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Oklahoma City mayor announces GOP bid for governor in 2018


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, a four-term mayor who played a key role in recruiting the NBA to the state's capital city, said Thursday he will seek the Republican nomination for Oklahoma governor in 2018.

Cornett, 58, joins a crowded GOP field that includes State Auditor Gary Jones, Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb and Tulsa attorney Gary Richardson. Gov. Mary Fallin is term-limited and can't run again.

"I'm just putting the campaign together," Cornett said. "I'm still assembling the team ... but we're running."

Cornett first announced his plans late Wednesday on Twitter and Fa...

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