OKLAHOMA CITY -- Republican incumbent Rep. John Sullivan has defeated Independent challenger Angelia O'Dell in the race for the U.S. House District 1 seat.
Sullivan defeated independent Angelia O'Dell of Tulsa in Tuesday's general election.
"I think the voters are not voting against Democrats because they like Republicans," Sullivan said. "I think they're giving us a second chance to do the right thing."
Sullivan will be serving his fifth-term Congress.
He knocked off five GOP challengers in the July 27 primary election to win his party's nomination for another two-year term. No Democrats were in the race.
The former state representative was first elected in 2002 to the congressional seat that serves much of northeastern Oklahoma. Since taking office, Sullivan has boosted the state's aerospace and energy industries and brought in new agents to step up immigration reform.
But his 2008 vote for the government's $700 billion financial bailout program angered some conservatives in the district