Josh Goodman is a former staff writer for GOVERNING..E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Democratic Governor Brad Henry of Oklahoma is winning reelection right now with 67% of the vote. That's incredible on at least three levels:
1) Oklahoma is very Republican state.
2) Henry's opponent was not some gadfly, but rather a sitting U.S. congressman.
3) Henry's victory in 2002 was widely considered a fluke.
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