State Senate Headed To Tie After GOP Nabs Two Seats

Tuesday, November 7th 2006, 3:10 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The state Senate was headed to a 24-24 tie after Tuesday's elections -- pending the outcome of one very close race in southwest Oklahoma.

Democrats held on to six of the seven seats they had to defend while Republican Anthony Sykes held a slight lead over Democratic Senator Daisy Lawler of Lawton with about four percent of the votes still out.

If Sykes wins then the GOP and the Democrats will each have 24 members of the Senate.

Tie-breaking votes are cast by the lieutenant governor and that office was won by Democrat Jari Askins.

In the state House -- Democrats made gains of about two seats but the Republicans will retain control.