Oklahoma's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

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Oklahoma's 1st Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 24, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Jim Bridenstine Republican Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid Republican[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]


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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 1st Congressional District of Oklahoma will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. On June 26, 2012, tea party-backed candidate Jim Bridenstine upset John Sullivan, who was first elected in 2002, in the Republican primary.[3][4] The day of the primary, Sullivan said he had made a mistake by ignoring the primary challenge for too long. "I never had a race like this in all my life," he said.[5] Bridenstine's campaign and upset is similar to David Brat's recent primary upset of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Both were underfunded, little-known candidates, who were taken for granted as serious threats by powerful incumbents. Luckily for Bridenstine, he does not have to worry about being unseated in the 2014 elections. He did not face a primary challenger, and he will run unopposed in the general election.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
April 11, 2014
June 24, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Oklahoma is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Parties decide who may vote, so an unaffiliated voter must be authorized by a party in order to vote in the primary.[6]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by May 30, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 10, 2014 (25 days prior to the election).[7]

See also: Oklahoma elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Jim Bridenstine (R), who was first elected in 2012.

Oklahoma's 1st Congressional District is located in the northeastern portion of the state and includes Washington, Tulsa, Rogers, Creek and Wagoner counties.[8]

Candidates

General election candidates

Endorsements

Jim Bridenstine

Campaign contributions

Jim Bridenstine

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Bridenstine’s reports.[10]

Jim Bridenstine (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[11]April 15, 2013$14,790.47$19,575.00$(17,114.78)$17,250.69
July Quarterly[12]July 15, 2013$17,250.69$127,718.71$(8,633.51)$136,335.89
October Quarterly[13]October 15, 2013$136,335.89$96,346.37$(50,155.76)$182,526.50
Year-End Quarterly[14]Deceber 31, 2013$182,526$180,709$(45,270)$318,019
April Quarterly[15]April 15, 2014$318,019.31$73,230.46$(68,960.22)$322,289.55
Running totals
$497,579.54$(190,134.27)

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2012

On November 6, 2012, Jim Bridenstine (R) won election to the United States House. He defeated John Olson and Craig Allen in the general election.

U.S. House, Oklahoma District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic John Olson 32% 91,421
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Bridenstine 63.5% 181,084
     Independent Craig Allen 4.5% 12,807
Total Votes 285,312
Source: Oklahoma Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, John Sullivan won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Angelia O'Dell (D) in the general election.[16]

U.S. House, Oklahoma District 1 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Sullivan incumbent 76.8% 151,173
     Democrat Angelia O’Dell 23.2% 45,656
Total Votes 196,829

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