July 28th, 2010
08:05 AM ET
4 years ago

History made in Oklahoma

 Democrat Jari Askins (left) and Republican Mary Fallin (right) each secured their party’s nomination and will face off in Oklahoma’s gubernatorial election.
Democrat Jari Askins (left) and Republican Mary Fallin (right) each secured their party’s nomination and will face off in Oklahoma’s gubernatorial election.

(CNN) - Oklahomans will elect their first female governor come November, after two women secured their party's nomination in last night's gubernatorial primaries.

Lt. Gov. Jari Askins defeated her Democratic challenger, Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson, by less than six-tenths of one percent of the vote, according to Oklahoma's State Election Board . Despite the razor-thin margin, Edmondson conceded the race and threw his support behind Askins.

As expected, Rep. Mary Fallin secured the Republican nomination, trouncing her three challengers and handily avoiding a runoff election.

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