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James Lankford
James Lankford.jpg
Current candidacy
Running for Senate, Oklahoma
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
U.S. House, Oklahoma, District 5
In office
January 3, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorMary Fallin (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$5.31 in 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$1,401,055
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Texas
OtherM.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Personal
BirthdayMarch 4, 1968
Place of birthDallas, Texas
ProfessionYouth Camp Director
Net worth$235,009.50
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
James Lankford (b. March 4, 1968, in Dallas, Texas) is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Oklahoma. Lankford was first elected by the voters of Oklahoma's 5th Congressional District in 2010.

Lankford is running for U.S. Senate in the special election for the seat left vacant by the retirement of Tom Coburn (R).[1][2] Lankford won the Republican nomination in the primary on June 24, 2014.[3]

Lankford most recently won re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 26, 2012, and he defeated Tom Guild (D), Robert T. Murphy (L) and Pat Martin (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Lankford is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

Lankford was born in Dallas, Texas. He earned his B.S. from the University of Texas in 1990 and his M.Div. from Southwestern Theological Baptist Seminary in 1994. Before entering politics, Lankford was the director of Falls Creek Youth Camp from 1996 to 2009.[4]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Lankford serves on the following committees:[5]

2011-2012

Lankford served on the following committees:[6]

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[7] For more information pertaining to Lankford's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[8]

National security

NDAA

Voted "Yes" Lankford 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.[9]

DHS Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Lankford 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.[10]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "Yes" Lankford voted for HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow 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.[11]

Economy

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.[12] 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.[13] Lankford voted in favor of the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[14]

Voted "No" 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.[15] 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. Lankford voted against HR 2775.[16]

Federal Pay Adjustment Elimination

Voted "Yes" Lankford voted for HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[17]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Lankford 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.[18] The vote largely followed party lines.[19]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" Lankford 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.[20]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "Yes" Lankford voted for HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[21]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Lankford voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[22]

Controversy

2014 SOTU address

Lankford characterized President Barack Obama’s 2014 State of the Union address as, "an intentional provocation of congressional Republicans" and called the speech an empty attempt to rally his liberal base.[23]

"In some ways he’s goading us, he’s going back to his base. Most of the proposals he’s laying out he already has statutory authority to do, he’s just trying to charge up his base” Lankford said.[23]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Lankford's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Lankford is a Libertarian-Leaning Conservative. Lankford received a score of 25 percent on social issues and 88 percent on economic issues.[24]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[25]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Strongly Opposes Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Opposes
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Opposes
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Favors Keep God in the public sphere Strongly Favors
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Strongly Favors
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Unknown
Support & expand free trade Unknown Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Opposes
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Unknown Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Favors
Prioritize green energy Strongly Opposes Expand the military Strongly Favors
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Opposes Stay out of Iran Strongly Opposes
Privatize Social Security Unknown Never legalize marijuana Unknown
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[24]

Elections

2014

See also: United States Senate special election in Oklahoma, 2014

Lankford is running for U.S. Senate in the special election for the seat left vacant by the retirement of Tom Coburn (R).[1][2] In a statement announcing his decision to run on January 20, 2014, Lankford pointed to the health care law and the national debt as reasons for his bid.[26]

“After a great deal of thought, prayer and discussion with my family, I feel led to continue my Oklahoma common sense and principled approach to attack the deep problems in the United States Senate," Lankford said. “The Senate is the most contentious body in our government today. Harry Reid and the Senate Democrats continue to divide America for political gain. The problems that we face as a nation will not be solved by yelling louder, they will be resolved when we put forward clear conservative solutions that the American people overwhelmingly support.”[26]

Lankford defeated T.W. Shannon, Jason Weger, Kevin Crow, Randy Brogdon, Eric McCray and Andy Craig in the Republican primary on June 24, 2014.[27] The general election takes place on November 4, 2014.

