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OK Democrats pick up seat in Tuesday's special elections

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February 15, 2012

By Tyler Millhouse


On Tuesday, Oklahoma held two special elections for the State Legislature. In addition, the state held two special election primaries. Ultimately, state Democrats managed to capture one Republican House seat and hold on to a seat in the Oklahoma State Senate. So far this year, 18 special elections have been scheduled in eight states. Of those eight states, Oklahoma is the first to see a seat change partisan hands.

A breakdown of the special elections:

A breakdown of the special primary elections:

Partisan impact

Democrats managed to flip a seat on Tuesday. However, the victory will not have a dramatic effect on the balance of legislative power.

Oklahoma House Partisan Balance

Party As of April 2015
     Democratic Party 28
     Republican Party 71
     Vacancy 2
Total 101

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