Mary Fallin Wins Republican Runoff For 5th Congressional District Nomination

Tuesday, August 22nd 2006, 8:10 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Three-term Lieutenant Governor Mary Fallin has won the Republican nomination for Oklahoma's 5th District Congress seat.

Fallin has received about 70 percent of the vote in each of the three counties in the district, which includes Oklahoma City. Her runoff opponent was Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett.

Fallin advances to face Democratic nominee Dr. David Hunter in the November election.

The candidates are running to fill the post that 7-term Republican Congressman Ernest Istook is giving up to run for governor.