Jim Bridenstine wins District 1 congressional seat


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Updated: 11/07/2012 4:45 am Published: 11/07/2012 4:44 am


TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Political newcomer Jim Bridenstine has kept Oklahoma's 1st Congressional District in Republican hands, defeating Democrat John Olson and independent Craig Allen.

In the June Republican primary, Bridenstine stunned five-term incumbent Rep. John Sullivan, who eventually endorsed his former opponent.

Bridenstine, a Navy pilot, won in the primary by aligning himself with the tea party and running on a platform that called for fresh voices in Washington and highlighted Sullivan's votes that he said weren't conservative enough for Oklahoma.

Closer to the primary election date, Bridenstine brought up Sullivan's battle with alcoholism, his hundreds of missed votes in the House and a series of arrests more than two decades ago.

Sullivan called the attacks political cheap shots but eventually threw his support behind Bridenstine.

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