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Revision as of 19:18, 26 September 2012

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Oklahoma's 5th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
June 26, 2012

November 6 Election Winner:
James Lankford Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
James Lankford Republican Party
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Oklahoma U.S. House Elections
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2012 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 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 James Lankford (R), who has served since 2011.

This will be the first election using new district maps based on 2010 Census data. Oklahoma's 5th congressional district is located in the central portion of the state and includes Oklahoma, Pottawatomie, and Seminole counties.[2]

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 will be added when official election results are 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 Tom Guild
Republican Party James LankfordGreen check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Robert T. Murphy
Independent Pat Martin


June 26, 2012 primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

  • Tom Guild: former political science professor at the University of Central Oklahoma[3]Approveda

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian candidate

Independent Independent Candidates

Impact of Redistricting

See also Redistricting in Oklahoma

The 5th district was re-drawn after the 2010 Census. The new district is composed of the following percentages of voters of the old congressional districts.[5][6]

Campaign contributions

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

James Lankford

James Lankford (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[7]April 15, 2012$388,826.08$63,029$(28,811.09)$423,043.99
July Quarterly[8]July 15, 2012$460,132.82$88,525$(16,762.8)$531,895.02
Running totals
$151,554$(45,573.89)

Tom Guild

Tom Guild (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[9]April 15, 2012$7,460.64$9,781.34$(9,875.49)$7,366.49
July Quarterly[10]July 15, 2012$20,101.10$9,688.79$(4,927.66)$24,862.23
Running totals
$19,470.13$(14,803.15)

District History

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.[11]

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

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