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Sunday, October 23, 2016

U.S. Representative James Lankford has won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Oklahoma, according to the Associated Press. By winning over 50 percent of the vote, Lankford avoided an August runoff.

Lankford is currently the chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee, making him the fifth-ranking member of the GOP caucus. His chief rival for the nomination was T.W. Shannon, a former state House Speaker who was endorsed by Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT), as well as former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

This story will be updated.

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  • Dominick Vila

    Judging by the results in the states that had the primaries yesterday, it is apparent that both left and right wing voters prefer to vote for those they know than for unknowns, regardless of who backs up the challengers and how much money they have.
    I disagree with most Republican policies, largely because they have proven to be detrimental to our best interests in the past, by I am glad Lankford won. He was attacked by his opponent, and the powerful interests that opposed his candidacy, with bizarre and embarrassing claims that went as far as

    maligning him because some of his ancestors were Native Americans and Black. The un-American strategy used by the GOP highlights how desperate they are, and the lack of values that seems to be an integral part of their behavior.

    • Sand_Cat

      It also affirms, once again, the truth that racism is alive and well in the GOP.

      • Dominick Vila

        So much for their efforts to project an image of inclusiveness…
        Every time their leaders and strategists claim they represent all Americans, one of their elected officials puts his foot in his mouth and reveals what is in their hearts.

  • FireBaron

    And another Tea Bagger bites the dust!