Primary runoff for Oklahoma AG too close to call

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A bruising Republican primary runoff in the race to become Oklahoma's next attorney general was too close to call Tuesday night.

With nearly all votes counted late Tuesday, unofficial results show Attorney General Mike Hunter leading Tulsa attorney Gentner Drummond by fewer than 300 votes.

Tuesday's primary runoff comes after a campaign that included a series of heated attack ads by both candidates.

Drummond criticized Hunter for using private attorneys in the state's lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and called him a career lobbyist.

Hunter called Drummond unfit and unethical.

The winner will face Democrat Mark Myles in November.

Hunter was appointed by Gov. Mary Fallin to replace former Attorney General Scott Pruitt when Pruitt was named administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

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