United States Senate elections in Oklahoma, 2014

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2014 U.S. Senate Elections in Oklahoma

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 24, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Jim Inhofe Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Jim Inhofe Republican Party
Jim Inhofe.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid Republican[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]

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2014 U.S. House Elections

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Voters in Oklahoma will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the election 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]

The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by Jim Inhofe (R). Inhofe was first elected in 1994.


Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.


Government shutdown

Jim Inhofe

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Neutral/Abstain During the shutdown in October 2013, the Senate rejected, down party lines, every House-originated bill that stripped the budget of funding for the Affordable Care Act. A deal was reached late on October 16, 2013, just hours before the debt ceiling deadline. The bill to reopen the government, H.R. 2775, 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.[4] The final vote on H.R. 2775 was 81-18, with all 18 votes against the bill from Republican members. Jim Inhofe was the only senator who did not vote on the bill.[5]

Campaign contributions

Jim Inhofe

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Inhofe’s reports.[6]

Jim Inhofe (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[7]April 15, 2013$659,217.92$179,808.25$(90,695.90)$748,330.27
July Quarterly[8]July 15, 2013$748,330.27$729,883.36$(263,330.94)$1,214,882.69
October Quarterly[9]October 15, 2013$1,214,882.69$792,260.03$(447,341.60)$1,559,801.12
Year-End Quarterly[10]April 15, 2014$1,559,801.12$400,408.62$(379,957.14)$1,580,252.60
April Quarterly[11]April 15, 2014$1,580,252.60$286,676.30$(256,653.58)$1,610,275.32
Pre-Primary[12]June 12, 2014$1,610,275.32$263,994.84$(305,948.86)$1,568,321.30
July Quarterly[13]September 30, 2014$1,568,321.30$158,672.41$(134,557.62)$1,592,436.09
October Quarterly[14]October 15, 2014$1,592,436.09$368,584.51$(825,376.36)$1,135,644.24
Pre-General[15]October 23, 2014$1,135,644.24$104,801.00$(528,178.55)$712,266.69
Running totals

Election history


On November 2, 2010, Tom Coburn won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Jim Rogers (D), Stephen P. Wallace (I) and Ronald F. Dwyer (I) in the general election.[16]

U.S. Senate, Oklahoma General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Coburn Incumbent 70.6% 718,482
     Democratic Jim Rogers 26.1% 265,814
     Independent Stephen P. Wallace 2.5% 25,048
     Independent Ronald F. Dwyer 0.8% 7,807
Total Votes 1,017,151


On November 4, 2008, Jim Inhofe won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Andrew Rice (D) and Stephen P. Wallace (I) in the general election.[17]

U.S. Senate, Oklahoma General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Inhofe Incumbent 56.7% 763,375
     Democratic Andrew Rice 39.2% 527,736
     Independent Stephen P. Wallace 4.1% 55,708
Total Votes 1,346,819

See also

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