Stitt to face Edmondson in governor’s race
by CHRIS CASTEEL

Kevin Stitt, a Tulsa businessman who has never run for political office, claimed the Republican nomination for governor on Tuesday with a lopsided victory in the runoff primary over former Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett.

Stitt received 164,816 votes, 54.6 percent of the vote, while Cornett got 137,261 votes, 45.4 percent, according to complete but unofficial results. Stitt won counties all over the state, from the Panhandle to the southeastern corner.

Stitt, 45, will face Democrat Drew Edmondson and Libertarian Chris Powell in the Nov. 6 general election.

“I think I won because people are ready for a change,” Stitt said in an interview. “They are tired of the status quo and they want a new leader.”

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