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{{congspecelec2013-2014toc}}{{tnr}}'''Oklahoma''' will hold a [[United States Congress special elections, 2014|special election]] for the [[United States Senate|U.S. Senate]] November 4, 2014.<ref name="date">[http://atr.rollcall.com/oklahoma-gov-sets-dates-for-election-to-replace-coburn/ ''Roll Call'', "Special election dates set to replace Coburn," accessed January 18, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://kfor.com/2014/01/17/oklahoma-will-hold-special-election-to-fill-coburns-u-s-senate-seat-after-retirement/ ''Kfor.com'', "Oklahoma will hold special election to fill Coburn’s U.S. Senate seat after retirement," accessed January 18, 2014]</ref>
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{{congspecelec2013-2014toc}}{{tnr}}'''Oklahoma''' will hold a [[United States Congress special elections, 2014|special election]] for the [[United States Senate|U.S. Senate]] in 2014. The general election date will be on November 4, 2014, where a six-year term will also be up for election for the seat currently held by [[Jim Inhofe]] (R).<ref name="date">[http://atr.rollcall.com/oklahoma-gov-sets-dates-for-election-to-replace-coburn/ ''Roll Call'', "Special Election Dates Set to Replace Coburn," accessed January 18, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://kfor.com/2014/01/17/oklahoma-will-hold-special-election-to-fill-coburns-u-s-senate-seat-after-retirement/ ''Kfor.com'', "Oklahoma will hold special election to fill Coburn’s U.S. Senate seat after retirement," accessed January 18, 2014]</ref>
  
 
The special election will be held to fill the vacancy left by the retirement of [[United States Senate|Sen.]] [[Tom Coburn]] (R).<ref name="date"/><ref>[http://www.thecitywire.com/node/31319#.UtrQAPvnZdg ''The City Wire'', "Oklahoma Sen. Coburn announces resignation, special election set," accessed January 18, 2014]</ref>
 
The special election will be held to fill the vacancy left by the retirement of [[United States Senate|Sen.]] [[Tom Coburn]] (R).<ref name="date"/><ref>[http://www.thecitywire.com/node/31319#.UtrQAPvnZdg ''The City Wire'', "Oklahoma Sen. Coburn announces resignation, special election set," accessed January 18, 2014]</ref>
  
In November 2013, [[Tom Coburn|Coburn's]] office announced that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer and was undergoing treatment.<ref name=cancer>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/11/05/coburn-diagnosed-with-prostate-cancer/?wprss=rss_politics&clsrd ''The Washington Post'', "Coburn diagnosed with prostate cancer," accessed November 8, 2013]</ref> Coburn will retire at the end of 2014, two years before his term ends. The [[Governor of Oklahoma|governor]] is not allowed to appoint a replacement; instead, a special election will be held.<ref>[http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/195763-coburn-will-retire-at-end-of-2014 ''The Hill'', "Okla. Sen. Coburn to retire at end of 2014," accessed January 17, 2014]</ref> Coburn plans to stay in office until the session ends and his successor is sworn in with the rest of the new members.<ref>[http://newsok.com/oklahoma-gov.-mary-fallin-sets-special-election-to-replace-sen.-tom-coburn/article/3924974 ''News OK.com'', "Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin sets special election to replace Sen. Tom Coburn," accessed January 18, 2014]</ref>
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In November 2013, [[Tom Coburn|Coburn's]] office announced that he had been diagnosed with a recurrence of prostate cancer and was undergoing treatment.<ref name=cancer>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/11/05/coburn-diagnosed-with-prostate-cancer/?wprss=rss_politics&clsrd ''The Washington Post'', "Coburn diagnosed with prostate cancer," accessed November 8, 2013]</ref> Coburn will be retiring at the end of 2014, two years before his term ends. The [[Governor of Oklahoma|governor]] is not allowed to appoint a replacement, requiring a special election.<ref>[http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/195763-coburn-will-retire-at-end-of-2014 ''The Hill'', "Okla. Sen. Coburn to retire at end of 2014," accessed January 17, 2014]</ref> Coburn plans to stay until the session ends and his successor is sworn in with the rest of the new members.<ref>[http://newsok.com/oklahoma-gov.-mary-fallin-sets-special-election-to-replace-sen.-tom-coburn/article/3924974 ''News OK.com'', "Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin sets special election to replace Sen. Tom Coburn," accessed January 18, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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===Matt Silverstein===
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Oklahoma will hold a special election for the U.S. Senate in 2014. The general election date will be on November 4, 2014, where a six-year term will also be up for election for the seat currently held by Jim Inhofe (R).[1][2]

The special election will be held to fill the vacancy left by the retirement of Sen. Tom Coburn (R).[1][3]

In November 2013, Coburn's office announced that he had been diagnosed with a recurrence of prostate cancer and was undergoing treatment.[4] Coburn will be retiring at the end of 2014, two years before his term ends. The governor is not allowed to appoint a replacement, requiring a special election.[5] Coburn plans to stay until the session ends and his successor is sworn in with the rest of the new members.[6]

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
April 11, 2014
June 24, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: 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.[7]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by May 30, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 10, 2014 (25 days prior to the election).[8]

See also: Oklahoma elections, 2014

Incumbent: The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by Tom Coburn (R). Coburn was first elected in 2004.

