2012 United States House of Representatives elections in Oklahoma

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2012 United States House of Representatives elections in Oklahoma

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All 5 Oklahoma seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 4 1
Seats won 5 0
Seat change Increase 1 Decrease 1
Popular vote 856,872 410,324
Percentage 64.62% 30.95%
Swing Decrease0.88% Increase3.05%

2012 U.S. House elections in Oklahoma.svg
  Republican hold
  Republican gain

The 2012 congressional elections in Oklahoma were held on November 6, 2012, 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 2010 United States Census. Representatives are elected for two-year terms; those elected will serve in the 113th Congress from January 3, 2013, until January 3, 2015.

Redistricting[edit]

A redistricting bill which made only minor alterations to the state's congressional districts was signed into law by Governor Mary Fallin on May 10, 2011. The new map was approved by every member of the congressional delegation.[1]

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in Oklahoma, 2012[2]
Party Votes Percentage Seats Before Seats After +/–
Republican 856,872 64.62 4 5 +1
Democratic 410,324 30.95 1 0 -1
Independent 48,169 3.63 0 0 0
Modern Whig 5,394 0.41 0 0 0
Libertarian 5,176 0.39 0 0 0
Totals 1,325,935 100.00% 5 5 ±0
Voter turnout

District 1[edit]

In redistricting, parts of Rogers County, including suburbs east of Tulsa, were moved from the 1st district to the 2nd.[1] Republican John Sullivan, who has represented the 1st district since 2002, will seek re-election.

John Olson, a businessman and Army reservist, won the Democratic nomination unopposed.[3]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Bridenstine 28,055 53.8
Republican John Sullivan (incumbent) 24,058 46.2
Total votes 52,113 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Oklahoma's 1st congressional district, 2012[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Bridenstine 181,084 63.5
Democratic John Olson 91,421 32.0
Independent Craig Allen 12,807 4.5
Total votes 285,312 100.0
Republican hold

District 2[edit]

In redistricting, the 2nd district acquired conservative parts of Rogers County and Democratic-leaning parts of Marshall County.[1] Democrat Dan Boren, who has represented the 2nd district since 2005, will not seek re-election.[6]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rob Wallace 31,793 46.1
Democratic Wayne Herriman 28,632 41.6
Democratic Earl E. Everett 8,484 12.3
Total votes 68,909 100.0

Runoff results[edit]

Democratic primary runoff results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rob Wallace 25,105 57.0
Democratic Wayne Herriman 18,926 43.0
Total votes 44,031 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Markwayne Mullin 12,008 42.4
Republican George Faught 6,582 23.2
Republican Dakota Wood 3,479 12.3
Republican Dustin Rowe 2,871 10.1
Republican Wayne Pettigrew 2,479 8.8
Republican Dwayne Thompson 901 3.2
Total votes 28,320 100.0

Runoff results[edit]

Republican primary runoff results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Markwayne Mullin 12,059 56.8
Republican George Faught 9,167 43.2
Total votes 21,226 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Oklahoma's 2nd congressional district, 2012[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Markwayne Mullin 143,701 57.3
Democratic Rob Wallace 96,081 38.3
Independent Michael G. Fulks 10,830 4.3
Total votes 250,612 100.0
Republican gain from Democratic

District 3[edit]

In redistricting, the 3rd district expanded to include parts of Canadian County and Creek County.[1] Republican Frank Lucas has represented the 3rd district since 1994.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Timothy Ray Murray, business consultant[12]
  • Frankie Robbins

Results[edit]

Democratic Primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Timothy Ray Murray 9,252 52.3
Democratic Frankie Robbins 8,429 47.7
Total votes 17,681 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank Lucas (incumbent) 33,454 88.2
Republican William Craig Stump 4,492 11.8
Total votes 37,946 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Oklahoma's 3rd congressional district, 2012[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank Lucas (incumbent) 201,744 75.3
Democratic Timothy Ray Murray 53,472 20.0
Independent William M. Sanders 12,787 4.8
Total votes 268,003 100.0
Republican hold

