The Oklahoman: Cornett’s big margins in Oklahoma City metro area fuel top finish in GOP primary
The June 26th Republican Primary Election ended with Mick Cornett as the top-vote getter of any Republican candidate. Racking up big totals in the Oklahoma City television market, which extends all the way northwest to the panhandle, Mick hooked in rural, urban and suburban areas alike.
From The Oklahoman, citing Mick’s strength in Oklahoma City:
“Cornett got 46 percent of his statewide total in those three counties. He beat Tulsa businessman Kevin Stitt by about 31,000 votes in the three counties and Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb by almost 33,000 votes.”
But Mick’s strength extended outside of the OKC metro area, as he won one of the surprise counties of the evening, defeating even the hometown son in Garfield County. From the Oklahoman’s article, “Five numbers to know from the Oklahoma primaries”:
“73… is how many votes Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb finished behind Mick Cornett in Garfield County (Enid), the county where Lamb grew up. Lamb finished third in the statewide Republican gubernatorial primary, missing out on the August runoff between Cornett and Kevin Stitt.”