U.S. Senate, Oklahoma Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJames Lankford 57.2% 152,658
T.W. Shannon 34.4% 91,772
Randy Brogdon 4.8% 12,924
Kevin Crow 1.1% 2,825
Andy Craig 0.9% 2,425
Eric McCray 0.9% 2,270
Jason Weger 0.7% 1,793
Total Votes 266,667
Source: Results via Associated Press

Media

James Lankford

James Lankford, "Let's Go Take Our Country Back."

James Lankford, "Trust."

James Lankford, "Already Fighting for Oklahoma."
T.W. Shannon

T.W. Shannon, "The Dignity of Work."

T.W. Shannon, "Ethics & Integrity."

T.W. Shannon, "New Direction."
Senate Conservatives Fund

Senate Conservatives Fund, "New Generation."
Foundation for Economic Prosperity

Foundation for Economic Prosperity, "Tested and Proven."
Ad controversy
Coburn statement

In recent weeks, the pro-Shannon group, Oklahomans for a Conservative Future, and the pro-Lankford group, Foundation for Economic Prosperity, have released negative ads disparaging each of the candidates vying for Sen. Coburn’s seat. Coburn released the following statement about the growing negativity in the race: “When the U.S. Senate special election in Oklahoma began, I made a private commitment to James Lankford and T.W. Shannon that I would call out any ads I saw as untruthful. Last week I spoke out against political advertisements in Oklahoma unfairly and inaccurately attacking James Lankford. To be fair, I must also comment on the equally disappointing negative advertisements airing in the state by the Foundation for Economic Prosperity, Inc. attacking T.W. Shannon. They are wrong and should be rejected by Oklahomans. The negative on-air advertisements and untruthful mail pieces against both Lankford and Shannon should stop. This race should be about the urgent threats to our future well-being, not the political goals of outside interest groups.”[28]

Shannon statement

In response to negative ads released about himself and Lankford in the special election for Coburn’s Senate seat, Shannon said, “I hope everyone will agree that keeping the advertising focused on issues and records will best serve the people of Oklahoma as they determine who their next U.S. Senator should be. There are real differences between Congressman Lankford and myself when it comes to our record on debt and spending, and I welcome that discussion. But I believe that discussion should remain focused on our record, and free of images showing my opponent with President Obama. I have said this before, but it bears repeating in this instance: as brothers in Christ, Congressman Lankford and I are competitors, not enemies.”[29]

Lankford statement

Lankford responded to Shannon’s statement arguing that they were overdue and that they did not go far enough in admonishing the outside groups releasing the ads. Lankford said, “I am confident that for the past week, Oklahomans have contacted the Shannon campaign to encourage them to stop the attack ads and misrepresentations. As a result, Mr. Shannon has now issued a long overdue statement to distance himself from the TV attack ads, but apparently not the new negative attack postcards hitting mailboxes across Oklahoma today. The only item that Mr. Shannon took issue with in his statement is placing my image next to the President’s. Is Mr. Shannon supportive of the remainder of the attacks, or is he not?” [29]

Polls

Republican primary: Lankford v. Shannon
Poll James Lankford T.W. ShannonUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
SoonerPoll.com
June 19-21, 2014
43.4%34.9%13.3%+/-4.81415
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.
Republican primary: Lankford v. Shannon
Poll James Lankford T.W. ShannonUndecidedOtherMargin of ErrorSample Size
The Tarrance Group
June 9-11, 2014
41%34%18%7%+/-4.5500
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.
Republican primary
Poll James Lankford T.W. ShannonKevin CrowJason WegerRandy BrogdonUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Harper Polling
January 30-February 1, 2014
54%18%0%1%0%27%+/-3.91627
Tarrance Group
February 10-12, 2014
47%17%3%0%0%33%+/-4.9500
Public Opinion Strategies
March 16-17, 2014
37%28%0%0%7%28%+/-4.38500
AVERAGES 46% 21% 1% 0.33% 2.33% 29.33% +/-4.4 542.33
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.

