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POLITICO: Oklahoma Governor's race 'leans' Stitt, congressional Republicans ahead

The Oklahoma State Capitol (Phil Cross/KOKH)

Two months out from November's midterm election and polls are starting to give a glimpse of what might happen in some of Oklahoma's marque races.

Website POLITICO released it's early ratings of races in the US House, Senate and for Governor on Monday. The political news outlet shows races in the state currently moving in the Republican Party's direction.

POLITICO says the state gubernatorial race is leaning slightly toward Republican nominee Kevin Stitt over Democrat Drew Edmondson following Stitt's defeat of former Oklahoma City mayor Mick Cornett in a tough runoff. The website does mention, however, that outgoing Republican Governor Mary Fallin's low approval ratings could impact the race.

The website is also predicting a pretty safe November for incumbent Oklahoma representatives to the U.S. House.

POLITICO lists Congressmen Markwayne Mullin, Frank Lucas and Tom Cole as "solid," and Congressmen Steve Russell as a "likely" winner. The site is also predicting the race to fill the seat vacated by NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine as solidly Republican, in favor of Kevn Hern.

Nationally, POLITICO currently predicts Republicans will have a tough time holding the majority in the House but should face easier tests from their Democratic counterparts in the Senate.


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