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Cochran nets win for GOP establishment

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Meanwhile in Oklahoma, Rep. James Lankford won the Republican Senate primary in his state. The established representative and former president of the largest Christian camp in the nation won 57 percent of the vote to T.W. Shannon’s 34 percent. WORLD profiled Lankford’s rise to congressional prominence in early June. He said then that God led him to run for Congress in the first place. T.W. Shannon, who has Native American and African American heritage, earned support from several large tea party groups, but Lankford claimed lots of conservative support as well.

“I would like to acknowledge the others in this race. As I have said before, we all share a great number of similarities,” Lankford said in his victory speech.

In other races, former Rep. Bob Beauprez won Colorado’s gubernatorial GOP primary against Tom Tancredo. Republican businessman and tea party favorite Curt Clawson won a special election to replace Florida Rep. Trey Radel in Congress. And in New York, with nearly all precincts reporting, Democrat Rep. Charles Rangel, who has served in Congress for 41 years, is ahead in the polls, 47.4 percent to 43.6 percent, over challenger Adriano Espaillat.

Rikki Elizabeth Stinnette
Rikki Elizabeth Stinnette

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