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

November 4 Election Winner:
Jim Bridenstine Republican Party
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]


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

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The 1st Congressional District of Oklahoma held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R) won an unopposed general election.

On June 26, 2012, tea party-backed candidate 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 was similar to David Brat's 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 did not have to worry about being unseated in the 2014 elections. He did not face a primary challenger, and he ran 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 was October 10, 2014 (25 days prior to the election).[7]

See also: Oklahoma elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent was 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


Election results

General election

U.S. House, Oklahoma District 1 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Bridenstine Incumbent 0% 0
Total Votes 0
Source: Oklahoma State Election Board

Endorsements

Jim Bridenstine

Campaign contributions

Jim Bridenstine

Candidates for Congress were 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
Pre-Primary[16]June 12, 2014$322,289.55$48,579.17$(71,375.25)$299,493.47
July Quarterly[17]July 14, 2014$299,493.47$14,799.44$(7,787.13)$306,505.78
October Quarterly[18]October 15, 2014$306,505.78$79,683.39$(43,842.74)$342,346.43
Pre-General[19]October 23, 2014$342,346.43$27,525$(3,635.34)$366,236.09
Running totals
$668,166.54$(316,774.73)

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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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.[20]

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

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. Oklahoma Elections Division, "Election Results," accessed June 26, 2012
  4. Fox 23, "Jim Bridenstine defeats John Sullivan in primary," June 26, 2012
  5. Politico, "An incumbent caught sleeping?," June 26, 2012
  6. Oklahoma State Election Board Website, "Voter Registration in Oklahoma," accessed January 3, 2014
  7. Oklahoma State Election Board Website, "Voter Registration in Oklahoma," accessed January 3, 2014
  8. Oklahoma Redistricting Map, "Map," accessed August 9, 2012
  9. Politico, "FreedomWorks backs Ted Yoho, Tim Scott, Mark Sanford," accessed March 19, 2014
  10. Federal Election Commission, "Jim Bridenstine Summary Report," accessed August 1, 2013
  11. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed August 1, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 12, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Pre-Primary," accessed October 31, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed October 31, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 31, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Pre-General," accessed October 31, 2014
  20. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013