Vote button trans.png
April's Project of the Month
It's spring time. It's primary election season!
Click here to find all the information you'll need to cast your ballot.




Difference between revisions of "Oklahoma's 5th Congressional District elections, 2012"

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
m (Text replace - "Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports" to "Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports")
(22 intermediate revisions by 8 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
{{okdis5congtoc}}{{tnr}}The '''[[Oklahoma's 5th congressional district|5th congressional district of Oklahoma]]''' will hold an election for the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] on November 6, 2012.
+
{{okdis5congtoc}}{{tnr}}The '''[[Oklahoma's 5th congressional district|5th congressional district of Oklahoma]]''' held an election for the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] on November 6, 2012.
 +
[[James Lankford]] was re-elected on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/Oklahoma ''ABC News'' "2012 General Election Results"]</ref>
 +
{{Congintro2012
 +
|Filing deadline=April 13, 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.
 +
|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
 +
|Incumbent=Heading into the election the incumbent is [[James Lankford]] (R), who has served since 2011.}}
  
Candidates wishing to run must file by the [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|signature filing deadline]] of April 13, 2012. The primary elections will be held on June 26, 2012.
+
This was the first election using [[Congressional redistricting maps implemented after the 2010 Census|new district maps based on 2010 Census data]]. [[Oklahoma's 5th congressional district]] is located in the central portion of the [[Oklahoma|state]] and includes Oklahoma, Pottawatomie, and Seminole counties.<ref>[http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/File:Oklahoma_May_2011_Redistricting_Map.png ''Oklahoma Redistricting Map'' "Map" Accessed August 9, 2012]</ref>
  
The 5th district is located in the center of [[Oklahoma]] and includes parts of Oklahoma City. Heading into the election the incumbent is [[James Lankford]] (R), who has served since 2011.
 
 
[[File:OK Congressional District 5 2000-2010.jpg|thumb|300px|This is the 3rd congressional district prior to the 2010 [[Redistricting in Ohio|redistricting]].]]
 
[[File:OK Congressional District 5 2000-2010.jpg|thumb|300px|This is the 3rd congressional district prior to the 2010 [[Redistricting in Ohio|redistricting]].]]
  
 
==Candidates==  
 
==Candidates==  
{{bluedot}} <u>'''Democratic Primary'''</u>
+
{{Candidate list noteB|Date=October 15, 2012}}
:* [[Tom Guild]]: former political science professor at the University of Central Oklahoma<ref>[http://www.edmondsun.com/local/x57160660/Guild-ready-to-run-for-Congress ''edmondsun.com'' ''Guild Ready to run for Congress'' December 8, 2011]</ref>
+
  
{{reddot}} <u>'''Republican Primary'''</u>
+
{{Okcong5cand12}}
:* [[James Lankford]]: ''Incumbent''
+
 
 +
==Election results==
 +
===General election===
 +
{{Template:Okdis5genelecbox12}}
  
 
==Impact of Redistricting==
 
==Impact of Redistricting==
 
::''See also [[Redistricting in Oklahoma]]''
 
