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Wed November 3, 2010

Sullivan Re-Elected

Tulsa, OK – Sullivan wins reelection in 1st District

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Republican Rep. John Sullivan has been elected to a fifth term in Oklahoma's 1st Congressional District race.

Sullivan defeated independent Angelia O'Dell of Tulsa in Tuesday's general election.

He knocked off five GOP challengers in the July 27 primary election to win his party's nomination for another two-year term. No Democrats were in the race.

The former state representative was first elected in 2002 to the congressional seat that serves much of northeastern Oklahoma. Since taking office, Sullivan has boosted the state's aerospace and energy industries and brought in new agents to step up immigration reform.

But his 2008 vote for the government's $700 billion financial bailout program angered some conservatives in the district.