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House District 82 has 12 candidates vying for the GOP nomination  

The Oklahoman's senior political writer Chris Casteel takes a look at the horse race for the House District 82 GOP nomination which has a whopping 12 candidates vying for the position. 

Even in a year of crowded primaries, state House District 82 in Oklahoma County stands out. It's the state's 2018 political scene on steroids.

Twelve Republicans and one Democrat filed for the state House seat being vacated by Rep. Kevin Calvey because of term limits. The candidates include lawyers, teachers, business owners and a college student battling it out in a heavily Republican area that includes parts of Oklahoma City, Edmond and Deer Creek.

Daren Ward, who is chairman of the Oklahoma County Republican Party and lives in the district, said even he hasn't met all the candidates, though some have knocked on his door, left flyers and sent mailers.

"There's a high percentage of people who are paying attention to state and local government," Ward said of the many candidates in the race.

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Oklahoma's Kyler Murray (7) makes a catch in center field as the University of Oklahoma Sooner (OU) baseball team plays the West Virginia Mountaineers in a college baseball at L. Dale Mitchell Park on Saturday, March 24, 2018 in Norman, Okla. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma's Kyler Murray (7) makes a catch in center field as the University of Oklahoma Sooner (OU) baseball team plays the West Virginia Mountaineers in a college baseball at L. Dale Mitchell Park on Saturday, March 24, 2018 in Norman, Okla. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman

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Matt Patterson has been with The Oklahoman since 2006. Prior to joining the news staff in 2010, Patterson worked in The Oklahoman's sports department for five years. He previously worked at The Lawton Constitution and The Edmond Sun.... Read more ›

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