Cornett, Stitt head to runoff after Lamb concedes in GOP primary
by CHRIS CASTEEL, NewsOK.com
Mick Cornett and Kevin Stitt advanced to a runoff on Tuesday for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, while Democrat Drew Edmondson easily secured his party’s nod for the general election.
Cornett, the former mayor of Oklahoma City, got 29 percent of the vote, and it was a photo finish for the second spot in the runoff, with Tulsa businessman Kevin Stitt edging out Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb.
Lamb conceded at his Oklahoma City headquarters at about 10:15 p.m. trailing Stitt by only about 2,000 votes.
“I hoped to serve Oklahoma as governor,” Lamb said. “My family will still serve, but in a different capacity.”