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United States House of Representatives elections in Oklahoma, 2012

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2012 U.S. House Elections in Oklahoma

Primary Date
June 26, 2012

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Oklahoma District Pages
District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5

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2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2012 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Oklahoma took place on November 6, 2012. Voters elected five candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's five congressional districts.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
April 13, 2012
June 26, 2012
November 6, 2012

Primary: Oklahoma has a closed primary system, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.

Voter registration: Voters had to register to vote in the primary June 1. For the August 28 runoff, the voter registration deadline was August 3. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 12.[1]

See also: Oklahoma elections, 2012


The Center for Voting and Democracy (Fairvote) projected that Democrats would win 0 districts while Republicans would win all five seats.[2]

Primary competitiveness

See also: National contested primary average during the 2012 U.S. congressional elections

Oklahoma had the 12th most competitive congressional primaries in 2012, with 70% of major party primaries having been contested (7 out of 10). The national average was 54.31%.

Four U.S. House incumbents ran for re-election in Oklahoma in 2012. Three of those four (75%) faced a primary challenger. Nationwide, 200 out of the 386 incumbents seeking re-election faced a primary challenger (51.81%).

Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 6 election, the Republican Party held four of the five Congressional seats from Oklahoma.

Members of the U.S. House from Oklahoma -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 1 0
     Republican Party 4 5
Total 5 5

Incumbents

Heading into the 2012 election, the incumbents for the five congressional districts were:

Name Party District
Dan Boren Electiondot.png Democratic 2
Frank D. Lucas Ends.png Republican 3
James Lankford Ends.png Republican 5
John Sullivan Ends.png Republican 1
Tom Cole Ends.png Republican 4

Margin of victory for winners

There were a total of 5 seats up for election in 2012 in Oklahoma. The following table shows the margin of victory for each district winner, which is calculated by examining the percentage difference between the top-two vote getters. If the race was uncontested, the margin of victory is listed as 100%.

District Winner Margin of Victory Total Vote Top Opponent
Oklahoma, District 1 Republican Party Jim Bridenstine 31.4% 285,312 John Olson
Oklahoma, District 2 Republican Party Markwayne Mullin 19% 250,612 Rob Wallace
Oklahoma, District 3 Republican Party Frank D. Lucas 55.3% 268,003 Timothy Ray Murray
Oklahoma, District 4 Republican Party Tom Cole 40.3% 260,331 Donna Marie Bebo
Oklahoma, District 5 Republican Party James Lankford 21.4% 261,677 Tom Guild

General election candidates

This is a map of the congressional districts of Oklahoma before and after the 2010 redistricting. The image also includes the partisan breakdown of the districts that are close in registration figures.
District General Election Candidates Incumbent 2012 Winner Partisan Switch?
1st Democratic Party John Olson
Republican Party Jim Bridenstine
Independent Craig Allen
John Sullivan (Oklahoma) Republican Party Jim Bridenstine No
2nd Democratic Party Rob Wallace
Republican Party Markwayne Mullin
Independent Michael Fulks
Dan Boren Republican Party Markwayne Mullin Yes
3rd Democratic Party Timothy Ray Murray
Republican Party Frank D. Lucas
Independent William M. Sanders
Frank D. Lucas Republican Party Frank D. Lucas No
4th Democratic Party Donna Marie Bebo
Republican Party Tom Cole
Independent RJ Harris
Tom Cole Republican Party Tom Cole No
5th Democratic Party Tom Guild
Republican Party James Lankford
Libertarian Party Robert T. Murphy
Independent Pat Martin
James Lankford Republican Party James Lankford No

Candidates

1st Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party John Olson
Republican Party Jim BridenstineGreen check mark transparent.png
Independent Craig Allen


June 26, 2012 primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Independent Independent Candidate

2nd Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Rob Wallace
Republican Party Markwayne MullinGreen check mark transparent.png
Independent Michael Fulks


August 28, 2012 run-off election candidates[7]

Democratic Party Wayne Herriman18,926
Democratic Party Rob Wallace[8] 25,105 Approveda
Republican Party George Faught 9,167
Republican Party Markwayne Mullin[9] 12,059 Approveda


June 26, 2012 primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Note: A runoff primary election to decide the Democratic nominee took place on August 28, 2012.[12]

Republican Party Republican Primary

Note: A runoff primary election to decide the Republican nominee took place on August 28, 2012.[19]

Independent Independent Candidate

3rd Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Timothy Ray Murray
Republican Party Frank D. LucasGreen check mark transparent.png
Independent William M. Sanders


June 26, 2012 primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Independent Independent Candidate

4th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Donna Marie Bebo
Republican Party Tom ColeGreen check mark transparent.png
Independent RJ Harris


June 26, 2012 primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Independent Independent Candidate

5th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Tom Guild
Republican Party James LankfordGreen check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Robert T. Murphy
Independent Pat Martin


June 26, 2012 primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

  • Tom Guild: former political science professor at the University of Central Oklahoma[21]Approveda

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian candidate

Independent Independent Candidates

See also

External links

References

  1. Oklahoma State Election Board "Oklahoma Elections 2012," accessed July 26, 2012
  2. "2011 Redistricting and 2012 Elections in Oklahoma," September 2012
  3. Tulsa World "Tulsa businessman John Olson plans congressional run to replace Sullivan" accessed January 24, 2012
  4. Houston Chronicle GOP Navy vet set to challenge Sullivan in 1st District December 8, 2011
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 Oklahoma Elections Division "Election Results" accessed June 26, 2012
  6. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 6.11 6.12 Oklahoma Secretary of State "Primary Candidate List"
  7. Oklahoma Secretary of State Elections Board "Release: Runoff primary election" accessed June 26, 2012
  8. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named us
  9. ANELN&SECTION=POLITICS AP Results "U.S. House runoff primary results" accessed August 28, 2012
  10. Muskogee Phoenix "Herriman to run for Congress" accessed January 24, 2012
  11. Politico Dem prosecutor announces for Boren seat December 8, 2011
  12. Oklahoma Secretary of State Elections "Runoff Candidate List" accessed August 21, 2012
  13. Newsok.com Republican state lawmaker George Faught to run for Boren's 2nd District seat December 8, 2011
  14. Newson6.com Markwayne Mullin announces candidacy for 2nd congressional seat December 8, 2011
  15. McAlester News-Capital Wayne Pettigrew jumps into congressional race December 8, 2011
  16. McAlester News-Capital Candidates continue race for U.S. Congress December 8, 2011
  17. muskogeephoenix.com Pastor to run for Congress December 8, 2011
  18. Tulsa World Two more in the GOP field mulling bid for Congress December 8, 2011
  19. Oklahoma Secretary of State Elections "Runoff Candidate List" accessed August 21, 2012
  20. Oklahoma State Board of Elections "Election Results" accessed June 26, 2012
  21. edmondsun.com Guild Ready to run for Congress December 8, 2011