By Mike McCarville | CapitolBeatOK
OKLAHOMA CITY — There’ll be no large influx of Sooner Tea Party legislators next year.
That’s evident after Tuesday’s voting, which gave the controversial STP no traction in the House or Senate.
The voting did, however, give Jim Bridenstine a victory over incumbent 1st District U.S. Rep. John Sullivan. Bridenstine was “adopted” by the STP as one of its candidates, but the relationship was a distant one and he did not campaign as an STP selectee.
The STP’s effort to knock off incumbent Republicans it labeled as “not conservative enough” resulted in the two wins and four runoffs, which means its total wins could hit only four if all its candidates win their runoffs.
And the STP lost at least 13 races, often with candidates who didn’t get out of the single digits.