Inhofe heading to his first home state to help Rubio
by Chris Casteel

WASHINGTON _ The Inhofe family connection to Iowa goes back more than a century, when members of the clan left Germany and settled in the Cass County towns of Cumberland and Anita.

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe was born in Iowa and lived there until his father moved the family briefly to Illinois and then to Oklahoma _ Tulsa, to be exact. The 81-year-old Republican has been there ever since.

He is returning to the state of his birth on Monday to urge Iowans to cast their GOP presidential caucus ballot for Sen. Marco Rubio, a 44-year-old Cuban American from Miami.

“It’ll be kind of fun,” Inhofe said Sunday, after describing his task for the Cedar Rapids polling place as giving the same speech every few minutes for three hours.

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