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Tue Nov 14, 2017, 11:51 PM

Democrats add to win column in deep-red Oklahoma

Source: washpost




OKLAHOMA CITY — Democrats added another win in the deep-red Oklahoma Legislature on Tuesday, continuing the minority party’s string of success and chipping away at the Republican Party’s hold on state government.

The previously GOP-held House seat and two Senate seats on the ballot were all in mostly Republican districts around Oklahoma City and Tulsa.

But Democrat Allison Ikley-Freeman, a therapist at a nonprofit mental health agency, eked out a win in Senate District 17 over Republican Brian O’Hara, a former Jenks city councilor and district director for U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine. The seat that represents parts of Sand Springs, Jenks and west Tulsa.

A Republican held on to the Senate District 45 seat as Paul Rosino, a real estate agent and retired Navy man, defeated Democrat Steven Vincent, an Oklahoma City police dispatcher. Rosino will serve the balance of the unexpired term of former Republican state Sen. Kyle Loveless, who resigned in April and later pleaded guilty to embezzling campaign funds. The seat represents parts of Mustang, Yukon and south Oklahoma City....................................

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/democrats-add-to-win-column-in-deep-red-oklahoma/2017/11/14/023da920-c9b7-11e7-b506-8a10ed11ecf5_story.html?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.a6c5783f235a



Congratulations to all the winners.




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FILE- In this June 8, 2017, file photo, Anna Langthorn, chair of the Oklahoma Democratic Party,
speaks during an interview at state party headquarters in Oklahoma City. The recent success of Democrats in deep-red Oklahoma amid continuing state budget problems will be put to a further test in special elections for three previously Republican-held state legislative seats. (Sue Ogrocki, File/Associated Press)
By Sean Murphy | AP November 14 at 10:42 PM

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Wed Nov 15, 2017, 12:37 AM

1. YEAH!!!

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Wed Nov 15, 2017, 02:03 AM

2. Excellent - love it!

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Wed Nov 15, 2017, 02:09 AM

3. Thanks for posting this. The election results are tough to find. Media has moved on.

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Wed Nov 15, 2017, 08:03 AM

4. Great news!!!

Her opponent can now go home and cry with his guns!

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