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Oklahoma House, Senate Republicans record historic gains
Five Democratic Oklahoma House members and one Senate Democratic incumbent were defeated in Tuesday's elections.
Republican legislative leaders were ecstatic Wednesday by posting record gains in both chambers after several Democratic incumbents were knocked out of office by a buzz saw named President Barack Obama.
House Republicans held onto all their seats and picked up eight Democratic seats among the 47 races contested Tuesday, said Rep. Kris Steele, designated House speaker for next year's session....
Republican Gov.-elect Mary Fallin and Gov. Brad Henry hold a news conference Wednesday at the state Capitol. Henry, a Democrat, pledged his support and resources to help Fallin in the transition. Read the story on Page 2A. Photo by David McDaniel, The Oklahoman
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