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Cornett falls in GOP runoff

Mick Cornett, left, embraces his wife Terri, right, after conceding the Republican nomination for Oklahoma Governor in a primary runoff election in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. Tulsa mortgage company owner and political newcomer Kevin Stitt has won the Republican nomination in the race to become Oklahoma's next governor. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
Mick Cornett, left, embraces his wife Terri, right, after conceding the Republican nomination for Oklahoma Governor in a primary runoff election in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. Tulsa mortgage company owner and political newcomer Kevin Stitt has won the Republican nomination in the race to become Oklahoma's next governor. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Oklahomans went to the polls Tuesday in a variety of runoffs. Here's a look at some of the races. 

Kevin Stitt, a Tulsa businessman who has never run for political office, claimed the Republican nomination for governor on Tuesday with a lopsided victory in the runoff primary over former Oklahoma City mayor Mick Cornett.

Stitt received 164,816 votes, 54.6 percent of the vote, while Cornett got 137,261 votes, 45.4 percent, according to complete but unofficial results. Stitt won counties all over the state, from the Panhandle to the southeastern corner.

Stitt, 45, will face Democrat Drew Edmondson and Libertarian Chris Powell in the Nov. 6 general election.

"I think I won because people are ready for a change," Stitt said in an interview. "They are tired of the status quo and they want a new leader."

At his watch party in Oklahoma City, Cornett thanked his supporters going back to his first city council race 17 years ago and said he was still optimistic about Oklahoma.

"There's a really good chance my name will never be on another ballot," said Cornett.

More here.

Horn winds Democratic runoff 

Kendra Horn cruised to victory Tuesday night in a Democratic congressional runoff, becoming the first female candidate in a decade to qualify for a 5th District general election as she attempts to turn the Oklahoma City district blue for the first time since Watergate.

More here.

Pinnell wins Lt. Gov. runoff 

Matt Pinnell, a longtime Republican Party politico, beat Corporation Commissioner Dana Murphy in the runoff election on Tuesday for lieutenant governor.

Pinnell received 171,575 votes, 58 percent, while Murphy got 123,557 votes, 42 percent, according to complete but unofficial results.

 More here.

 Hunter wins AG race 

Incumbent Attorney General Mike Hunter appeared to narrowly win his race over challenger Gentner Drummond Tuesday night. Hunter was behind much of the night, but came from behind to win by just 269 votes with all precincts reporting. 

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Matt Patterson

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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