United States House of Representatives elections in Oklahoma, 2014

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United States House of Representatives elections in Oklahoma, 2014
Oklahoma
2012 ←
November 4, 2014 (2014-11-04) → 2016

All 5 Oklahoma seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 5 0
Seats won 5 0
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 457,613 174,022
Percentage 72.45% 27.55%

The 2014 United States House of Representatives elections in Oklahoma were held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 to elect the five U.S. Representatives from the state of Oklahoma, one from each of the state's five congressional districts. The elections coincided with other elections to the United States Senate and House of Representatives and various state and local elections, including the Governor of Oklahoma and both of Oklahoma's United States Senate seats. Primary elections were held on June 24, 2014. Primary runoffs were held on August 26, 2014 in contests where no candidate won more than 50% of the vote.[1]

District 1[edit]

The 1st district is located in the Tulsa metropolitan area and includes Creek, Rogers, Tulsa, Wagoner and Washington counties. The incumbent is Republican Jim Bridenstine, who has represented the district since 2013. He was elected with 64% of the vote in 2012 having defeated incumbent Republican John Sullivan in the Republican primary with 54% of the vote. The district has a PVI of R+18.

Bridenstine is running unopposed for re-election. Former Mayor of Tulsa Kathy Taylor was a potential Democratic candidate, but she declined to run.[2]

District 2[edit]

The 2nd district is located in Green Country and Kiamichi Country and includes the city of Muskogee and numerous sparsely populated counties. The incumbent is Republican Markwayne Mullin, who has represented the district since 2013. He was elected with 57% of the vote in 2012, succeeding retiring Democratic incumbent Dan Boren. The district has a PVI of R+20.

Darrell Robertson challenged Mullin in the Republican primary.[3]

Republican primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Markwayne Mullin 26,245 79.73
Republican Darrell Robertson 6,673 20.27
Total votes 32,918 100

Earl E. Everett, a candidate for the seat in 2012, and Joshua Harris-Till ran for the Democrats.[3]

Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Earl E. Everett 33,119 62.57
Democratic Joshua Harris-Till 19,813 37.43
Total votes 52,932 100

Attorney Jon Douthitt is also running as an Independent.[3]

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Oklahoma's 2nd Congressional District, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Earl Everett 38,964 24.6
Republican Markwayne Mullin (Incumbent) 110,925 70.0
Independent Jon Douthitt 8,518 5.4
Total votes 158,407 100
Republican hold

District 3[edit]

The 3rd district is located in Western Oklahoma. The largest district in Oklahoma and one of the largest in the country, it includes the Oklahoma Panhandle, Ponca City and the city of Stillwater as well as the Osage Nation. The incumbent is Republican Frank Lucas, who has represented the district since 2003 and previously represented the 6th district from 1994 to 2003. He was re-elected with 75% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of R+26.

The Club for Growth announced that they intended to support a Republican challenger to Lucas in the primary election, calling him a "Republican In Name Only".[6] Businessman and candidate for Governor in 2010 Robert Hubbard and businessman and Democratic nominee for the seat in 2012 Timothy Ray Murray both ran against Lucas in the Republican primary.[3]

Republican primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank Lucas 54,847 82.82
Republican Robert Hubbard 7,925 11.97
Republican Timothy Ray Murray 3,449 5.21
Total votes 66,221 100

Democrat Frankie Robbins, an engineer and United States Forest Service employee who was a candidate for the seat in 2012 and the nominee for the seat in 2008 and 2010 is the only other candidate running.[3]

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Oklahoma's 3rd Congressional District, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Frankie Robbins 36,270 21.4
Republican Frank Lucas (Incumbent) 133,335 78.6
Total votes 169,605 100
Republican hold

District 4[edit]

The 4th district is located in South Central Oklahoma and includes Canadian, Comanche and Cleveland counties as well as numerous other sparsely populated counties. The incumbent is Republican Tom Cole, who has represented the district since 2003. He was re-elected with 68% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of R+19.

Anna Flatt, Chairman of the Carter County Republican Party, ran against Cole in the Republican primary.[7]

Republican primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Cole 40,790 84.45
Republican Anna Flatt 7,511 15.55
Total votes 48,301 100

Running in the Democratic primary were Tae Si, a software engineer, and Bert Smith, a retired teacher and retired United States Army Reserve Lieutenant Colonel who was the nominee for the 5th district in 2004, a candidate for the 5th district in 2006 and 2008 and a candidate for the 4th district in 2012.[3]

Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bert Smith 24,268 81.56
Democratic Tae Si 5,485 18.44
Total votes 29,753 100

Independent Dennis B. Johnson is also running.[3]

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Oklahoma's 4th Congressional District, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bert Smith 40,998 24.7
Republican Tom Cole (Incumbent) 117,721 70.8
Independent Dennis Johnson 7,549 4.5
Total votes 166,268 100
Republican hold

District 5[edit]

The 5th district is located in Central Oklahoma and includes Oklahoma, Pottawatomie and Seminole counties. The incumbent is Republican James Lankford, who has represented the district since 2011. He was re-elected with 59% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of R+12.

