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House Democrats pick Norman attorney to lead minority caucus


November 16, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Democrats in the Oklahoma House of Representatives have elected a 32-year-old Norman attorney to lead the minority caucus for the next two years.

House Democrats chose Rep. Emily Virgin over Oklahoma City Rep. Jason Dunnington during a closed-door meeting of the 25-member caucus on Thursday. All of the 101 newly elected House members were sworn into office Thursday.

The need for a new Democratic leader emerged after five-term state Rep. Steve Kouplen lost his re-election bid for his seat in rural northeastern Oklahoma. His loss is part of a trend of Democrats losing r...

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