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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Oklahoma U.S. House Elections
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2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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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.
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 Dan Boren (D), who has served since 2005. He has announced he will not seek re-election in 2012.[2]

This will be the first election using new district maps based on 2010 Census data. Oklahoma's 2nd congressional district is located in the eastern portion of the state and includes Washington, Craig, Ottawa, Delaware, Mayes, Rogers, Cherokee, Adair, Sequoyah, Muskogee, Okmulgee, Okfuskee, Hughes, Coal, Pittsburg, McIntosh, Haskell, Le Flore, Latimer, Pittsburg, Johnston, Bryan, Atoka, Pushmataha, Choctaw, and McCurtain counties.[3]

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


Note: Election results were added on election night as races were called. Vote totals were added after official election results had been certified. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you find any errors in this list, please email: Geoff Pallay.

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[4]

Democratic Party Wayne Herriman18,926
Democratic Party Rob Wallace[5] 25,105 Approveda
Republican Party George Faught 9,167
Republican Party Markwayne Mullin[6] 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.[11]

Republican Party Republican Primary

Note: A runoff primary election to decide the Republican nominee took place on August 28, 2012.[18]

Independent Independent Candidate

Impact of Redistricting

See also Redistricting in Oklahoma

The 2nd district was re-drawn after the 2010 Census. The new district is composed of the following percentages of voters of the old congressional districts.[19][20]

Race Background


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.[21]

Republican Party The Sabato Crystal Ball has also rated the 7th district race as "Lean Republican."[22]

District History


On November 2, 2010, Boren won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Charles Thompson in the general election.[23]

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


  1. Oklahoma State Election Board "Oklahoma Elections 2012," Accessed July 26, 2012
  2. Huffington Post Dan Boren retiring: Oklahoma Congressman won't seek another term December 8, 2011
  3. Oklahoma Redistricting Map "Map" Accessed August 9, 2012
  4. Oklahoma Secretary of State Elections Board "Release: Runoff primary election" accessed June 26, 2012
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  6. ANELN&SECTION=POLITICS AP Results "U.S. House runoff primary results" accessed August 28, 2012
  7. 7.0 7.1 Oklahoma Secretary of State "Primary Candidate List"
  8. Muskogee Phoenix "Herriman to run for Congress" accessed January 24, 2012
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Oklahoma Elections Division "Election Results" accessed June 26, 2012
  10. Politico Dem prosecutor announces for Boren seat December 8, 2011
  11. Oklahoma Secretary of State Elections "Runoff Candidate List" accessed August 21, 2012
  12. Newsok.com Republican state lawmaker George Faught to run for Boren's 2nd District seat December 8, 2011
  13. Newson6.com Markwayne Mullin announces candidacy for 2nd congressional seat December 8, 2011
  14. McAlester News-Capital Wayne Pettigrew jumps into congressional race December 8, 2011
  15. McAlester News-Capital Candidates continue race for U.S. Congress December 8, 2011
  16. muskogeephoenix.com Pastor to run for Congress December 8, 2011
  17. Tulsa World Two more in the GOP field mulling bid for Congress December 8, 2011
  18. Oklahoma Secretary of State Elections "Runoff Candidate List" accessed August 21, 2012
  19. Moonshadow Mobile's CensusViewer "Oklahoma's congressional districts 2001-2011 comparison"
  20. Labels & Lists "VoterMapping software voter counts"
  21. Cook Political Report "2012 Competitive House Race Chart" Accessed June 21, 2012
  22. Sabato Crystal Ball Accessed June 21, 2012
  23. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"