United States Senate election in Oklahoma, 2010

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United States Senate election in Oklahoma, 2010
Oklahoma
2004 ←
November 2, 2010 → 2014

  Tom Coburn official portrait 112th Congress.jpg Noimage.svg
Nominee Tom Coburn Jim Rogers
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 718,482 265,814
Percentage 70.6% 26.1%

Oklahoma Election Results by County, all Republican.svg

County results

U.S. Senator before election

Tom Coburn
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Tom Coburn
Republican

The 2010 United States Senate election in Oklahoma was held on November 2, 2010. Incumbent first-term Republican U.S. Senator Tom Coburn won re-election to a second term.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Jim Rogers, retired college professor
  • Mark Myles, businessman

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Rogers 157,955 65.4%
Democratic Mark Myles 83,715 34.6%
Totals 241,670 100%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Tom Coburn, incumbent U.S. Senator
  • Evelyn Rogers, librarian[2]
  • Lewis Kelly Spring, teacher[3]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Coburn (incumbent) 223,997 90.4%
Republican Evelyn Rogers 15,093 6.1%
Republican Lewis Kelly Spring 8,812 3.5%
Totals 247,902 100%

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Tom Coburn (R), incumbent U.S. Senator
  • Ronald Dwyer (I), activist
  • Jim Rogers (D), teacher
  • Stephen Wallace (I), businessman[4]

Campaign[edit]

Coburn, a very popular incumbent, promised to self-term limit himself to two terms. Despite his popularity, he did release television advertisements. In 2009, Coburn's approval rating in a PPP poll was 59%, including a 39% approval rating among Democrats.[5] His Democratic opponent is a perennial candidate[6] who did little campaigning.[7]

Predictions[edit]

Source Ranking As of
Cook Political Report Solid R[8] October 20, 2010
Rothenberg Safe R[9] October 15, 2010
RealClearPolitics Safe R[10] October 20, 2010
Sabato's Crystal Ball Safe R[11] October 14, 2010
CQ Politics Safe R[12] October 20, 2010

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Tom
Coburn (R)
Jim
Rogers (D)
Other Undecided
SoonerPoll October 3–7, 2010 755 ± ? 62% 22% 2% 14%
Rasmussen Reports September 23, 2010 500 ± 4.5% 68% 26% 2% 4%
Rasmussen Reports August 26, 2010 500 ± 4.5% 67% 24% 3% 5%
Rasmussen Reports July 28, 2010 500 ± 4.5% 65% 31% 1% 4%
Rasmussen Reports June 30, 2010 500 ± 4.5% 65% 26% 3% 7%

Fundraising[edit]

Candidate (party) Receipts Disbursements Cash on hand Debt
Tom Coburn (R) $1,935,820 $2,103,749 $671,135 $0
Jim Rogers (D) $0 $0 $0 $0
Source: Federal Election Commission[13]

Results[edit]

United States Senate election in Oklahoma, 2010[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Tom Coburn (incumbent) 718,482 70.64% +17.87%
Democratic Jim Rogers 265,814 26.13% -15.11%
Independent Stephen Wallace 25,048 2.46% N/A
Independent Ronald F. Dwyer 7,807 0.77% N/A
Majority 452,668 44.50%
Total votes 1,017,151 100%
Republican hold Swing

[15]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites