Oklahoma's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012
November 6, 2012
June 26, 2012
John Sullivan (OK)
|Candidate Filing Deadline||Primary Election||General Election|
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 is August 3. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 12.
- See also: Oklahoma elections, 2012
Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is John Sullivan, who has served since 2003.
Sullivan was defeated by challenger Jim Bridenstine in the GOP primary. 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.
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General election candidates
June 26, 2012 primary results
Impact of Redistricting
- See also Redistricting in Oklahoma
|U.S. House, Oklahoma District 1 General Election, 2010|
|Republican||John Sullivan Incumbent||76.8%||151,173|
- United States House of Representatives elections in Oklahoma, 2012
- United States House of Representatives elections, 2012
- Oklahoma State Election Board "Oklahoma Elections 2012," Accessed July 26, 2012
- Fox 23 "Jim Bridenstine defeats John Sullivan in primary," June 26, 2012
- Politico "An incumbent caught sleeping?" June 26, 2012
- Tulsa World "Tulsa businessman John Olson plans congressional run to replace Sullivan" accessed January 24, 2012
- Houston Chronicle GOP Navy vet set to challenge Sullivan in 1st District December 8, 2011
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- Oklahoma Secretary of State "Primary Candidate List"
- Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010