Cole wins Republican primary for re-election

ASSOCIATED PRESS Modified: June 24, 2014 at 7:44 pm •  Published: June 24, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — U.S. Rep. Tom Cole has defeated a county Republican Party chairwoman for the GOP nomination in Oklahoma's 4th Congressional District.

Cole defeated Carter County Republican Party Chair Anna Flatt in Tuesday's primary. In the November election, he'll face the winner of the Democratic primary between Tae Si and Bert Smith and Independent candidate Dennis Johnson.

Cole is seeking a seventh term in the House and touts his membership on the House Appropriations Committee.