OKLAHOMA – Oklahomans turns out to vote in primary elections statewide. Here is a rundown of some of those key races.
“My thanks go out to all who participated in today’s Republican primary election, including the many volunteers who worked long hours on my campaign. I did not take this nomination for granted, and I am honored and humbled by the opportunity to once again be the GOP candidate for governor.
“Moving forward, my message to Oklahomans will be a simple one: in the last four years, we’ve worked successfully to create 80,000 new jobs; we’ve eliminated government waste and made our state agencies perform more efficiently; and we’ve stood up to President Obama and Washington politicians when they’ve tried to force bad policies on the people of Oklahoma.
“Oklahoma is on the right track and our families and businesses are prospering. I am asking voters to support my reelection in the upcoming campaign and help us continue to build our state’s impressive forward momentum. Together, I know we can make Oklahoma an even better place to live, work and raise a family.”
James Lankford secured the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate being left vacant by Dr. Tom Coburn. Lankford currently holds the 5th Congressional Seat. His opponents were T.W. Shannon, Randy Brogdon, Kevin Crow, Andy Craig, Eric McCray and Jason Weger.
Lankford will face
In the race for State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister ousted the incumbent State Superintendent, Janet Barresi, for the Republican nomination.
Hofmeister faces the winner of an August 26 runoff between Democrats John Cox and Freda Deskin.
United States Senator Jim Inhofe released a statement following his victory in the Republican primary.
“Serving the people of Oklahoma in the United States Senate is an honor I do not take lightly. Without regard to party, I will continue to fight for Oklahoma’s interests in Washington and combat a Federal government that is out of control.
“As we move toward the general election, I look forward to an issue-oriented campaign with my general election opponents. Voters want and deserve a substantive discussion on the challenges and opportunities facing our state and nation.