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Oklahoma's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012

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Oklahoma's 1st Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
June 26, 2012

November 6 Election Winner:
Jim Bridenstine Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
John Sullivan (OK) Republican Party
John Sullivan.jpg

Oklahoma U.S. House Elections
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2012 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 6, 2012.
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 is October 12.[1]

See also: Oklahoma elections, 2012

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is John Sullivan, who has served since 2003.

This will be the first election using new district maps based on 2010 Census data. Oklahoma's 1st congressional district is located in the northeastern portion of the state and includes Washington, Tulsa, Rogers, Creek, and Wagoner counties.[2]

Sullivan was defeated by challenger Jim Bridenstine in the GOP primary.[3] 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.[4]

This is the 3rd congressional district prior to the 2010 redistricting.


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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

Primary Results

Republican Primary

Oklahoma's 1st Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Bridenstine 53.8% 28,055
John Sullivan 46.2% 24,058
Total Votes 52,113

Impact of Redistricting

See also Redistricting in Oklahoma

The 1st district was re-drawn after the 2010 Census. The new district is composed entirely of the old 1st district.[9][10]

Campaign contributions

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are candidate reports.

John Olson

John Olson (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly [11]April 15, 2012$0.00$29,480.00$(8,883.86)$20,596.14
July Quarterly[12]July 15, 2012$18,496.86$20,458.40$(3,866.22)$35,089.04
Running totals

Jim Bridenstine

Jim Bridenstine (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[13]April 15, 2012$7,901.72$78,021.12$(29,424.82)$56,672.15
July Quarterly[14]July 15, 2012$34,514.19$87,986.17$(95,408.59)$25,189.29
Running totals

District History


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

See also

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