U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas has won the
Republican nomination in Oklahoma's sprawling 3rd Congressional
Lucas defeated GOP challenger William Stump in Tuesday's primary
election. He will face the winner of the Democratic primary and
independent William Sanders in the general election in November.
Lucas is Oklahoma's senior member of the U.S. House and is
seeking re-election to an 11th term. Lucas is chairman of the House
Agricultural Committee and says his leadership helps determine
national agricultural policy when Congress writes legislation
impacting farmers and ranchers.
The 3rd District includes more than 34,000 sq. miles and is
Oklahoma's largest congressional district, taking up almost half
its land mass. It is one of the largest agricultural regions in the
nation and comprises all or part of 32 of Oklahoma's 77 counties.