OKLAHOMA CITY — A former political consultant has defeated a retired university professor for the Democratic nomination to Congress in Oklahoma's 5th Congressional District.
Kendra Horn defeated Tom Guild in Tuesday's runoff election and will face incumbent Republican Rep. Steve Russell in the November general election.
Horn is making her first political race after working as a consultant, a press secretary to former Rep. Brad Carson and directing a nonprofit agency. She led a six-person field of candidates in the June primary with 44 percent of the vote.
Guild was the Democratic nominee in 2012, losing in the general election. He ran unsuccessfully for the party's nomination in 2014 and 2016.
Russell is seeking a third term in the district that includes much of Oklahoma City and has not elected a Democrat in more than 40 years.
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