United States House of Representatives elections in Oklahoma, 2010

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The 2010 congressional elections in Oklahoma were held on November 2, 2010, to determine who would represent the state of Oklahoma in the United States House of Representatives. Oklahoma has five seats in the House, apportioned according to the 2000 United States Census. This election was the final one held in which Congressional districts apportioned according to the 2000 U.S. Census data. Representatives are elected for two-year terms; those elected serve in the 112th Congress from January 3, 2011 until January 3, 2013.

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in Oklahoma, 2010[1]
Party Votes Percentage Seats Before Seats After +/–
Republican 519,562 65.5% 4 4 0
Democratic 221,966 27.9% 1 1 0
Independent 51,451 6.48% 0 0 0
Totals 792,979 100.00% 5 5

Congressional District 1[edit]

This district is represented by Republican John Sullivan. Republican candidates, Craig Allen, Nathan Dahm, Fran Moghaddam, Kenneth Rice, Patrick K. Haworth and Independent Angelia O'Dell all have filed to run against Sullivan.[2] Sullivan entered the Betty Ford Center in California to receive treatment for his addiction to alcohol on May 28, 2009.[3]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • None announced

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • John Sullivan
  • Kenneth Rice
  • Nathan Dahm
  • Patrick Haworth
  • Craig Allen
  • Fran Moghaddam

Results[edit]

Republican Primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Sullivan 38,670 62.07%
Republican Partrick K. Haworth 1,736 2.79%
Republican Kenneth Rice 10,394 16.68%
Republican Fran Moghaddam 1,213 1.95%
Republican Nathan Dahm 8,871 14.24%
Republican Craig Allen 1,420 2.28%
Totals 77,894 100%

General Election[edit]

General Election Results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Sullivan (Incumbent) 151,173 76.80%
Independent Angelia O'Dell 45,656 23.20%
Totals 196,829 100%

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Congressional District 2*[edit]

This district is represented by Democrat Dan Boren. Democrat Jim Wilson and Republicans Daniel Edmonds, Charles Thompson, Chester Clem Falling, Daniel Arnett, Howard Houchen, and Raymond Wickson all filed to run against Boren.[2]

Polling[edit]

Despite the poor approval ratings of Obama, of whom 27% in this district approve, and the high unpopularity of the Democratic healthcare bills, which were opposed by 17% of second district residents, conservative Democrat Boren remains popular.[6]

Boren vs. Edmonds

Poll Source Dates Administered Dan Boren (D) Daniel Edmonds (R)
Public Policy Polling(Link) March 3, 2010 44% 28%

Boren vs. Thompson

Poll Source Dates Administered Dan Boren (D) Charles Thompson (R)
Public Policy Polling(Link) March 3, 2010 45% 25%

Boren vs. Houchen

Poll Source Dates Administered Dan Boren (D) Howard Houchen (R)
Public Policy Polling(Link) March 3, 2010 48% 26%

Boren vs. Arnett

Poll Source Dates Administered Dan Boren (D) Dan Arnett (R)
Public Policy Polling(Link) March 3, 2010 49% 22%

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Dan Boren, of Muskogee, incumbent
  • Jim Wilson

Results[edit]

Democratic Primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dan Boren (Incumbent) 66,219 75.5%
Democratic Jim Wilson 21,543 24.5%
Totals 87,762 100%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Daniel Arnett, Henryetta
  • Daniel Edmonds, of Morris
  • Chester Clem Falling
  • Howard Houchen, of Hugo
  • Charles Thompson, of Hulbert
  • Raymond Wickson

Results[edit]

There was a runoff election between Daniel Edmonds and Charles Thompson on August 24. Charles Thompson was chosen to run against Dan Boren in November.

