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Oklahoma's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Oklahoma's 4th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 24, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Tom Cole Republican Party
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Oklahoma U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 4th Congressional District of Oklahoma will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
April 11, 2014
June 24, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Oklahoma is one of 22 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.[1]

Voter registration: Voters must register to vote in the primary by May 30, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 10, 2014 (25 days prior to the election).[2]

See also: Oklahoma elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Tom Cole (R), who was first elected in 2002.

Oklahoma's 4th Congressional District is located in the south central portion of the state and includes Tillman, Comanche, Cotton, Jefferson, Stephens, Grady, Canadian, Cleveland, McClan, Garvin, Murray, Carter, Love, Marshall, Pontotoc counties.[3]

Candidates

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Issues

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" 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.[5] 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.[6] Tom Cole voted in favor of the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[7]

Voted "Yes" The shutdown finally 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.[8] 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. Tom Cole voted for HR 2775.[9]

Campaign contributions

Tom Cole

Tom Cole (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[10]April 15, 2013$792,630.17$66,570.09$(61,263.18)$797,937.08
July Quarterly[11]July 15, 2013$797,937.08$294,479.83$(71,159.03)$1,021,257.88
October Quarterly[12]October 15, 2013$1,021,257.88$77,457.50$(30,007.21)$1,068,708.17
Year-End Quarterly[13]December 31, 2013$1,068,708$145,107$(20,300)$1,193,195
Running totals
$583,614.42$(182,729.42)

Tae Si

Tae Si (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[14]July 15, 2013$0$5,000$(1,675)$3,324
October Quarterly[15]October 15, 2013$3,324$75$(280)$3,119
Year-End Quarterly[16]December 31, 2013$3,119$3,280$(6,374)$25
Running totals
$8,355$(8,329)

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2012

The 4th Congressional District of Oklahoma held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Tom Cole won re-election in the district.[17]

U.S. House, Oklahoma District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Donna Marie Bebo 27.6% 71,846
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Cole Incumbent 67.9% 176,740
     Independent RJ Harris 4.5% 11,745
Total Votes 260,331
Source: Oklahoma Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Tom Cole won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He ran unopposed.[18]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Tom Cole won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Black Cummings (D) and David E. Joyce (I) in the general election.[19]

U.S. House, Oklahoma District 4 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Cole incumbent 66% 180,080
     Democratic Blake Cummings 29.2% 79,674
     Independent David E. Joyce 4.8% 13,027
Total Votes 272,781

See also

External links

References

  1. Oklahoma State Election Board Website, "Voter Registration in Oklahoma," accessed January 3, 2014
  2. Oklahoma State Election Board Website, "Voter Registration in Oklahoma," accessed January 3, 2014
  3. Oklahoma Redistricting Map "Map" accessed August 9, 2012
  4. The Green Papers, "The Green Papers: Oklahoma 2013 General Election", accessed February 20, 2014
  5. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  6. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  7. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  8. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  9. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  10. Federal Election Commission, "Tom Cole April Quarterly," accessed August 1, 2013
  11. Federal Election Commission, "Tom Cole July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Tom Cole October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Tom Cole Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 12, 2014
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Tae Si July Quarterly," accessed February 20, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Tae Si October Quarterly," accessed February 20, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Tae Si Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 20, 2014
  17. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Oklahoma"
  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
  19. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013