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{{okdis3congtoc}}{{tnr}}The '''[[Oklahoma's 3rd congressional district|3rd congressional district of Oklahoma]]''' will hold an election for the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] on November 6, 2012.
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{{okdis3congtoc}}{{tnr}}The '''[[Oklahoma's 3rd congressional district|3rd congressional district of Oklahoma]]''' held an election for the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] on November 6, 2012.
 
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[[Frank D. Lucas]] was re-elected on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/Oklahoma ''ABC News'' "2012 General Election Results"]</ref>
 
{{Congintro2012
 
{{Congintro2012
 
|Filing deadline=April 13, 2012
 
|Filing deadline=April 13, 2012
 
|Primary date=June 26, 2012
 
|Primary date=June 26, 2012
 
|Primary=Oklahoma has a [[Closed primary|closed primary]] system, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.
 
|Primary=Oklahoma has a [[Closed primary|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.<ref>[http://www.ok.gov/elections/documents/12calendar.pdf ''Oklahoma State Election Board'' "Oklahoma Elections 2012," Accessed July 26, 2012]</ref>
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|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.<ref>[http://www.ok.gov/elections/documents/12calendar.pdf ''Oklahoma State Election Board'' "Oklahoma Elections 2012," Accessed July 26, 2012]</ref>
 
|State=Oklahoma
 
|State=Oklahoma
 
|Incumbent=Heading into the election the incumbent is [[Frank D. Lucas]], who has served since 1994.}}
 
|Incumbent=Heading into the election the incumbent is [[Frank D. Lucas]], who has served since 1994.}}
  
The 3rd district is spans throughout western [[Oklahoma]] and borders the states of [[New Mexico]], [[Colorado]], [[Kansas]], and [[Texas]]. It is one of the largest districts in the country.  
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This was the first election using [[Congressional redistricting maps implemented after the 2010 Census|new district maps based on 2010 Census data]]. [[Oklahoma's 3rd congressional district]] is located in the western and a northwestern portion of the [[Oklahoma|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.<ref>[http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/File:Oklahoma_May_2011_Redistricting_Map.png ''Oklahoma Redistricting Map'' "Map" Accessed August 9, 2012]</ref>
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[[File:OK Congressional District 3 2000-2010.jpg|thumb|300px|This is the 3rd congressional district prior to the 2010 [[Redistricting in Ohio|redistricting]].]]
 
[[File:OK Congressional District 3 2000-2010.jpg|thumb|300px|This is the 3rd congressional district prior to the 2010 [[Redistricting in Ohio|redistricting]].]]
  
 
==Candidates==  
 
==Candidates==  
{{Candidate list noteB|Date=July 16, 2012}}
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{{Candidate list noteB|Date=October 15, 2012}}
  
 
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{{Okcong3cand12}}
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==Election Results==
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===General Election===
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{{Okdis3genelecbox12}}
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===Democratic Primary===
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{{Primary election box 2012
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|Chamber= Oklahoma's 3rd Congressional District
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|party= Democratic
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|winner1 =Timothy Ray Murray
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|Inc1 = N
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|candidate2 =Frankie Robbins
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|candidate3 =
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|votes1 =9252
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|votes2 =8429
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|votes3 =
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}}
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===Republican Primary===
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{{Primary election box 2012
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|Chamber= Oklahoma's 3rd Congressional District
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|party= Republican
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|winner1 =Frank Lucas
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|Inc1 = Y
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|candidate2 =William Craig Stump
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|candidate3 =
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|votes1 =33454
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|votes2 =4492
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|votes3 =
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}}
  
 
==Impact of Redistricting==
 
==Impact of Redistricting==
 
::''See also [[Redistricting in Oklahoma]]''
 
::''See also [[Redistricting in Oklahoma]]''
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The [[Oklahoma's 3rd congressional district|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.<ref>[http://www.censusviewer.com/district-maps/2012/09/Oklahoma-congressional-districts-comparison-2001-2011/ ''Moonshadow Mobile's CensusViewer'' "Oklahoma's congressional districts 2001-2011 comparison"]</ref><ref>[http://www.votermapping.com ''Labels & Lists'' "VoterMapping software voter counts"]</ref>
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*97 percent from the [[Oklahoma's 3rd congressional district|3rd congressional district]]
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*3 percent from the [[Oklahoma's 4th congressional district|4th congressional district]]
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===Registration statistics===
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As of October 30, 2012, District 3 had the following partisan registration breakdown according to the Oklahoma State Election Board:
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|- style="background-color:#9400d3; color: white;"
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! colspan="8" | Oklahoma Congressional District 3<ref>[http://www.ok.gov/elections/documents/reg_0112.pdf ''Oklahoma State Election Board,'' "Voter Registration Reports, 2012," July 13, 2012]</ref>
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|-bgcolor="#cef2e0 align="center"
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!Congressional District
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!District Total
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!Democrats
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!Republicans
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!Other & Unaffiliated
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!Advantage
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!Party Advantage
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!Change in Advantage from 2010
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|-
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|District 3
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|398,033
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|163,684
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|192,375
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|41,974
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|style="background-color:red; color: white;"|Republican
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|17.53%
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|N/A
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|-
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| colspan="8" align="center" |<small>"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.</small>
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|}
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===District partisanship===
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====FairVote's Monopoly Politics 2012 study====
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:''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.<ref>[http://www.fairvote.org/assets/2012-Redistricting/OKRedistrictingAnalysis.pdf,'' "2011 Redistricting and 2012 Elections in Oklahoma," September 2012]</ref>
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*'''2012''': 23D / 77R
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*'''2010''': 23D / 77R
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====Cook Political Report's PVI====
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:''See also: [[Cook Political Report's Partisan Voter Index]]'' In 2012, ''Cook Political Report'' released its updated figures on the [[Cook Political Report's Partisan Voter Index|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).<ref>[http://cookpolitical.com/application/writable/uploads/2012_PVI_by_District.pdf ''Cook Political Report'' "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008" Accessed October 2012]</ref>
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==Campaign contributions==
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Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the [[United States Congress elections, 2012|2012 elections season]]. Below are candidate reports.
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===Frank D. Lucas===
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{{Campaign finance reports
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|Name = Frank Lucas (2012)
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|Political Party = Republican
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|Report 1 = April Quarterly<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/pdf/445/12951430445/12951430445.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Frank Lucas April Quarterly," Accessed August 5, 2012]</ref>
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|Date 1 = April 15, 2012
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|Beginning Balance 1 = 628490.74
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|Total Contributions 1 = 236966.69
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|Expenditures 1= 164311.88
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|Cash on Hand 1 =701145.55
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|Report 2 = July Quarterly<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/pdf/812/12971430812/12971430812.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Frank Lucas July Quarterly," Accessed August 5, 2012]</ref>
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|Date 2 = July 15, 2012
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|Beginning Balance 2 =672535.79
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|Total Contributions 2 =24509.91
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|Expenditures 2=119892.37
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|Cash on Hand 2 =577153.33
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}}
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===Timothy Ray Murray===
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{{Campaign finance reports
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|Name = Timothy Ray Murray (2012)
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|Political Party = Democratic
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|Report 1 = April Quarterly<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/pdf/023/12970967023/12970967023.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Timothy Ray Murray April Quarterly," Accessed August 5, 2012]</ref>
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|Date 1 = April 15, 2012
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|Beginning Balance 1 = 2.00
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|Total Contributions 1 = 373.00
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|Expenditures 1= 374.00
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|Cash on Hand 1 =1.00
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|Report 2 =July Quarterly<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/pdf/601/12971467601/12971467601.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Timothy Ray Murray July Quarterly," Accessed August 5, 2012]</ref>
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|Date 2 =July 15, 2012
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|Beginning Balance 2 =0.00
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|Total Contributions 2 =0.00
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|Expenditures 2=0.00
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|Cash on Hand 2 =0.00
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}}
  
 
==District History==
 
==District History==
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==External links==
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*[https://timmurrayforcongress.org/ Tim Murray campaign website]
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*[https://www.frankdlucas.com/ Frank Lucas campaign website]
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*[http://sanders.foroklahoma.com/ William Sanders campaign website]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

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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
Frank Lucas.jpg

Oklahoma U.S. House Elections
District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5

2012 U.S. Senate Elections

Flag of Oklahoma.png
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.

Candidates

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 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
$261,476.6$(284,204.25)

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
$373$(374)

District History

2010

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

External links

References