Hern, Shannon, Holland, Mullin, Pinnell, & Wesselhoft are confirmed or speculative names in the rush to fill an unexpired term in the U.S. Senate.
On Thursday, James Inhofe announced the end of his service in elective office. He's currently the 'godfather' of the Oklahoma delegation in the nation's capitol. He said he intends to spend more time with his family.
By Friday, he'd already announced his endorsement of his own chief-of-staff, Luke Holland.
If you're asking; "Who is Luke Holland?", you're certainly not alone. Holland has been a staffer for Inhofe for about a dozen years, and is probably more familiar to those inside the DC beltway, than to those in Oklahoma. Holland was a student at the University of Arkansas when Inhofe's daughter introduced him to her father. He's a bachelor from Bartlesville, now residing in Tulsa.