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OKLAHOMA CITY - After James Lankford secured the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate, disappointed voters crowded around TW Shannon.

Many thought his race against Lankford would end in a runoff.

Shannon told voters that he called and congratulated Lankford.

He did acknowledge the aggressiveness of the campaign between himself and Lankford.

“It was. You know, campaigns are about contrast, and that’s ok,” said Shannon. “We fought a hard battle, but at the end of the day the people spoke. I certainly accept the people’s will, and now we’ve got to do all we can to defeat the democrats for the next election.”

Now Shannon says he will campaign for Lankford.

Lankford will face the winner of the runoff between Democrats, Connie Johnson and Jim Rogers.

The winner will take over the senate seat being held by Senator Tom Coburn, who is retiring.

Coburn has held that office for nearly a decade.