Corporation Commissioner Dana Murphy loses bid for Lt. Governor

Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner Dana Murphy failed in her bid Tuesday to win  the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor, losing to Matt Pinnell, the former state GOP leader.

When the votes were tabulated, Murphy ended up losing with only 41.86% of the votes while Pinnell received 58.14%. Murphy’s votes totaled 1213,557 while the number for Pinnell amounted to 171,575.

The 38-year old Pinnell, known as a veteran political strategist will meet Sen. Anastasia Pittman, the Democratic nominee, in the Nov. 6 general election.

As OK Energy Today reported earlier this week, Murphy and Pinnell each had spent nearly $900,000 to win the GOP nomination.

The 58-year old Murphy has been a Corporation Commissioner since 2009 and is a petroleum geologist and attorney.

Click here for results at State Election Board.