Republican Primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Daniel Arnett 3,838 15.8%
Republican Daniel Edmonds 6,825 28.3%
Republican Chester Falling 1,498 6.2%
Republican Howard Houchen 2,759 11.4%
Republican Charles Thompson 8,124 33.7%
Republican Raymond Wickson 1,095 4.5%
Totals 24,139 100%
Republican Primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles Thompson 7,489 67.3%
Republican Daniel Edmonds 3,644 32.7%
Totals 11,142 100%

General Election[edit]

General Election results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dan Boren (Incumbent) 108,203 56.52%
Republican Charles Thompson 83,226 43.48%
Totals 191,429 100%

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Congressional District 3[edit]

This district is represented by Republican Frank Lucas. Democrat, Frankie Robbins, has filed to run for this office against Lucas.[2] There will be no primary election for district 3 [7]

General Election results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank D. Lucas (Incumbent) 161,927 77.99%
Democratic Frankie Robbins 45,689 22.01%
Totals 207,616 100%

Congressional District 4[edit]

This district is represented by Republican Tom Cole. Republican, RJ Harris, ran for this seat against Cole.[2]

Republican Primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Cole(Incumbent) 32,584 77.3%
Republican RJ Harris 9,592 22.7%
Totals 42,176 100%

Congressional District 5[edit]

This district was represented by Republican Mary Fallin, but the seat was opened as she has announced her candidacy for Governor of Oklahoma. The seat attracted the attention of several Republican candidates, including State Representative Mike Thompson,[8] former State Representative Kevin Calvey, whom Fallin defeated in the 2006 Republican primary for this seat, physician Johnny Roy, who also ran in 2006,[9] Harry Johnson, Rick Flanigan, Shane Jett and Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma [10] employee James Lankford,[11] as well as Democrats Tom Guild and Billy Coyle. Ultimately Republican James Lankford and Democrat Billy Coyle won their respective parties nominations and will face off in the general election in November.

This district includes most of Oklahoma City as well as Pottawatomie and Seminole counties.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic Primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Billy Coyle 21,139 56.8%
Democratic Tom Guild 16,059 43.2%
Totals 37,198 100%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

There was a runoff election held on August 24 between James Lankford and Kevin Calvey. Lankford was chosen to run against Billy Coyle in November.

Republican Primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James Lankford 18,755 33.6%
Republican Kevin Calvey 18,143 32.5%
Republican Mike Thompson 10,007 17.9%
Republican Harry Johnson 686 1.2%
Republican Rick Flanigan 762 1.4%
Republican Johnny Roy 1,548 2.8%
Republican Shane Jett 5,955 10.7%
Totals 55,856 100%
Republican Primary Runoff results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James Lankford 29,814 65.2%
Republican Kevin Calvey 15,899 32.7%
Totals 45,713 100%

General Election[edit]

General results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James Lankford 123,236 62.53%
Democratic Billy Coyle 68,074 34.53%
Independent Clark Duffe 3,067 1.56%
Independent Dave White 2,728 1.38%
Totals 197,105 100%

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Key[edit]

* A district that has a PVI of a party that is represented by the opposite party, and applies to an EVEN score

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/index.aspx
  2. ^ a b c d Oklahoma State Election Board. "Candidates for Federal, State, Legislative and Judicial Offices" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-06-19. 
  3. ^ "U.S. Rep. John Sullivan checks in to Betty Ford clinic". Tulsa World News. May 29, 2009. 
  4. ^ Oklahoma State Election Board (July 27, 2010). "Unofficial Results Primary Election". Retrieved July 28, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c "Election Results" (pdf). Oklahoma State Election Board. Retrieved 2010-11-16. 
  6. ^ "OK-2: Boren looks safe (16-27 points)". Uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  7. ^ [1], 2010 Election: Race for Congress
  8. ^ "Congressional candidate names campaign co-chairmen". Blog.newsok.com. 2009-07-06. Retrieved 2009-07-28. 
  9. ^ "The Scorecard: 2008 Congressional campaign news and analysis". Politico.Com. Retrieved 2009-07-28. 
  10. ^ "Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma". Retrieved 2009-09-01. 
  11. ^ "James Lankford Candidacy Facebook Page". Retrieved 2009-09-01. 

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