President Trump endorses Stitt in race to be Oklahoma's next governor

Kevin Stitt speaks Aug. 28 after winning the GOP nomination for governor in Oklahoma. (KOKH)

Just days after the primary runoff, President Donald Trump has endorsed a candidate for governor in Oklahoma.

The president tweeted Thursday that Kevin Stitt has his "complete and total Endorsement!". Stitt defeated former Oklahoma City mayor Mick Cornett during Tuesday's runoff election.

"Kevin Stitt ran a great winning campaign against a very tough opponent in Oklahoma. Kevin is a very successful businessman who will be a fantastic Governor." Trump tweeted.

Stitt said he was honored to receive the endorsement.

“I am ready to work with President Trump to support our veterans, advance our military bases here in Oklahoma, and make much-needed investments in our state’s roads and bridges,” Stitt said.

Stitt will face Democrat Drew Edmondson and Libertarian Chris Powell in the November general election.

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