Oklahoma's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012

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Oklahoma's 3rd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
June 26, 2012

November 6 Election Winner:
Frank D. Lucas Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Frank D. Lucas Republican Party
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2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 3rd Congressional District of Oklahoma held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.

Frank D. Lucas was re-elected on November 6, 2012.[1]

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 was October 12.[2]

See also: Oklahoma elections, 2012

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Frank D. Lucas, who has served since 1994.

This was the first election using new district maps based on 2010 Census data. Oklahoma's 3rd Congressional District is located in the western and a northwestern portion of the state, and includes the panhandle of Oklahoma. Osage, Pawnee, Creek, Lincoln, Payne, Logan, Kay, Noble, Grant, Garfield, Kingfisher, Canadian, Caddo, Kiowa, Jackson, Harmon, Greer, Beckham, Roger Mills, Ellis, Wooward, Major , Alfalfa, Woods, Harper, Beaver, Texas, and Cimarron counties are included in the district.[3]

This is the 3rd Congressional District prior to the 2010 redistricting.


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General election candidates

Democratic Party Timothy Ray Murray
Republican Party Frank D. LucasGreen check mark transparent.png
Independent William M. Sanders

June 26, 2012 primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Independent Independent Candidate

Election Results

General Election

U.S. House, Oklahoma District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Timothy Ray Murray 20% 53,472
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFrank D. Lucas Incumbent 75.3% 201,744
     Independent William M. Sanders 4.8% 12,787
Total Votes 268,003
Source: Oklahoma Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Democratic Primary

Oklahoma's 3rd Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTimothy Ray Murray 52.3% 9,252
Frankie Robbins 47.7% 8,429
Total Votes 17,681

Republican Primary

Oklahoma's 3rd Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Lucas Incumbent 88.2% 33,454
William Craig Stump 11.8% 4,492
Total Votes 37,946

Impact of Redistricting

See also Redistricting in Oklahoma

The 3rd District was re-drawn after the 2010 Census. The new district is composed of the following percentages of voters of the old congressional districts.[6][7]

Registration statistics

As of October 30, 2012, District 3 had the following partisan registration breakdown according to the Oklahoma State Election Board:

Oklahoma Congressional District 3[8]
Congressional District District Total Democrats Republicans Other & Unaffiliated Advantage Party Advantage Change in Advantage from 2010
District 3 398,033 163,684 192,375 41,974 Republican 17.53% N/A
"Party advantage" is the percentage gap between the two major parties in registered voters. "Change in advantage" is the spread in difference of party advantage between 2010 and 2012 based on the congressional district number only.

District partisanship

FairVote's Monopoly Politics 2012 study

See also: FairVote's Monopoly Politics 2012 In 2012, FairVote did a study on partisanship in the congressional districts, giving each a percentage ranking (D/R) based on the new 2012 maps and comparing that to the old 2010 maps. Oklahoma's 3rd District's partisan advantage did not change because of redistricting.[9]
  • 2012: 23D / 77R
  • 2010: 23D / 77R

Cook Political Report's PVI

See also: Cook Political Report's Partisan Voter Index In 2012, Cook Political Report released its updated figures on the Partisan Voter Index, which measures each congressional district's partisanship relative to the rest of the country. Oklahoma's 3rd Congressional District has a PVI of R+24, which is the 9th most Republican district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by John McCain (R), 73-27 percent over Barack Obama (D). In 2004, George W. Bush (R) won the district 72-28 percent over John Kerry (D).[10]

Campaign contributions

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

Frank D. Lucas

Frank Lucas (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[11]April 15, 2012$628,490.74$236,966.69$(164,311.88)$701,145.55
July Quarterly[12]July 15, 2012$672,535.79$24,509.91$(119,892.37)$577,153.33
Running totals

Timothy Ray Murray

Timothy Ray Murray (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[13]April 15, 2012$2.00$373.00$(374.00)$1.00
July Quarterly[14]July 15, 2012$0.00$0.00$(0.00)$0.00
Running totals

District History


On November 2, 2010, Lucas won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Frankie Robbins in the general election.[15]

U.S. House of Representatives, Oklahoma Congressional District 3 Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFrank D. Lucas Incumbent 78% 161,927
     Democratic Frankie Robbins 22% 45,689
Total Votes 207,616

See also

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