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Oklahoma primary runoff

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In this episode of Capitol Insider, KGOU’s Dick Pryor and eCapitol’s Shawn Ashley discuss the results of the August 28 primary runoff. More incumbents were defeated, but looking at non-legislative races complicates the picture. Plus, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Drew Edmondson ramps up his campaign for the general election, hoping to sway Republicans who voted for Mick Cornett in the primary runoff.

 

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"I Voted" stickers are seen at Oklahoma County Election Commission offices.
Whitney Bryen / Oklahoma Watch

If there is one thing clear about Tuesday’s primary runoff election, it’s that voters and observers are in for a record level of suspense.

Voters wait in line at a polling station in Oklahoma City on Tuesday.
Whitney Bryen / Oklahoma Watch

Tuesday’s primary elections settled some lingering questions but raised a host of others.

In a historic vote, voters in one of the nation’s most conservative states indicated a readiness to legalize medical marijuana. And Oklahoma’s Republican voters decided that their choice for the next leader of the state will come down to former Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett and Tulsa businessman Kevin Stitt.

State Results In The Runoff Election

Aug 26, 2014
I Voted Sticker
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State Senate District 8, in the Democratic runoff, Selina Jayne-Dornan defeated Gary Clason, 59.4% to 40.6%.

State Representative District 88 in the Democratic runoff, Jason Dunnington defeated Paula Sophia,50.6% to 49.4%, by a difference of 22 votes. Dunnington will take his House seat with no opponent in the November election.

State Representative District 89 in the Democratic runoff, Shane Stone defeated Mary Sosa, 60.7% to 39.3%. Stone will take his House seat with no opponent in the November election.

State Representative District 99 in the Democratic runoff, George Young defeated Eleanor Darden Thompson, 59.3% to 40.7%.

District Attorney, District 15 Democratic runoff, Orcil Loge defeated Larry Moore, 53.2% to 46.8%.

State Senator District 22 Republican runoff, Stephanie Bice defeated Mark Thomas, 53.1% to 46.9% and will take a seat in the next legislature with no Democratic opponent in the November election.

State Senator District 40 Republican runoff, Ervin Yen defeated Steve Kern, 65.2% to 34.8%.

State Representative District 29 Republican runoff, James Leewright defeated Dani Thompson-Fields, 51.9% to 48.1%.

State Representative District 38 Republican runoff, John Pfeiffer defeated Harold LeValley, 63.4% to 36.6%. Pfeiffer will take the House seat with no opponent in the November election.

State Representative District 43 Republican Runoff, John Paul Jordan defeated Jonathon Clour, 68.9% to 31.1%. Jordan will take the House seat with no opponent in the November election.

State Representative District 61 Republican Runoff, Casey Murdock defeated Kenny Bob Tapp, 59.5% to 40.5%.

State Representative District 65 Republic Runoff, Scooter Park defeated Scott Hayes, 53.7% to 46.3%.

State Representative District 69 Republican Runoff, Chuck Strohm defeated Melissa Abdo, 52.3% to 47.7%. Strohm will take his seat in the House with no opponent in the November election.

District Attorney District 14 Republic Runoff, Steve Kunzweiler defeated Fred Jordan, 55.7% to 44.3%.

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Tuesday’s primary runoff election will put one new Republican in the Senate and three freshman Republicans and two freshman Democrats in the House.

Republicans Stephanie Bice and Mark Thomas face off in Senate District 22, where the winner of Tuesday’s runoff election will claim that seat.