United States House of Representatives elections in Oklahoma, 2008

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The 2008 congressional elections in Oklahoma were held on November 4, 2008 to determine who will 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. Representatives are elected for two-year terms; whoever is elected will serve in the 111th Congress from January 4, 2009 until January 3, 2011. The election coincides with the 2008 U.S. presidential election.

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in Oklahoma, 2008[1]
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Republican 802,530 60.03% 4
Democratic 503,614 37.67% 1
Independents 30,783 2.30% 0
Totals 1,336,927 100.00% 5

District 1[edit]

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This district is in the northeastern corner of the state and includes the Tulsa metropolitan area as well as all of Tulsa County. It also includes Washington County, Wagoner County, and parts of Rogers County and Creek County. It has been represented by Republican John A. Sullivan since February 2002. The Democratic nominee was Georgianna Oliver, a CEO residing in Tulsa. CQ Politics forecasted the race as 'Safe Republican'.

Oklahoma's 1st congressional district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Sullivan (inc.) 193,404 66.17
Democratic Georgianna Oliver 98,890 33.83
Total votes 292,294 100.00
Republican hold

District 2[edit]

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This district covers roughly the eastern quarter of the state, and has been represented by Democrat Dan Boren since 2005. His Republican challenger was Raymond Wickson of Okmulgee. CQ Politics forecasted the race as 'Safe Democrat'.

Oklahoma's 2nd congressional district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dan Boren (inc.) 173,757 70.47
Republican Raymond J. Wickson 72,815 29.53
Total votes 246,572 100.00
Democratic hold

District 3[edit]

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This district covers the Oklahoma Panhandle and northwest half of the state, including portions of Oklahoma City and Tulsa. It has been represented by Republican Frank Lucas since May 1994. The Democratic nominee was engineer and USDA Forest Service employee Frankie Robbins. CQ Politics forecasted the race as 'Safe Republican'.

Oklahoma's 3rd congressional district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank Lucas (inc.) 184,306 69.72
Democratic Frankie Robbins 62,297 23.57
Independent Forrest Michael 17,756 6.72
Total votes 264,359 100.00
Republican hold

District 4[edit]

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This district covers the south-central area, and has been represented by Republican Tom Cole since 2003. The Democratic nominee was oil industry land consultant Blake Cummings. CQ Politics forecasts the race as 'Safe Republican'.

Oklahoma's 4th congressional district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Cole (inc.) 180,080 65.99
Democratic Blake Cummings 79,764 29.23
Independent David E. Joyce 13,027 4.77
Total votes 272,871 100.00
Republican hold

District 5[edit]

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This district covers the central part of the state and includes Oklahoma City, the state capital. It has been represented by Republican Mary Fallin since 2007. Lawyer and Democratic nominee Steven Perry challenged the freshman incumbent, campaigning on a platform focused on using American and not foreign energy. CQ Politics forecasted the race as 'Safe Republican'.

Oklahoma's 5th congressional district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mary Fallin (inc.) 171,925 65.89
Democratic Steven L. Perry 88,996 34.11
Total votes 260,921 100.00
Republican hold

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Preceded by
2006 elections
United States House of Representatives elections in Oklahoma
2008
Succeeded by
2010 elections