Primary Election Results Mixed With Upsets

7-25-06 - For a full list of local races and final results, click here

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Ernest Istook won the Republican primary
for governor and will face Democratic incumbent Brad Henry in the
fall general election. Istook is leaving a safe seat in the US House to run for governor. He defeated three opponents for the Republican nomination.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma House Speaker Todd Hiett and state
Senator Scott Pruitt will be in a runoff for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor. With all precincts reporting, Hiett had about 43 percent of the vote, while Pruitt had almost 34 percent.

Meanwhile, House Minority Leader Jari Askins and Pete Regan of Afton advanced to a runoff from a field of four candidates for the Democratic nomination. Askins had about 40 percent of the vote and Regan had about 29 percent.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Snow Republican Patrick Miller will face
Democrat incumbent Dan Boren in November in the race for the 2nd
District US House seat. Miller won the nomination tonight over Okmulgee Republican Raymond Wickson. The 2nd District is a heavily Democratic district that covers most of eastern Oklahoma.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The race for labor commisisoner will be a
rematch after Lloyd Fields captures the Democratic nomination
tonight. Former state Representative Fields defeated state Senator Frank Shurden in the primary, snaring more than 55 percent of the vote.
Fields will face incumbent Republican Brenda Reneau in the November 7th general election. Reneau and Fields squared off for the same office in 2002.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Howard Barnett wins the battle between two
men with connections to former Governor Frank Keating in the race
for the Republican nomination for treasurer.

Barnett, the former Keating chief of staff, defeated Keating's
twin brother, Daniel, for the GOP nomination.

Barnett had 60 percent of the vote in the battle of the two
Tulsans. Barnett will face incumbent Democrat Scott Meacham, who was appointed to serve out the term of Robert Butkin.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Lieutenant Governor Mary Fallin and
Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett were the top two vote getters in
the Republican primary to replace outgoing Representative Ernest
Istook.
Fallin had 35 percent of the vote and Cornett had 24 percent in
a crowded field.
Since neither got 50 percent of the vote, they will face each
other in an August 22nd runoff that will determine the Republican
nominee.


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