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Incumbent 4th District Rep. Tom Cole wins primary

Incumbent 4th District Rep. Tom Cole wins primary

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Rep. Tom Cole has defeated 2 Republican challengers to win the GOP nomination in Oklahoma's 4th Congressional District.

Cole won Tuesday's three-way primary race and will face Democrat Christina Owen of Norman as well as Libertarian Sevier White of Norman in the Nov. 8 general election.


Cole is vying for an eighth term in southwestern Oklahoma's 4th District. A member of the House Appropriations, Rules and Budget committees, Cole touted his conservative record during the primary campaign and said he has never voted for a tax increase and has consistently voted to reduce spending.

But Cole's challengers said his lengthy service in Congress and his votes on spending and debt had fueled discontent among some of his fellow conservatives.


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