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

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). [19]

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

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 Redistricting Map, "Map," accessed August 9, 2012
  4. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  5. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  6. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  7. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  8. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  9. Federal Election Commission, "Jim Bridenstine Summary Report," accessed August 1, 2013
  10. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed August 1, 2013
  11. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 12, 2014
  14. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Pre-Primary," accessed October 31, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed October 31, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 31, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Pre-General," accessed October 31, 2014
  19. Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010