We have all survived the June 28 primaries and the last-minute onslaught of television ads as well as dreading the mail every day knowing it will be full of political pushcards.
Don’t get too comfortable – We have numerous run-off elections that will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 23.
While there won’t be as many races on Aug. 23, there will be several important races that will likely determine wh
o is going to hold the seat when this election cycle is over.
U.S. Senate (Lankford – Incumbent)
Lankford — 67.83% Horn — 37.19%
Bollinger — 16.77%
Sen. Lankford received more than 50% of the vote, so he will be the Republican candidate in November. Madison Horn and Jason Bollinger will be part of the Aug. 23 runoff to decide who will be the Democrat candidate in the November general election. Independent Michael Delaney and Libertarian Kenneth Blevins will also be on the ballot in November.
U.S. Senate (Open Seat)
Republicans Mullin — 43.62%
Shannon — 17.53%
Markwayne Mulllin and T.W. Shannon were the top two vote-getters in a crowded republican primary, and they will meet in the Aug. 23 runoff for the republican nominee in November. Democrat Kendra Horn was the only member of her party who filed and will be on the November ballot, along with Libertarian Robert Murphy and independent Ray Woods.
Congressional District 1 (Incumbent – Hern)
There weren’t any primary elections for CD 1. Republican incumbent Kevin Hern will be on the November ballot, along with Democratic nominee Adam Martin and independent Evelyn Rogers.
Congressional District 2 (Open Seat)
Frix — 14.74%
Brecheen — 13.75%
Avery Frix and Josh Brecheen will meet in the Aug. 23 runoff to determine who will be the Republican candidate in November. The general election ballot will also include Democratic nominee Naomi Andrews and independent Bulldog Ben Robinson.
Congressional District 3 (Incumbent — Lucas)
Lucas — 61.13%
Rep. Frank Lucas was the clear winner in the Republican primary and will meet Democratic nominee Jeremiah Ross in the November general election.
Congressional District 4 (Incumbent — Cole)
Cole — 69.77%
Rep. Tom Cole was the clear winner in the Republican primary and will be on the ballot in the November general election, along with Democratic nominee Mary Brannon.
Congressional District 5 (Incumbent — Bice)
Bice — 68.36%
Rep. Stephanie Bice will be the Republican candidate in November, along with Democratic nominee Joshua Harris-Till and independent David Frosch.
Governor (Incumbent — Stitt)
Stitt — 69.06% Hofmeister — 60.73%
Gov. Kevin Stitt easily won the Republican primary, as did Joy Hofmeister in the Democratic primary. They will both be on the ballot in November, as well as Libertarian Natalie Bruno and independent Ervin Yen.
Lieutenant Governor (Incumbent — Pinnell)
There were no primaries in this race. Republican Matt Pinnell, Democrat Melinda Alizadeh-Fard and Libertarian Chris Powell will all be on the ballot in November.
Attorney General (Open Seat)
Drummond — 50.87%
O’Connor — 49.13%
Gentner Drummond narrowly defeated John O’Connor in arguably the most intense and watched primary in the state. Drummond won the primary by 6,188 votes out of 354,700 total votes casted in the primary. Drummond will be on the November ballot along with Libertarian Lynda Steele.
State Treasurer (Open Seat)
Russ — 48.51%
Jolley — 33.87%
Todd Russ and Clark Jolley will be in the August runoff. The winner of the runoff with be on the November ballot with Libertarian Gregory Sadler and Democratic nominee Charles De Coune.
After all the votes had been counted in the primary races, we now have four Senate races with runoffs in August, and there were five races where the winner of the primary will automatically be the senator for that district as there was no challenger from the other party.
There was plenty of action on primary night in the State House of Representatives. At the end of the night, there were seven races that resulted in runoffs and 19 races where the winner of the primary will automatically be the state representative for that district.
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There is still a lot of work ahead for the OBA, we will be involved in many of the runoff races to help get banker-friendly candidates across the finish line.
Should you have any questions about any of the candidates, don’t hesitate to contact me.