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News Minute: Here is the latest Oklahoma news from The Associated Press

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A pastor whose legislator wife has made incendiary comments about minorities and gay people has lost a runoff election for an Oklahoma state Senate set. Anesthesiologist Ervin Yen defeated Steve Kern in a runoff election for the Republican nomination to the District 40 Senate seat in Oklahoma City. Yen faces Democrat John Handy Edwards in the Nov. 4 general election.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Former state Sen. Steve Russell has won the Republican nomination for central Oklahoma's 5th Congressional District. Russell defeated Corporation Commission member Patrice Douglas in Tuesday's runoff election for the GOP nomination. Russell faces Democratic state Sen. Al McAffrey in the Nov. 4 election.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Longtime educator John Cox has won the Democratic Party's nomination to be Oklahoma's next superintendent of schools. Cox has worked in education for 30 years as a teacher, principal and superintendent. In voting Tuesday, he defeated teacher Freda Deskin to win the nomination and will face Republican Joy Hofmeister in November.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - State Sen. Connie Johnson has won the Democratic primary runoff election and will face Republican U.S. Rep. James Lankford in the race to fill an open Oklahoma U.S. Senate seat. Johnson beat perennial candidate Jim Rogers in Tuesday's contest. Lankford is a two-term congressman.

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