Today we celebrate a very special victory—our biggest to date—in the state of Oklahoma!
Last night, Jim Bridenstine, a two-time American Majority trainee, defeated Congressman John Sullivan—a five-term incumbent—in Oklahoma’s District 1 primary by a whopping 8 percentage points, after being outspent four-to-one.
Jim Bridenstine is like millions of American citizens – a family man, a member of the Navy Reserves, and a fiscal conservative concerned about his country. Most importantly, he was not involved in politics until about a year ago. That’s when he felt the call to represent his community in the U.S. House of Representatives.
His first move after deciding to run for office? Attending an American Majority training with his entire staff – twice.
A year later, after applying what he and his staff learned from American Majority, Jim was coasting to a shocking victory over a five-term incumbent.
Now, more than ever, we need principled individuals like Jim to stand up and speak out for fiscal responsibility, limited government, and accountable leadership. Jim’s opponent, John Sullivan, was a five-term Congressman with a reputation as a follower. His constituents wanted bold, principled representation, and they proved it last night by voting him out.
Now, after Jim’s 4,000 vote victory over Sullivan, he is in a position to return accountability and genuine leadership to his district, his state, and his constituents.
Jim and his staff deserve full credit for this astounding win, and American Majority is proud and honored to have been a part of his journey from a politically uninvolved citizen to a likely member of the United States House of Representatives.
Jim went on to win the general election in November with 63.5 percent of the vote! Congratulations Congressman Bridenstine!