Oklahoma results for every midterm race
The biggest race to watch in Oklahoma on November 6 is the governor’s race, now that toxic Gov. Mary Fallin (R) is term-limited and retiring.
The two candidates competing for her seat are Drew Edmondson (D), the state’s former attorney general, and Kevin Stitt (R), a business executive from Tulsa. Edmondson unsuccessfully ran for governor in 2010 and is trying again.
Stitt, meanwhile, has sought to frame himself as an outsider who can bring a fresh perspective to the governor’s mansion. He defeated Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett in the primary.
Outgoing Gov. Fallin is unpopular, given her botched oversight of the state budget, which resulted in drastic cuts to public school funding. Oklahoma is one of the states that saw teacher strikes protesting low pay and spending cuts. The nonpartisan Cook Political Report rates the race Lean Republican, meaning it’s more competitive than other red states.
Marsy’s Law, a proposal to give crime victims increased protection and rights in court, is on the state’s ballot this year.
Per Daily Kos, there’s no danger of the Republican-controlled state legislature flipping, when the entire state House of Representatives and half the state Senate is on the ballot.
Morning Consult finds that President Trump is still quite popular in Oklahoma, with his approval rating around 55 percent.