No candidate in the field even reached 15% of the popular vote
Avery Frix & Josh Brecheen(Brah-KEEN), two men with legislative experience, eeked out the two tickets to an August runoff.
Muskogee Police Chief, Johnny Teehee was in 3rd with just 600 votes less, or 1%.
The race attracted 14 Republicans, about half of them with some sort of legislative experience.
The results were wildly different from county to county, with some counties casting over half their ballots for a candidate, only to see him end up further back in the pack, in Oklahoma's 2nd largest district(in square miles).
This sets up a classic runoff. Twenty years ago, Oklahoma lost a congressional district after the 2000 census. As a result, Much of CD2 & CD3 were combined. Classic 'Cherokee & Creek' territory were combined with 'Chocktaw and Seminole' territory.
Cherokee vs Chocktaw
Avery Frix(R-Muskogee) with his base in Cherokee land, will take on Josh Brecheen, from Chocktaw land.
Brecheen has a strong legacy as a state senator with a commitment to cutting taxes and regulations. He's also a chanpion for individual liberties.
Frix, is finishing his term in the Oklahoma House of Representatives. He's personally charming, with a boyish smile & dimples. But he's voted for several tax bills, ultimately raising Oklahoma taxes when families could least afford it.