2012

See also: Oklahoma's 5th Congressional District elections, 2012

Lankford won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Oklahoma's 5th District. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 26, 2012, and he defeated Tom Guild (D), Robert T. Murphy (L) and Pat Martin (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[30]

U.S. House, Oklahoma District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Tom Guild 37.3% 97,504
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJames Lankford Incumbent 58.7% 153,603
     Independent Pat Martin 2.1% 5,394
     Libertarian Robert T. Murphy 2% 5,176
Total Votes 261,677
Source: Oklahoma Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Lankford is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Lankford raised a total of $1,401,055 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 22, 2013.[32]

James Lankford's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Oklahoma, District 5) Won $155,958
2010 US House (Oklahoma, District 5) Won $1,245,097
Grand Total Raised $1,401,055

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Lankford’s reports.[33]

James Lankford (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[34]April 15, 2013$429,828.90$42,886.00$(169,293.44)$303,421.46
July Quarterly[35]July 15, 2013$303,421.46$62,045.00$(49,713.64)$315,752.82
October Quarterly[36]October 15, 2013$315,752.82$205,330.00$(66,345.15)$454,737.67
Year-End Quarterly[37]December 31, 2013$454,737$122,635$(60,342)$514,505
April Quarterly[38]April 15, 2014$514,505.46$828,086.16$(333,306.03)$1,009,285.59
Running totals
$1,260,982.16$(679,000.26)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Lankford's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Lankford won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Lankford's campaign committee raised a total of $1,155,959 and spent $815,396.[39]

Cost per vote

Lankford spent $5.31 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Lankford won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Lankford's campaign committee raised a total of $1,245,097 and spent $1,156,521.[40]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics pioneered by the Government Accountability Institute:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Lankford's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $73,019 to $397,000. That averages to $235,009.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Lankford ranked as the 337th most wealthy representative in 2012.[41] Between 2009 and 2012, Lankford‘s calculated net worth increased by an average of 35 percent per year.[42] Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[43]

James Lankford Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2009$114,512
2012$235,009
Growth from 2009 to 2012:105%
Average annual growth:35%[44]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[45]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Lankford is a "rank-and-file Republican" as of June 2013.[46]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[47]

Lankford most often votes with:

Lankford least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Lankford missed 8 of 1,714 roll call votes from January 2011 to April 2013. This amounts to 0.5%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving as of April 2013.[48]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Lankford paid his congressional staff a total of $849,548 in 2011. Overall, Oklahoma ranks 19th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[49]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year.

2012

Lankford tied with one other member of the U.S. House, ranking 75th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[50]

2011

Lankford tied with one other member of the U.S. House, ranking 62nd in the conservative rankings in 2011.[51]

Voting with party

2013

Lankford voted with the Republican Party 97.0% of the time, which ranked 116th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[52]

Personal

James Lankford is married to his wife, Cindy. They have two daughters.[4]

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See also

External links

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References

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  2. 2.0 2.1 Roll Call, "Lankford Seeks Senate as Cole Declines in Oklahoma," accessed January 20, 2014
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  8. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
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  10. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  11. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
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  18. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  19. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  20. 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
  21. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  22. U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013
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  25. The questions in the quiz are broken down into two sections -- social and economic. In social questions, liberals and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while conservatives and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers. For the economic questions, conservatives and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while liberals and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers.
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  27. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named ap
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  29. 29.0 29.1 NewsOk.com, "T.W. Shannon says outside groups should stick to issues, records in U.S. Senate race," accessed June 19, 2014
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  41. Open Secrets, "Lankford, 2012," accessed January 14, 2014
  42. This figure represents the total percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below).
  43. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  44. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  45. This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
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  51. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012
  52. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
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Mary Fallin
U.S. House of Representatives - Oklahoma, District 5
2011–Present
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