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Oklahoma political waters get murky in 2018 after Trump win

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By SEAN MURPHY
Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The political waters for the 2018 cycle have become murkier with several of Oklahoma's rising Republican stars jockeying for spots in Donald Trump's administration.

The biggest prize will be Oklahoma's governorship, since current Republican Gov. Mary Fallin is term-limited. But with speculation swirling that Fallin might take a post in the Trump administration, Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb would assume the post and the power of incumbency in 2018.

The former state senator and ex-U.S. Secret Service agent has long been discussed as a likely candidate for governor in 2018 and already has more than $1 million in his campaign war chest.

Another potential gubernatorial candidate, Republican Attorney General Scott Pruitt, met with Trump earlier this week and also is being discussed for a possible federal appointment.

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