Lankford, Inhofe Win Oklahoma's US Senate Seats


Monday, November 3rd 2014, 7:55 pm
By: News 9


The poll results are in and Oklahoma voters have elected James Lankford to fill the senate seat that opened after former Sen. Tom Coburn announced his retirement back in January.

Lankford received 68 percent of the vote, and defeated Connie Johnson who received 29 percent, and Mark Beard who received three percent. 

The senate seat became available after Tom Coburn announced his retirement at the beginning of 2014, leaving two years left on the term. Coburn was elected to the US Senate in 2004 and previously served three terms in the US House of Representatives.

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Lankford held a commanding lead from start to finish in this race. Exclusive poll numbers by News 9 at the beginning of October showed the newly elected senator holding an 18-point edge, with 12 percent still undecided.

Also winning in comfortable fashion was Sen. Jim Inhofe, who was elected to his fifth term over Democrat challenger Matt Silverstein.

Inhofe received 68 percent of the vote. 

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