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Oklahoma voters choose party nominees Tuesday

Only one statewide race, the Republican contest for state insurance commissioner, is on Tuesday's ballot. Turnout is expected to be helped by some hotly contested legislative and local races, especially the Republican 5th Congressional District race between Kevin Calvey and James Lankford.
BY MICHAEL MCNUTT Modified: August 24, 2010 at 12:41 pm •  Published: August 24, 2010
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Rep. John Auffet, D-Stilwell, will find out whether he will win a fourth two-year term because no Republican or independent has filed for the post. Auffet, who won 45 percent of the vote last month, is opposed by William T. Fourkiller, of Stilwell, who got 28 percent.

The race for the Republican nomination in Senate District 44 is the only Senate seat nomination to be decided Tuesday. The seat was held by Sen. Debbe Leftwich, D-Oklahoma City, who announced she wouldn't seek another term. James Davenport, who received 49.9 percent of the vote last month, is opposed by Ralph Shortey, who got 38 percent. The winner will face Randy Rose, a Democrat, in November. All are from Oklahoma City.

In the House District 3 race, Democrat Matt Webb, of Poteau, who received 25 percent of the votes last month, faces James Lockhart, of Heavener, who received 19 percent. The winner of the runoff will face Republican Roger Mattox, of Poteau, in November. The post is now held by Rep. Neil Brannon, D-Arkoma, who is running for a state Senate seat.

Democrat Donnie Condit, of McAlester, who received 33 percent of the votes last month in the House District 18 primary election, faces Carolyn McNatt Hill, of McAlester, who got 24 percent. The winner will face Republican Kyle Burmeier, of McAlester, in November. The seat is now held by Rep. Terry Harrison, D-McAlester, who didn't seek re-election so he could run for district attorney.

Democrat Jerry Tomlinson, of Durant, who received 33 percent of last month's vote in the House District 21 primary election, faces Nathan Williams, of Calera, who received 27 percent. The winner will face Republican Dustin Roberts, of Durant, in November. The seat is now held by Rep. John Carey, D-Durant, who did not seek re-election.

Republican Josh Cockroft, of McLoud, who received 38 percent of the votes last month in the House District 27 primary election, faces Richard Bennett, of McLoud, who got 23 percent. The winner faces a Democrat, Chris Odneal, of Shawnee. The post is now held by Rep. Shane Jett, R-Tecumseh, who didn't seek re-election so he could run for Congress.

Democrat Eli Potts, of Sand Springs, who got 38 percent of the votes last month in the House District 66 primary election, faces Andrew Thomas Williams, of Tulsa, who received 33 percent. The winner faces Republican Jadine Nollan, of Sand Springs. Rep. Lucky Lamons, D-Tulsa, didn't seek re-election.

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