State Government Henry Sets Sights on Lottery, Budget Fix
Marie Price The Journal Record, THE JOURNAL RECORD
State Sen. Brad Henry, who will be Oklahoma's 26th governor, on Wednesday said a lottery proposal would be one of his first agenda items.
The Shawnee Democrat also pledged to work with Gov. Frank Keating in a bipartisan solution to state budget woes.
Henry won a tight plurality victory over former 1st District U.S. Rep. Steve Largent, the Republican nominee, when returns were finally but unofficially tallied Wednesday morning.
In a three-person race, Henry drew 448,133 votes to Largent's 441,776, both receiving about 43 percent of the total vote. Independent candidate Gary Richardson pulled in 146,206 or 14 percent.
Henry and Keating emerged from …
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