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Tulsa businessman wins GOP nod in race for Oklahoma governor


August 30, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Tulsa mortgage company owner won the GOP nomination in the race to become Oklahoma's next governor, setting up a November contest in which education will undoubtedly be a top issue.

Kevin Stitt, a 45-year-old political newcomer, defeated former Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett in Tuesday's primary runoff after criticizing Cornett for being inadequately supportive of President Donald Trump. Stitt now advances to face Democrat Drew Edmondson, a former four-term state attorney general who has made improving the state's education system a key plank of his campaign.


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