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House District 85

State Rep. Cyndi Munson walks door-to-door in Nichols Hills, Okla. as she campaigns for reelection.
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Sue Campbell and her husband David stand under a tree at a dog park along a busy highway near Lake Hefner. Their dog is here, too — a 3-year-old ball of furry energy named Louie.

“Louie is a miniature schnauzer and Staffordshire terrier mix,” Sue said.

Oklahoma Democrats picked up a historically Republican seat in the state House after Cyndi Munson defeated GOP nominee Chip Carter in Tuesday’s special election.

The seat opened after the April death of state Rep. David Dank. Munson earned nearly 54 percent of the vote Tuesday. She lost to Dank by a similar 56-44 margin in 2014.