United States House of Representatives elections in Oklahoma, 2014
All 5 Oklahoma seats to the United States House of Representatives
|Elections in Oklahoma|
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
- 2 District 2
- 3 District 3
- 4 District 4
- 5 District 5
- 5.1 Republican primary
- 5.2 Democratic primary
- 5.3 Independent
- 5.4 General election
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 External links
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.
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.
Earl E. Everett, a candidate for the seat in 2012, and Joshua Harris-Till ran for the Democrats.
|Democratic||Earl E. Everett||33,119||62.57|
Attorney Jon Douthitt is also running as an Independent.
|Republican||Markwayne Mullin (Incumbent)||110,925||70.0|
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". 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.
|Republican||Timothy Ray Murray||3,449||5.21|
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.
|Republican||Frank Lucas (Incumbent)||133,335||78.6|
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.
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.
Independent Dennis B. Johnson is also running.
|Republican||Tom Cole (Incumbent)||117,721||70.8|
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.
- Patrice Douglas, Chairman of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission and former Mayor of Edmond
- Shane Jett, former State Representative
- Clark Jolley, State Senator
- Steve Russell, former State Senator
- Harvey Sparks, minister and former aide to U.S. Representative Jim Bridenstine
- Mike Turner, State Representative
- Mick Cornett, Mayor of Oklahoma City
- David Holt, State Senator
- Tom Newell, State Representative
|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%|
- Tom Guild, University of Central Oklahoma professor and nominee for the seat 2010 and 2012
- Leona Leonard, Chairman of the Seminole County Democratic Party
- Al McAffrey, State Senator
- Keith Davenport, minister
- Scott Inman, Minority Leader of the Oklahoma House of Representatives (running for re-election)
- Marilyn Rainwater, pastor, retired child welfare worker and nominee for the State House in 2012 (running for the State Senate)
- Anastasia Pittman, State Representative (running for the State Senate)
- Jim Roth, former Corporation Commissioner
|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%|
- Tom Boggs, resident of Thailand
- Robert T. Murphy, Libertarian and perennial candidate
- Buddy Ray
|Independent||Robert T. Murphy||2,176||1.4|
- "Oklahoma Elections — 2014". Oklahoma Secretary of State. Retrieved April 22, 2014.
- "In Oklahoma, Open Seats Could Come Sooner". Roll Call. 15 January 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
- "Candidates for Federal, State and Legislative Offices". Oklahoma Secretary of State. Retrieved April 22, 2014.
- "Official Results - Primary Election" (PDF). Oklahoma Secretary of State. July 7, 2014. Retrieved July 30, 2014.
- "Oklahoma Secretary of State 2014 General Election". Oklahoma Secretary of State. November 4, 2014. Retrieved January 6, 2015.
- 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.
- "Anna Flatt Announces Her Candidacy to Represent Oklahoma's 4th U.S. Congressional District". The Okie Blaze. April 14, 2014. Retrieved April 22, 2014.
- "US Rep. Lankford Announces Run For US Senate Seat". news9.com. January 20, 2014. Retrieved January 20, 2014.
- Coburn, James (January 21, 2014). "Douglas announces for 5th District". Edmond Sun. Retrieved January 21, 2014.
- Konopasek, Michael (January 21, 2014). "Race Heats Up For Fifth District Congressional Seat". News 9 Oklahoma. Retrieved January 21, 2014.
- 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.
- "In Oklahoma, Open Seats Could Come Sooner". Roll Call. January 15, 2014. Retrieved January 21, 2014.
- "Runoff Primary Election". Oklahoma State Election Board. August 26, 2014. Retrieved September 8, 2014.
- "Jolley says Oklahoma common sense needed in Congress". Edmond Sun. April 21, 2014. Retrieved April 22, 2014.
- "UPDATE: McAffrey Formally Announces U.S. House Candidacy". KGOU. February 13, 2014. Retrieved February 14, 2014.
- AP (22 January 2014). "Two Democrats May Run For Lankford's Seat". KGOU. Retrieved 29 January 2014.