Oklahoma's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

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Oklahoma's 3rd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 24, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Frank D. Lucas Republican Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid Republican[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]


Oklahoma U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 3rd Congressional District of Oklahoma will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Frank D. Lucas, who is one of Oklahoma's most popular congressmen, defeated Robert Hubbard and Timothy Ray Murray in the Republican primary on June 24, 2014.[3][4] Murray, who ran as a Democrat in 2012 and lost to Lucas in the general election, switched parties and ran as a Republican in this election. Lucas will face Frankie Robbins, who was defeated by Murray in the 2012 Democratic primary, in the general election.[5] The race is rated a "Safe Republican" contest by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.[6]
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.[7]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by May 30, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 10, 2014 (25 days prior to the election).[8]

See also: Oklahoma elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Frank D. Lucas (R), who was first elected in 1994.

Oklahoma's 3rd Congressional District is located in the western and a northwestern portion of the state and includes the panhandle of Oklahoma. Osage, Pawnee, Creek, Lincoln, Payne, Logan, Kay, Noble, Grant, Garfield, Kingfisher, Canadian, Caddo, Kiowa, Jackson, Harmon, Greer, Beckham, Roger Mills, Ellis, Wooward, Major , Alfalfa, Woods, Harper, Beaver, Texas and Cimarron counties are included in the district.[9]

Candidates

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Election results

Republican primary

Frank D. Lucas defeated Robert Hubbard and Timothy Ray Murray in the Republican primary on June 24, 2014.[4]

U.S. House, Oklahoma District 3 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Lucas Incumbent 82.8% 54,816
Robert Hubbard 12% 7,917
Timothy Murray 5.2% 3,442
Total Votes 66,175
Source: Results via Associated Press

Key votes

Below are important votes that Lucas cast during the 113th Congress.

National security

NDAA

Yea3.png Lucas voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[11]

DHS Appropriations

Yea3.png Lucas voted for HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[12]

CISPA (2013)

Yea3.png Lucas voted for HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[13]

Economy

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[14] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[15] Lucas voted in favor of the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[16]

Nay3.png The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[17] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Lucas voted against HR 2775.[18]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Yea3.png Lucas voted for House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[19] The vote largely followed party lines.[20]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Yea3.png Lucas voted for House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[21]

Government affairs

HR 676

See also: Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration

Yea3.png On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five Republicans--Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Paul Broun of Georgia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Walter Jones of North Carolina and Steve Stockman of Texas-- voted with Democrats against the lawsuit.[22] Lucas joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[23][24]

Campaign contributions

Frank Lucas

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Lucas’ reports.[25]

Frank D. Lucas (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[26]April 15, 2013$158,668.70$234,776.70$(107,855.27)$285,590.13
July Quarterly[27]July 15, 2013$285,590.13$233,577.35$(51,856.02)$467,311.46
October Quarterly[28]October 15, 2013$467,311.46$165,143.34$(56,499.84)$575,954.96
Year-End Quarterly[29]December 31, 2013$575,954$111,215$(59,816)$627,499
April Quarterly[30]April 15, 2014$627,499.07$132,259.42$(47,266.85)$712,491.64
Running totals
$876,971.81$(323,293.98)

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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2012

The 3rd Congressional District of Oklahoma held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Frank D. Lucas won re-election in the district.[31]

U.S. House, Oklahoma District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Timothy Ray Murray 20% 53,472
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFrank D. Lucas Incumbent 75.3% 201,744
     Independent William M. Sanders 4.8% 12,787
Total Votes 268,003
Source: Oklahoma Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Frank D. Lucas won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Frankie Robbins (D) in the general election.[32]

U.S. House, Oklahoma District 3 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFrank D. Lucas incumbent 78% 161,927
     Democratic Frankie Robbins 22% 45,689
Total Votes 207,616

See also

External links

References

  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR AUGUST 8, 2014," accessed August 21, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 21, 2014
  3. Tulsa World, "Frank Lucas faces two primary foes for Third District seat," accessed June 23, 2014
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Associated Press, "Oklahoma - Summary Vote Results," accessed June 24, 2014
  5. Oklahoma Elections Division, "Election Results," accessed June 26, 2012
  6. Roll Call, "2014 Election Race Ratings," accessed June 24, 2014
  7. Oklahoma State Election Board Website, "Voter Registration in Oklahoma," accessed January 3, 2014
  8. Oklahoma State Election Board Website, "Voter Registration in Oklahoma," accessed January 3, 2014
  9. Oklahoma Redistricting Map, "Map," accessed August 9, 2012
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 Ok.gov, "Candidates for Federal, State and Legislative Offices,” accessed June 13, 2014
  11. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  12. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  13. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  14. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  15. Buzzfeed, "Government shutdown: How we got here," accessed October 1, 2013
  16. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  17. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  18. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  19. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  20. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  21. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  22. U.S. House, "House Resolution 676," accessed July 30, 2014
  23. Yahoo News, "Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead," accessed July 30, 2014
  24. Washington Post, "House clears way for lawsuit against Obama," accessed July 30, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "Frank D. Lucas Summary Report," accessed August 1, 2013
  26. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed August 1, 2013
  27. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  28. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  29. Federal Election Commission, "Lucas Year-End Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  30. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  31. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Oklahoma," accessed November 7, 2012
  32. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013