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Oklahoma sees more female candidates


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of women running for Oklahoma's Legislature has nearly tripled since 2014, but they make up less than a third of the candidates.

Fewer than 1 in 7 state legislators are women, equating to about 14 percent, the Oklahoman reported . Gov. Mary Fallin has occupied the state's most powerful office since 2010.

"I still get a lot of attention for being Oklahoma's first female governor, and I'm proud of that accomplishment," said Fallin, 63. "But what people sometimes forget is I ran against another woman. That was a historic race, and I think it shows how far we'v...

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