District 4[edit]

Over the decade leading up to the 2010 Census, the 4th district had grown in population more than any other district in Oklahoma. As a result, parts of Canadian County, Cleveland County and Marshall County were moved out of the 4th district in redistricting.[1] Republican Tom Cole has represented the 4th district since 2003.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Donna Marie Bebo, stay-at-home mom[13]
  • Bert Smith

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Donna Marie Bebo 11,935 58.3
Democratic Bert Smith 8,532 41.7
Total votes 20,467 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Cole (incumbent) 22,840 87.7
Republican Gary D. Caissie 3,195 12.3
Total votes 26,035 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Oklahoma's 4th congressional district, 2012[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Cole (incumbent) 176,740 67.9
Democratic Donna Marie Bebo 71,846 27.6
Independent RJ Harris 11,745 4.5
Total votes 260,331 100.0
Republican hold

District 5[edit]

Republican James Lankford, who has represented the 5th district since January 2011, is running for re-election.[1] Tom Guild, a former political science professor at the University of Central Oklahoma and unsuccessful Democratic primary candidate for the 5th district in 2010, is seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge Lankford.[14] There was no primary for either party as both Lankford and Guild ran unopposed for the Republican and Democratic nomination respectively and will face Modern Whig Party candidate Pat Martin and Libertarian nominee Robert T. Murphy in the general election.

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Oklahoma's 5th congressional district, 2012[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James Lankford (incumbent) 153,603 58.7
Democratic Tom Guild 97,504 37.3
Modern Whig Pat Martin 5,394 2.1
Libertarian Robert T. Murphy 5,176 2.0
Total votes 261,677 100.0
Republican hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Toeplitz, Shira (June 8, 2011). "Race Ratings: Boren's Exit Makes for Tossup". Roll Call. Retrieved June 28, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Oklahoma Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election".
  3. ^ Krehbiel, Randy (January 24, 2012). "Tulsa businessman John Olson plans congressional run to replace Sullivan". Tulsa World. Retrieved January 25, 2012.
  4. ^ "GOP Navy vet to challenge Sullivan in 1st District". Houston Chronicle. September 16, 2011. Retrieved September 22, 2011.
  5. ^ www.news9.com (June 27, 2012). "Election Results". Retrieved August 19, 2012.
  6. ^ Juozapavicius, Justin; Jackson, Henry C. (June 7, 2011). "Dan Boren Retiring: Oklahoma Congressman Won't Seek Another Term". The Huffington Post. Retrieved June 24, 2011.
  7. ^ Smoot, D.E. (September 23, 2011). "Herriman to run for Congress". Muskogee Phoenix. Retrieved September 23, 2011.
  8. ^ Catanese, David (October 11, 2011). "Dem prosecutor announces for Boren seat". Politico. Retrieved October 11, 2011.
  9. ^ "Muskogee State Lawmaker To Run For Dan Boren's Seat". NewsOn6.com. July 14, 2011. Retrieved August 23, 2011.
  10. ^ Beaty, James (September 14, 2011). "Candidates continue race for US Congress". McAlester News-Capital. Retrieved September 23, 2011.
  11. ^ Hulstine, Russell (September 6, 2011). "Markwayne Mullin Announces Candidacy For 2nd Congressional Seat". NewsOn6.com. Retrieved September 6, 2011.
  12. ^ "Tim Murray Announces for Oklahoma 3rd District Congressional District". Oklahoma Democratic 3rd Congressional District. February 20, 2012. Retrieved March 28, 2012.
  13. ^ Hopper, Toni (February 1, 2012). "Fletcher woman seeks Cole's seat". Duncan Banner. Retrieved March 28, 2012.
  14. ^ Coburn, James (November 8, 2011). "Guild ready to run for Congress". Edmond Sun. Retrieved November 10, 2011.

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