'Amazing Race' contestant loses Oklahoma Senate runoff

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Posted: Aug 23, 2016 11:14 PM

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former Ada mayor and current city councilman has defeated a cowboy turned reality show contestant for the Republican nomination in a race for an open Oklahoma state Senate seat.

Business owner Greg McCortney defeated "The Amazing Race" contestant Jet McCoy in Tuesday's Republican primary runoff.

McCortney advances to the November general election against Democrat Eric Hall, a public school teacher from Ada. The two are vying to replace term-limited Democratic state Sen. Susan Paddack.

McCoy and his brother, Cord McCoy, competed during three seasons of "The Amazing Race," a reality show in which contestants race across the globe.

Cord McCoy also ran for the Legislature this year, but as a Democrat. He lost to incumbent state Rep. Donnie Condit in the June Democratic primary.