Kendra Horn concedes to Stephanie Bice in Oklahoma, flipping seat back to GOP

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Rep. Kendra Horn (D) on Wednesday morning conceded to state Sen. Stephanie Bice (R) in the hotly contested race to represent Oklahoma’s 5th District in Congress, returning a previously red seat to the GOP.

Bice’s victory means Republicans will take back control of the Oklahoma City-area district after Horn flipped the seat in 2018, becoming the first Democrat to win it since the 1970s.

The congresswoman-elect has served as the assistant majority floor leader and chair of the Finance Committee in the Oklahoma state Senate. Her website describes her as “pro-life conservative” who has  been endorsed by the National Rifle Association.

Horn, a moderate Democrat, is a member of the Blue Dog Coalition and chairs the Space and Aeronautics subcommittee on the House’s Science, Space and Technology Committee.

In 2018, Horn had a surprise victory over then-Rep. Steve Russell (R).

This year, The Cook Political Report, an election forecaster, had determined that the race between Bice and Horn was a toss-up.

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