Scott Pruitt files for U.S. Senate seat in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt filed his candidacy for the U.S. Senate on Friday.

Pruitt served as Oklahoma’s attorney general from 2011 to 2017, and was then selected by former President Donald Trump to be the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

He resigned from the EPA after one year on the job. At the time, Pruitt was under investigation for misappropriated funds.

Pruitt is running as a Republican for U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe’s seat. Inhofe announced in February his plan for retire at the end of the current Congressional term. Inhofe is endorsing his former chief of staff, Luke Holland.

U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin has also thrown his hat in the ring for the Republican nomination. Oklahoma Congresswoman Kendra Horn will run as a Democrat for Inhofe’s seat.

Pruitt is a registered voter in Tulsa.