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Pro-education movement ousts 6 more Oklahoma GOP legislators


August 30, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Six Republican members of the Oklahoma House who opposed hiking taxes to improve teacher salaries lost their jobs in primary runoffs, adding momentum to a pro-education movement that previously ousted two other GOP legislators and fueled a statewide teacher walkout.

Pro-education groups were extraordinarily successful in targeting legislators who sought to block the tax hike. Of the 19 House Republicans who voted against the measure, eight failed to win their nominations — including the six who lost primary runoffs Tuesday. Seven others were either term-limited or d...

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