Lankford is not running for re-election. He is instead running in the special election to replace retiring Republican U.S. Senator Tom Coburn.[8]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
Withdrew[edit]
Declined[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Patrice
Douglas
Shane
Jett
Clark
Jolley
Steve
Russell
Harvey
Sparks
Mike
Turner
Undecided
SoonerPoll June 19–21, 2014 334 ± 5.36% 22.5% 5.7% 12.3% 18.9% 5.1% 13.1% 22.3%
SoonerPoll May 5–10, 2014 671 ± 3.77% 11.6% 5.5% 11.4% 7.4% 3.7% 11.2% 49.1%

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Russell 14,604 26.57
Republican Patrice Douglas 13,445 24.46
Republican Clark Jolley 9,232 16.78
Republican Mike Turner 7,760 14.12
Republican Shane Jett 7,022 12.78
Republican Harvey Sparks 2,898 5.28
Total votes 54,961 100

Runoff[edit]

Republican primary runoff results[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Russell 19,374 59.26
Republican Patrice Douglas 13,319 40.74
Total votes 32,693 100

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
Withdrew[edit]
Declined[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Tom
Guild
Leona
Leonard
Al
McAffrey
Undecided
SoonerPoll June 19–21, 2014 279 ± 5.86% 20.7% 8.7% 16.2% 54.3%
SoonerPoll May 5–10, 2014 674 ± 3.76% 11.3% 8.4% 15.7% 64.6%

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Guild 11,603 42.13
Democratic Al McAffrey 8,507 30.89
Democratic Leona Leonard 7,431 26.98
Total votes 27,541 100

Runoff[edit]

Democratic primary runoff results[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Al McAffrey 10,417 54.23
Democratic Tom Guild 8,793 45.77
Total votes 19,210 100

Independent[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
  • Tom Boggs, resident of Thailand[3]
  • Robert T. Murphy, Libertarian and perennial candidate[3]
  • Buddy Ray[3]

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Oklahoma's 5th Congressional District, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Al McAffrey 57,790 36.3
Republican Steve Russell 95,632 60.1
Independent Buddy Ray 1,470 0.9
Independent Tom Boggs 2,065 1.3
Independent Robert T. Murphy 2,176 1.4
Total votes 159,133 100
Republican hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oklahoma Elections — 2014". Oklahoma Secretary of State. Retrieved April 22, 2014. 
  2. ^ "In Oklahoma, Open Seats Could Come Sooner". Roll Call. 15 January 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Candidates for Federal, State and Legislative Offices". Oklahoma Secretary of State. Retrieved April 22, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "Official Results - Primary Election". Oklahoma Secretary of State. July 7, 2014. Retrieved July 30, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Oklahoma Secretary of State 2014 General Election". Oklahoma Secretary of State. November 4, 2014. Retrieved January 6, 2015. 
  6. ^ Casteel, Chris (February 27, 2013). "Rep. Frank Lucas Targeted by Club for Growth for "Low" Lifetime Rating, Called Liberal". News OK. Retrieved November 21, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Anna Flatt Announces Her Candidacy to Represent Oklahoma’s 4th U.S. Congressional District". The Okie Blaze. April 14, 2014. Retrieved April 22, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "US Rep. Lankford Announces Run For US Senate Seat". news9.com. January 20, 2014. Retrieved January 20, 2014. 
  9. ^ Coburn, James (January 21, 2014). "Douglas announces for 5th District". Edmond Sun. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h Konopasek, Michael (January 21, 2014). "Race Heats Up For Fifth District Congressional Seat". News 9 Oklahoma. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  11. ^ a b Randy Ellis (March 11, 2014). "Two Oklahoma candidates launch campaigns for U.S. Congressman Lankford's seat in 5th District". News OK. Retrieved March 13, 2014. 
  12. ^ a b c "In Oklahoma, Open Seats Could Come Sooner". Roll Call. January 15, 2014. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "Runoff Primary Election". Oklahoma State Election Board. August 26, 2014. Retrieved September 8, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Jolley says Oklahoma common sense needed in Congress". Edmond Sun. April 21, 2014. Retrieved April 22, 2014. 
  15. ^ "UPDATE: McAffrey Formally Announces U.S. House Candidacy". KGOU. February 13, 2014. Retrieved February 14, 2014. 
  16. ^ AP (22 January 2014). "Two Democrats May Run For Lankford's Seat". KGOU. Retrieved 29 January 2014. 

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