::''See also [[Redistricting in Oklahoma]]''
 +
 +
The [[Oklahoma's 5th congressional district|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.<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>
 +
*1 percent from the [[Oklahoma's 4th congressional district|4th congressional district]]
 +
*99 percent from the [[Oklahoma's 5th congressional district|5th congressional district]]
 +
 +
===Registration statistics===
 +
 +
As of October 30, 2012, District 5 had the following partisan registration breakdown according to the Oklahoma State Election Board:
 +
{| border="1" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0" style="margin: 1em 1em 1em 0; background: #f9f9f9; border: 1px #a3bfb1 solid;" width=70%;
 +
|- style="background-color:#9400d3; color: white;"
 +
! colspan="8" | Oklahoma Congressional District 5<ref>[http://www.ok.gov/elections/documents/reg_0112.pdf ''Oklahoma State Election Board,'' "Voter Registration Reports, 2012," July 13, 2012]</ref>
 +
|-bgcolor="#cef2e0 align="center"
 +
!Congressional District
 +
!District Total
 +
!Democrats
 +
!Republicans
 +
!Other & Unaffiliated
 +
!Advantage
 +
!Party Advantage
 +
!Change in Advantage from 2010
 +
|-
 +
|District 5
 +
|403,972
 +
|172,196
 +
|176,704
 +
|55,072
 +
|style="background-color:red; color: white;"|Republican
 +
|2.62%
 +
|N/A
 +
|-
 +
| 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>
 +
|}
 +
 +
===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 5th 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>
 +
 +
*'''2012''': 37D / 63R
 +
*'''2010''': 37D / 63R
 +
 +
====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 [[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 5th congressional district]] has a PVI of R + 13, which is the 72nd most Republican district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by [[John McCain]] (R), 59-41 percent over [[Barack Obama]] (D). In 2004, George W. Bush (R) won the district 64-36 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>
 +
 +
==Campaign contributions==
 +
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.
 +
===James Lankford===
 +
{{Campaign finance reports
 +
|Name = James Lankford (2012)
 +
|Political Party = Republican
 +
|Report 1 = April Quarterly<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/pdf/622/12970925622/12970925622.pdf#navpanes=0''Federal Election Commission'' "James Lankford April Quarterly," Accessed August 6, 2012]</ref>
 +
|Date 1 = April 15, 2012
 +
|Beginning Balance 1 = 388826.08
 +
|Total Contributions 1 = 63029
 +
|Expenditures 1= 28811.09
 +
|Cash on Hand 1 =423043.99
 +
|Report 2 =July Quarterly<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/pdf/416/12952428416/12952428416.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'' "James Lankford July Quarterly," Accessed August 6, 2012]</ref>
 +
|Date 2 =July 15, 2012
 +
|Beginning Balance 2 =460132.82
 +
|Total Contributions 2 =88525
 +
|Expenditures 2=16762.8
 +
|Cash on Hand 2 =531895.02
 +
}}
 +
===Tom Guild===
 +
{{Campaign finance reports
 +
|Name = Tom Guild (2012)
 +
|Political Party = Democratic
 +
|Report 1 = April Quarterly<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/pdf/690/12951419690/12951419690.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Tom Guild April Quarterly," Accessed August 6, 2012]</ref>
 +
|Date 1 = April 15, 2012
 +
|Beginning Balance 1 = 7460.64
 +
|Total Contributions 1 = 9781.34
 +
|Expenditures 1= 9875.49
 +
|Cash on Hand 1 =7366.49
 +
|Report 2 =July Quarterly<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/pdf/278/12971426278/12971426278.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Tom Guild July Quarterly," Accessed August 6, 2012]</ref>
 +
|Date 2 =July 15, 2012
 +
|Beginning Balance 2 =20101.10
 +
|Total Contributions 2 =9688.79
 +
|Expenditures 2=4927.66
 +
|Cash on Hand 2 =24862.23
 +
}}
  
 
==District History==
 
==District History==
Line 42: Line 132:
 
*[[United States House of Representatives elections in Oklahoma, 2012]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives elections in Oklahoma, 2012]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives elections, 2012]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives elections, 2012]]
*[[United States Senate elections in Oklahoma, 2012]]
 
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
*[http://www.guildforcongress.com/ Tom Guild campaign website]
 
*[http://www.guildforcongress.com/ Tom Guild campaign website]
 +
*[https://jameslankford.com/ James Lankford campaign website]
 +
*[http://martinforcongress.wordpress.com/ Pat Martin campaign website]
 +
*[http://murphy444.org/ Robert Murphy campaign website]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
Line 51: Line 143:
 
{{2012 congress election}}
 
{{2012 congress election}}
 
{{Oklahoma congress}}
 
{{Oklahoma congress}}
__NOTOC__
 
 
[[Category:U.S. House elections, Oklahoma, 2012]]
 
[[Category:U.S. House elections, Oklahoma, 2012]]

Revision as of 23:43, 29 November 2012

2014



CongressLogo.png

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
James Lankford.jpg

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

2012 U.S. Senate Elections

Flag of Oklahoma.png
The 5th congressional district of Oklahoma held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.

James Lankford 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 James Lankford (R), who has served since 2011.

This was 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.[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 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[4]Approveda

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian candidate

Independent Independent Candidates

Election results

General election

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"

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.[6][7]

Registration statistics

As of October 30, 2012, District 5 had the following partisan registration breakdown according to the Oklahoma State Election Board:

Oklahoma Congressional District 5[8]
Congressional District District Total Democrats Republicans Other & Unaffiliated Advantage Party Advantage Change in Advantage from 2010
District 5 403,972 172,196 176,704 55,072 Republican 2.62% 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 5th District's partisan advantage did not change because of redistricting.[9]

  • 2012: 37D / 63R
  • 2010: 37D / 63R

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 5th congressional district has a PVI of R + 13, which is the 72nd most Republican district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by John McCain (R), 59-41 percent over Barack Obama (D). In 2004, George W. Bush (R) won the district 64-36 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.

James Lankford

James Lankford (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[11]April 15, 2012$388,826.08$63,029$(28,811.09)$423,043.99
July Quarterly[12]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[13]April 15, 2012$7,460.64$9,781.34$(9,875.49)$7,366.49
July Quarterly[14]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.[15]

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