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Attorney General candidate Gentner Drummond conceding from race

Posted at 1:36 PM, Aug 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-30 06:40:49-04

TULSA -- Tulsa Republican candidate for Attorney General, Gentner Drummond, announced Wednesday afternoon that he is conceding from the race for attorney general.

Gentner had discussed a possible recount after he fell just short in a runoff election against Mike Hunter.

He said after considering a recount, he decided against it, because he wanted to "bring unity to the Republican party."

Drummond finished the election down 269 votes out of 296,439 votes cast.

State election board spokesman Bryan Dean said there were nearly 400 provisional ballots cast statewide and it's unknown yet how many of those will be counted, or how many were cast in the GOP runoff.

Hunter advances to the Nov. 6 general election to face Democrat Mark Myles.

Drummond had criticized Hunter for using private attorneys in the state's lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and called him a career lobbyist while Hunter called Drummond unfit and unethical.

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