Primary election results: Hofmeister, Lankford, Fallin among GOP candidates to secure nominations

TULSA - The votes are in for Oklahoma's primary election, which included the race for state superintendent and a special election for a seat vacated by Sen. Tom Coburn.

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Former state education board member Joy Hofmeister won the GOP nomination for Oklahoma state school superintendent , besting incumbent Janet Barresi and challenger Brian Kelly in Tuesday's primary election. 

U.S. Rep. James Lankford clinched the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat left open by Coburn's resignation, defeating six challengers including Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon and Randy Brogdon.

Gov. Mary Fallin won the Republican primary election . The race was called shortly after 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. She will face Democrat Joe Doorman in November.  

Oklahoma U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe defeated four challengers to win the Republican nomination. 

U.S. representatives Tom Cole, Frank Lucas and Markwayne Mullin also secured their seats in the November elections. 

In the race for Tulsa County's district attorney's office , Steve Kunzweiler, the county's criminal prosecutor, and Fred Jordan, the Oklahoma House majority leader, face a runoff in August. However, the decision could be decided beforehand in litigation .

The two candidates are vying to replace longtime DA Tim Harris.

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