city's budget and added police officers onto our streets.
Tulsa is headed in the right direction and Mayor Barttlett deserves to be re-elected.
While this may be a non-partisan election, there is a very clear choice. Mayor Bartlett's conservative values shape his leadership and values. He knows we shouldn't spend money we don't have, we should balance our budget and should focus resources on public safety and core government functions.
It may not be glitzy or glamorous but it's common sense, and that's why I'm endorsing Mayor Bartlett.”