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John Whetsel hugs Al Snipes, Oklahoma City, at his watch party. Whetsel described Snipes as a longtime family friend. About 200 friends and supporters of Oklahoma County Sheriff John Whetsel gathered in Choctaw at Old Germany Restaurant to watch election results and cheer the numbers as they were shown on large television screens throughout the building Tuesday night, Nov. 6, 2012. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman