OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) —Former prosecutor Rob Wallace will face Muskogee seed company owner Wayne Herriman in an August runoff for the Democratic nomination in Oklahoma’s 2nd Congressional District.
Wallace led Tuesday’s primary over Wayne Herriman, but not by enough to secure the nomination outright. Retired schoolteacher Earl Everett finished third and forced Herriman and Wallace into an Aug. 28 primary runoff.
Democrats are looking to maintain control of the district that was thrown open last summer when current U.S. Rep. Dan Boren surprisingly announced he wouldn’t seek a fifth term in office. It’s the only Democrat-held seat in Oklahoma’s congressional delegation.
Despite a more than 2-to-1 voter registration advantage for Democrats, Republicans have enjoyed success in the district in recent years.
Republicans also will have a runoff.