United States Senate election in Oklahoma, 2014

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United States Senate election in Oklahoma, 2014

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Nominee Jim Inhofe Matt Silverstein
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 558,166 234,307
Percentage 68.0% 28.5%

Oklahoma Senate Election Results by County, 2014.svg
County Results
Inholfe:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%      90–100%

U.S. Senator before election

Jim Inhofe
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Jim Inhofe
Republican

The 2014 United States Senate election in Oklahoma took place on November 4, 2014 to elect a member of the United States Senate to represent the State of Oklahoma, concurrently with the special election to Oklahoma's other Senate seat, as well as other elections to the United States Senate in other states and elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections.

Incumbent Republican Senator Jim Inhofe was running for re-election to a fourth term in office. He won the Republican primary against several minor candidates; Democratic nominee Matt Silverstein, an insurance agency owner, was unopposed for his party's nomination.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • Jim Inhofe, incumbent U.S. Senator[1]
  • D. Jean McBride-Samuels[2]
  • Rob Moye, retired air traffic controller[3]
  • Evelyn Rogers, perennial candidate[3]
  • Erick Wyatt, Iraq War Veteran[2][4]

Endorsements[edit]

Jim Inhofe

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Inhofe 231,291 87.69%
Republican Evelyn Rodgers 11,960 4.53%
Republican Erick Wyatt 11,713 4.44%
Republican Rob Moye 4,846 1.84%
Republican D. Jean McBride-Samuels 3,965 1.50%
Total votes 263,775 100.00%

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • Matt Silverstein, insurance agency owner[8]

Endorsements[edit]

Matt Silverstein
Organizations
Individuals

Silverstein was unopposed for the Democratic nomination, so no primary was held.

Independents[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Jim
Inhofe (R)
Matt
Silverstein (D)
Other Undecided
Rasmussen Reports July 15–16, 2014 750 ± 4% 58% 27% 4% 10%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov July 5–24, 2014 1,312 ± 4.7% 56% 32% 10% 3%
Sooner Poll August 28–30, 2014 603 ± 3.99% 59.1% 27.4% 4.6%[15] 8.8%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov August 18 – September 2, 2014 821 ± 5% 60% 28% 1% 11%
Sooner Poll September 27–29, 2014 400 ± 4.9% 56% 32% 5% 7%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov September 20 – October 1, 2014 1,244 ± 3% 67% 25% 0% 8%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov October 16–23, 2014 995 ± 5% 63% 27% 0% 10%
Sooner Poll October 25–29, 2014 949 ± 3.18% 62.7% 27.8% 5.2%[16] 4.4%

Results[edit]

Oklahoma US Senate Election, 2014[17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Inhofe (Incumbent) 558,166 68.01%
Democratic Matt Silverstein 234,307 28.55%
Independent Joan Farr 10,554 1.29%
Independent Ray Woods 9,913 1.21%
Independent Aaron DeLozier 7,793 0.94%
Total votes 820,733 100.00%
Republican hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe announces intent to run for re-election, 4th full term in U.S. Senate". KJRH.com. August 7, 2013. Retrieved August 8, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Smoot, D.E. (April 9, 2014). "Most candidate filings are for state, federal offices". Muskogee Phoenix. Retrieved April 10, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Okla.'s Inhofe continues to draw GOP opponents". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. April 10, 2014. Retrieved April 11, 2014. 
  4. ^ Faught, Jamison (March 3, 2014). "Inhofe draws his first GOP challenger: Iraq vet Erick Wyatt". Muskogee Politico. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  5. ^ [1][dead link]
  6. ^ "NFIB Endorses Inhofe". The McCarville Report. April 25, 2014. Retrieved July 25, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Official Results - Primary Election" (PDF). Oklahoma Secretary of State. July 7, 2014. Retrieved July 30, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe, challenger Matt Silverstein report campaign donations". The Oklahoman. October 25, 2013. Retrieved November 26, 2013. 
  9. ^ Sierra Club EndorsedOK-SEN. "Matt Silverstein | Voter Guide". Content.sierraclub.org. Retrieved July 25, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Election 2014: Boilermakers recommend candidates". Boilermakers. 2014. Retrieved October 29, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Official UAW Endorsements- oklahoma". UAW. 2014. Retrieved October 29, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Endorsed Candidates" (PDF). AFL-CIO. 2014. Retrieved October 29, 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "Democratic challenger takes a swing at Inhofe's 'glass jaw'". Matt For Oklahoma. 2014. Retrieved October 29, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Candidates for Federal, State, Legislative and Judicial Offices" (PDF). Oklahoma State Election Board. April 11, 2014. Retrieved April 11, 2014. 
  15. ^ Aaron DeLozier (I) 1.7%, Joan Farr (I) 1.2%, Ray Woods (I) 1.7%
  16. ^ Aaron DeLozier (I) 1.3%, Joan Farr (I) 1.3%, Ray Woods (I) 2.6%
  17. ^ "Oklahoma Secretary of State 2014 General Election". Oklahoma Secretary of State. November 4, 2014. Retrieved January 6, 2015. 

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites