Oklahoma's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Oklahoma's 5th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 24, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Steve Russell Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
James Lankford Republican Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid Republican[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]


Oklahoma U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 5th Congressional District of Oklahoma will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Oklahoma is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Parties decide who may vote, so an unaffiliated voter must be authorized by a party in order to vote in the primary.[3]

Heading into the election the incumbent is James Lankford (R), who was first elected in 2010.

Oklahoma's 5th Congressional District is located in the central portion of the state and includes Oklahoma, Pottawatomie and Seminole counties.[4]

Candidates

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August 26, 2014, Republican runoff primary

Note: No candidate secured more than 50 percent of the vote in the June 24, 2014, primary election. A runoff primary election was held between the top two candidates.[6]


August 26, 2014, Democratic runoff primary

Note: No candidate secured more than 50 percent of the vote in the June 24, 2014, primary election. A runoff primary election was held between the top two candidates.[6]


June 24, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Issues

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[12] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[13] James Lankford voted in favor of the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[14]

Voted "No" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[15] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. [[James Lankford] voted against HR 2775.[16]

Campaign contributions

James Lankford

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Lankford’s reports.[17]

James Lankford (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[18]April 15, 2013$429,828.90$42,886.00$(169,293.44)$303,421.46
July Quarterly[19]July 15, 2013$303,421.46$62,045.00$(49,713.64)$315,752.82
October Quarterly[20]October 15, 2013$315,752.82$205,330.00$(66,345.15)$454,737.67
Year-End Quarterly[21]December 31, 2013$454,737$122,635$(60,342)$514,505
April Quarterly[22]April 15, 2014$514,505.46$828,086.16$(333,306.03)$1,009,285.59
Running totals
$1,260,982.16$(679,000.26)

District history

2012

The 5th Congressional District of Oklahoma held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent James Lankford won re-election in the district.[23]

U.S. House, Oklahoma District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Tom Guild 37.3% 97,504
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJames Lankford Incumbent 58.7% 153,603
     Independent Pat Martin 2.1% 5,394
     Libertarian Robert T. Murphy 2% 5,176
Total Votes 261,677
Source: Oklahoma Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Lankford won election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Billy Coyle, Clark Duffe and Dave White in the general election.[24]

U.S. House of Representatives, Oklahoma Congressional District 5 Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJames Lankford 62.5% 123,236
     Democratic Billy Coyle 34.5% 68,074
     Independent Clark Duffe 1.6% 3,067
     Independent Dave White 1.4% 2,728
Total Votes 197,105

See also

External links

References

  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR AUGUST 8, 2014," accessed August 21, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 21, 2014
  3. Oklahoma State Election Board Website, "Voter Registration in Oklahoma," accessed January 3, 2014
  4. Oklahoma Redistricting Map, "Map," accessed August 9, 2012
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 Ok.gov, "Candidates for Federal, State and Legislative Offices,” accessed June 13, 2014
  6. 6.0 6.1 Associated Press, "Oklahoma - Summary Vote Results," accessed June 24, 2014
  7. 7.0 7.1 Associated Press, "Oklahoma - Summary Vote Results," accessed August 26, 2014
  8. News 9, "OK Corporation Commission Chairman To Enter US House Race," accessed January 23, 2014
  9. Harvey Sparks for Congress, "Home," accessed March 19, 2014
  10. Steve Russell for Congress, "Home," accessed May 5, 2014
  11. Campaign website, "Home," accessed February 20, 2014
  12. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  13. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  14. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  15. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  16. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "James Lankford Summary Report," accessed August 1, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed August 1, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  20. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 12, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 29, 2014
  23. Politico "2012 Election Map, Oklahoma"
  24. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"