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11/04/2014 08:59 pm ET

Oklahoma Senate Election Results: Jim Inhofe, Win 2014 Senate Races

Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, state Sen. Connie Johnson, left, and Republican nominee U.S. Rep. James Lankford, right,
Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, state Sen. Connie Johnson, left, and Republican nominee U.S. Rep. James Lankford, right, shake hands following a debate at Oklahoma State University, in Stillwater, Okla., Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R) won re-election to the Senate in Oklahoma's midterm elections Tuesday, and James Lankford (R) won the special election to replace retiring Sen. Tom Coburn (R).

Coburn announced he would step down at the end of the current congressional session in January. The AP reported earlier:

The 65-year-old Republican said he would give up his seat at the end of the current session in January 2015. His term was scheduled to end in 2016, and Coburn already had vowed not to seek a third.

Coburn, a physician from Muskogee, recently was diagnosed with a recurrence of prostate cancer, but said his decision was not about his health.

"Carolyn and I have been touched by the encouragement we've received from people across the state regarding my latest battle against cancer," Coburn said, referring to his wife. "But this decision isn't about my health, my prognosis or even my hopes and desires.

"As a citizen, I am now convinced that I can best serve my own children and grandchildren by shifting my focus elsewhere. In the meantime, I look forward to finishing this year strong."

Below, more live updates on the 2014 midterm elections:

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