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Edmondson Concedes in Okla. Democratic Primary

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The race for Oklahoma governor will feature
two women at the top of the ticket.

Lt. Gov. Jari Askins defeated Attorney General Drew Edmonson on Tuesday. The attorney general conceded in a late-night speech that
he would not make up the slim margin Askins held as the final votes
were being counted.

Askins will face Republican U.S. Rep. Mary Fallin in the Nov. 2 general election.

Askins and Edmondson each gave up relatively safe seats in an effort to keep the governor's seat in Democratic hands. Gov. Brad Henry is term-limited and cannot seek a third term.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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