BY RANDY ELLIS
Oklahoma Republicans whooped and hollered Tuesday night as state Senate co-leader Glenn Coffee announced Republicans had seized control of the state Senate for the first time in Oklahoma history.
“We’re going to change Oklahoma,” Coffee declared, as newly elected Republicans lined up on the podium behind him at an Oklahoma City Republican watch party. “You’re looking at the best bunch of all-Americans a coach could ask for.”
The final numbers were still being tallied, but Coffee said it looked like Republicans had gained at least two seats to break the current tie in the Senate.
Republicans also retained control of the House, Oklahoma House Speaker Chris Benge announced.
Coffee said state Republicans would immediately begin pushing a pro business, pro tort reform, pro family agenda.