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

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]


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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 1st 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 has a closed primary system, in which the selection of a party's candidates in a primary election is limited to registered members of that party.

Voter registration: Pending

See also: Oklahoma elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is 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.[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.[4] 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.[5] Jim Bridenstine voted in favor of the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[6]

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 funds 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.[7] 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. Jim Bridenstine voted against HR 2775.[8]

Campaign contributions

Jim Bridenstine

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Bridenstine’s reports.[9]

Jim Bridenstine (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[10]April 15, 2013$14,790.47$19,575.00$(17,114.78)$17,250.69
July Quarterly[11]July 15, 2013$17,250.69$127,718.71$(8,633.51)$136,335.89
October Quarterly[12]October 15, 2013$136,335.89$96,346.37$(50,155.76)$182,526.50
Year-End Quarterly[13]Deceber 31, 2013$182,526$180,709$(45,270)$318,019
April Quarterly[14]April 15, 2014$318,019.31$73,230.46$(68,960.22)$322,289.55
Running totals
$497,579.54$(190,134.27)

District history

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 (R) won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Angelia O'Dell (I). [15]

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
     Independent Angelia O'Dell 23.2% 45,656
Total Votes 196,829

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