Oklahoma's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

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Oklahoma's 2nd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
June 26, 2012

November 6 Election Winner:
Markwayne Mullin Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Dan Boren Democratic Party
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The 2nd congressional district of Oklahoma will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.

Candidates wishing to run were required to file by the signature filing deadline of April 13, 2012. The primary elections were held on June 26, 2012.

The 2nd district is located throughout eastern Oklahoma and borders the states of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Texas. Heading into the election the incumbent is Dan Boren (D), who has served since 2005. He has announced he will not seek re-election in 2012.[1]

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

Candidates

General election candidates

Democratic Party Rob Wallace
Republican Party Markwayne MullinGreen check mark transparent.png
Independent Michael Fulks


August 28, 2012 run-off election candidates[2]

Democratic Party Wayne Herriman18,926
Democratic Party Rob Wallace[3] 25,105 Approveda
Republican Party George Faught 9,167
Republican Party Markwayne Mullin[4] 12,059 Approveda


June 26, 2012 primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Note: A runoff primary election to decide the Democratic nominee took place on August 28, 2012.[9]

Republican Party Republican Primary

Note: A runoff primary election to decide the Republican nominee took place on August 28, 2012.[16]

Independent Independent Candidate

Impact of Redistricting

See also Redistricting in Oklahoma

Race Background

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Competitiveness

Republican Party Oklahoma's 2nd congressional district is one of 18 seats nationwide rated "Lean Republican" by the Cook Political Report. That would mean one seat gain for House Republicans.[17]

Republican Party The Sabato Crystal Ball has also rated the 7th district race as "Lean Republican."[18]

District History

2010

On November 2, 2010, Boren won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Charles Thompson in the general election.[19]

U.S. House of Representatives, Oklahoma Congressional District Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDan Boren Incumbent 56.5% 108,203
     Republican Charles Thompson 43.5% 83,226
Total Votes 191,429

See also

External links

References

  1. Huffington Post Dan Boren retiring: Oklahoma Congressman won't seek another term December 8, 2011
  2. Oklahoma Secretary of State Elections Board "Release: Runoff primary election" accessed June 26, 2012
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  4. ANELN&SECTION=POLITICS AP Results "U.S. House runoff primary results" accessed August 28, 2012
  5. 5.0 5.1 Oklahoma Secretary of State "Primary Candidate List"
  6. Muskogee Phoenix "Herriman to run for Congress" accessed January 24, 2012
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Oklahoma Elections Division "Election Results" accessed June 26, 2012
  8. Politico Dem prosecutor announces for Boren seat December 8, 2011
  9. Oklahoma Secretary of State Elections "Runoff Candidate List" accessed August 21, 2012
  10. Newsok.com Republican state lawmaker George Faught to run for Boren's 2nd District seat December 8, 2011
  11. Newson6.com Markwayne Mullin announces candidacy for 2nd congressional seat December 8, 2011
  12. McAlester News-Capital Wayne Pettigrew jumps into congressional race December 8, 2011
  13. McAlester News-Capital Candidates continue race for U.S. Congress December 8, 2011
  14. muskogeephoenix.com Pastor to run for Congress December 8, 2011
  15. Tulsa World Two more in the GOP field mulling bid for Congress December 8, 2011
  16. Oklahoma Secretary of State Elections "Runoff Candidate List" accessed August 21, 2012
  17. Cook Political Report "2012 Competitive House Race Chart" Accessed June 21, 2012
  18. Sabato Crystal Ball Accessed June 21, 2012
  19. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"