Candidates

General election candidates


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 will be held between the top two candidates.[9]


June 24, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Failed to file

Declined to run

Campaign contributions

James Lankford

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Lankford’s reports.[20]

James Lankford (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[21]April 15, 2013$429,828.90$42,886.00$(169,293.44)$303,421.46
July Quarterly[22]July 15, 2013$303,421.46$62,045.00$(49,713.64)$315,752.82
October Quarterly[23]October 15, 2013$315,752.82$205,330.00$(66,345.15)$454,737.67
Year-End Quarterly[24]December 31, 2013$454,737$122,635$(60,342)$514,505
April Quarterly[25]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)

Matt Silverstein

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Silverstein's reports.[26]

Matt Silverstein (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[27]July 15, 2013$0$83,336$(9,119)$74,216
October Quarterly[28]October 15, 2013$74,216$101,830$(50,168)$98,662
Year-End Quarterly[29]December 31, 2013$98,662$58,520$(65,518)$101,193
April Quarterly[30]April 15, 2014$101,193.80$82,805.08$(78,295.91)$105,702.97
Pre-Primary[31]June 12, 2014$105,702.97$33,349.00$(88,914.10)$50,137.87
Running totals
$359,840.08$(292,015.01)

Jason Weger

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Weger's reports.[32]

Jason Wegar (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[33]April 9, 2014$0$330,000$(272,000)$58,000
Running totals
$330,000$(272,000)

T.W. Shannon

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Shannon's reports.[34]

T. W. Shannon (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[35]April 15, 2014$0$807,952.78$(304,971.56)$502,981.22
Running totals
$807,952.78$(304,971.56)

Issues

Controversy

SCF

The Senate Conservatives Fund announced on January 20, 2014, that it would not back James Lankford.[36]

“We won’t support Congressman Lankford’s bid for the Senate because of his past votes to increase the debt limit, raise taxes, and fund Obamacare. We have reviewed his record and it’s clear that conservatives cannot count on him to fight for their principles,” said SCF Executive Director Matt Hoskins in a statement.[36]

Endorsements

T.W. Shannon

See also: Senate Conservatives Fund

Shannon has been endorsed by the following:

Polls

Republican primary
Poll James Lankford T.W. ShannonKevin CrowJason WegerRandy BrogdonUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Harper Polling
January 30-February 1, 2014
54%18%0%1%0%27%+/-3.91627
Tarrance Group
February 10-12, 2014
47%17%3%0%33%+/-4.9500
Public Opinion Strategies
March 16-17, 2014
37%28%0%0%7%28%+/-4.38500
AVERAGES 46% 21% 1% 0.33% 13.33% +/-4.4 542.33
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

Media


T.W. Shannon, "The Dignity of Work."

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2010

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.[39]

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

2008

On November 4, 2008, James M. Inhofe won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Andrew Rice (D) and Stephen P. Wallace (I) in the general election.[40]

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


See also

External links

References

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  2. Kfor.com, "Oklahoma will hold special election to fill Coburn’s U.S. Senate seat after retirement," accessed January 18, 2014
  3. The City Wire, "Oklahoma Sen. Coburn announces resignation, special election set," accessed January 18, 2014
  4. The Washington Post, "Coburn diagnosed with prostate cancer," accessed November 8, 2013
  5. The Hill, "Okla. Sen. Coburn to retire at end of 2014," accessed January 17, 2014
  6. News OK.com, "Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin sets special election to replace Sen. Tom Coburn," accessed January 18, 2014
  7. Oklahoma State Election Board Website, "Voter Registration in Oklahoma," accessed January 3, 2014
  8. Oklahoma State Election Board Website, "Voter Registration in Oklahoma," accessed January 3, 2014
  9. 9.0 9.1 Associated Press, "Oklahoma - Summary Vote Results," accessed June 24, 2014
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 Ok.gov, "Candidates for Federal, State and Legislative Offices," accessed June 13, 2014
  11. Politico, "James Lankford announces Senate bid," accessed January 20, 2014
  12. 12.0 12.1 Politico, "Jim Bridenstine says no to Senate run," accessed January 29, 2014
  13. The Hill, "Oklahoma House Speaker moving toward Senate bid," accessed January 22, 2014
  14. Jason Weger for Senate, "Intro," accessed January 30, 2014
  15. News on 6, "Oklahoma Professor Announces Plans To Run For Senate," accessed March 13, 2014
  16. Randy Brogdon for Senate, "Brogdon Seeks Senate Seat, McConnell’s Removal," accessed March 19, 2014
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Sun Herald, "Dems say 'no' to run for Okla's US Senate seat," accessed January 22, 2014
  18. Politico, "Frank Keating won’t seek Tom Coburn’s seat," accessed January 27, 2014
  19. Politico, "Frank Keating considers running for Tom Coburn’s seat," accessed January 24, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "James Lankford Summary Report," accessed August 1, 2013
  21. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed August 1, 2013
  22. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  23. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  24. Federal Election Commission, "Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 12, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 29, 2014
  26. Federal Election Commission, "Matt Silverstein Summary Report," accessed February 20, 2014
  27. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed February 20, 2014
  28. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed February 20, 2014
  29. Federal Election Commission, "Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 20, 2014
  30. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 29, 2014
  31. Federal Election Commission, "Pre-Primary," accessed June 18, 2014
  32. Federal Election Commission, "Weger 2014 Summary reports," accessed April 24, 2014
  33. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 24, 2014
  34. Federal Election Commission, "Shannon 2014 Summary reports," accessed April 24, 2014
  35. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 24, 2014
  36. 36.0 36.1 Politico, "James Lankford announces Senate bid," accessed January 20, 2014
  37. Politico, "SCF backs Shannon in Okla. Senate race," accessed April 1, 2014
  38. 38.0 38.1 38.2 Tulsa World, "T.W. Shannon touts Ted Cruz endorsement in U.S. Senate race," accessed April 17, 2014
  39. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  40. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013

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