Democrats working to keep seats

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Democrats in the Oklahoma Senate say they are confident the seats of four term-limited senators will stay Democratic in next year's legislative elections.
The Senate's incoming Democratic leader, Sen. Andrew Rice of Oklahoma City, also said Tuesday Democrats will target the seats of Republican senators to regain majority status.
Republicans took control of the Senate for the first time in state history last year. They outnumber Democrats 26-22.
Rice introduced candidates for the seats of two term-limited Democrats. Janice Aldridge, a retired school superintendent from Wagoner, is running for Sen. Mary Easley's seat. Donna Spring of Ardmore is seeking the seat of Sen. Johnnie Crutchfield.
Democratic Sens. Kenneth Corn of Poteau and Joe Sweeden of Pawhuska are also term limited.

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