2006 United States House of Representatives elections in Oklahoma

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The 2006 congressional elections in Oklahoma were held on November 7, 2006 to determine who would represent the state of Oklahoma in the United States House of Representatives. Oklahoma has five seats in the House, apportioned according to the 2000 United States Census. Representatives are elected for two-year terms; those elected served in the 110th Congress from January 4, 2009 until January 3, 2011.

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in Oklahoma, 2006[1]
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Republican 518,025 57.23% 4
Democratic 372,888 41.19% 1
Independents 14,281 1.58% 0
Totals 905,194 100.00% 5

District 1[edit]

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Seeking a fourth term in Congress, incumbent Republican Congressman John Sullivan faced no difficulty against Democratic nominee Alan Gentges and independent Bill Wortman in this staunchly conservative district based in the Tulsa metropolitan area.

Oklahoma's 1st congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Sullivan (inc.) 116,920 63.64
Democratic Alan Gentges 56,724 30.87
Independent Bill Wortman 10,085 5.49
Total votes 183,729 100.00
Republican hold

District 2[edit]

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Incumbent Democratic Congressman Dan Boren, the son of former Governor and U.S. Senator David Boren, easily dispatched with his Republican opponent, Patrick Miller, in this district based in eastern Oklahoma, or "Little Dixie." This district, strongly conservative at the national level, tends to favor Democrats at the local level.

Oklahoma's 2nd congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dan Boren (inc.) 122,347 72.74
Republican Patrick K. Miller 45,861 27.26
Total votes 168,208 100.00
Democratic hold

District 3[edit]

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Incumbent Republican Congressman Frank Lucas sought and won an eighth term in Congress from this district, the most conservative district in Oklahoma and the eleventh-most conservative district nationwide.

Oklahoma's 3rd congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank Lucas (inc.) 128,042 67.46
Democratic Sue Barton 61,749 32.54
Total votes 189,791 100.00
Republican hold

District 4[edit]

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In this conservative district, based in south-central Oklahoma, incumbent Republican Congressman Tom Cole easily defeated Democratic opponent Hal Spake to win a third term.

Oklahoma's 4th congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Cole (inc.) 118,266 64.61
Democratic Hal Spake 64,775 35.39
Total votes 183,041 100.00
Republican hold

District 5[edit]

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Incumbent Republican Congressman Ernest Istook declined to seek an eighth term in Congress, instead opting to run for Governor, creating an open seat. Mary Fallin, the Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma, won the Republican primary and was favored to win the general election in this largely conservative district based in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Though Fallin was victorious on election day, her margin of victory over Democratic opponent David Hunter was the thinnest margin of any member of the Oklahoma congressional delegation.

Oklahoma's 5th congressional district election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mary Fallin 108,936 60.38
Democratic David Hunter 67,293 37.30
Independent Matthew Horton Woodson 4,196 2.33
Total votes 180,425 100.00
Republican hold

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