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OKLAHOMA

oklahomaPopulation: 3,911,338 (2015)

Filing deadline: April 15, 2016.

Primary: June 28, Run-Off August 23, 2016.

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Oklahoma (R+19) is conservative state, more southern than mid-western in many respects. The GOP used a long time to take over here, and there are still quite a few conservadems around. It is 73% White, 7% Black, 7% Hispanic and 7% Native American.

FEDERAL LEVEL

Electors: 7. Okla­homa is a safe state for the GOP in Presidential elections.

Sena­tors: 2 Republicans.

Jim Inhofe. (Pic: Congress)

Jim Inhofe. (Pic: Congress)

Senator class 2: Jim Inhofe (R)
Committees: Environment (Chair), Armed Forces.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Jim Inhofe

Rating, May 19, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2020.

Status, May 19, 2016:
Businessman and Tulsa Mayor Jim Inhofe (b.1934) served in the House from 1987 and won a special election to the Senate in 1994. He was re-elected with 68% in 2014.

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James Lankford. (Pic: Congress)

James Lankford. (Pic: Congress)

Senator class 3: James Lankford (R)
Committees: Appropriations, Homeland Security, Indian Affairs, Intelligence.

Democratic nominee: Mike Workman
Republican nomineeJames Lank­ford

Rating, May 19, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2016.

Status, May 19, 2016:
Theologian James Lank­ford (b.1968) was the leader of the nation’s largest Baptist camp for years before running for Congress in 2010. He won a special election to the Senate in 2014 with 68% and is up for a full six-year term this year. The Democrats are running PR-consultant Mike Workman.

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Representatives: 5 Republicans.

Jim Bridenstine. (Pic: Congress)

Jim Bridenstine. (Pic: Congress)

District 1
Representative: Jim Bridenstine (R)
Committees: Armed Forces, Science.

Democratic nominee: NONE
Republican nominee: Jim Bri­denstine

Rating, May 19, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2016.

Status, Sep 1, 2016:
The district (R+18) lies in northeastern Oklahoma and contains most of Tulsa. It is 72% White, 8% Black and 8% Hispanic. Veteran and museum director Jim Bridenstine (b.1975) beat an incumbent Republican in the 2012 primary and had no opponents in 2014.

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Markwayne Mullin. (Pic: Congress)

Markwayne Mullin. (Pic: Congress)

District 2
Representative: Markwayne Mullin (R)
Committees: Energy & Commerce.

Democratic nominee: Joshua Harris-Till
Republican nominee: Mar­kwayne Mullin

Rating, May 19, 2016: S
afe GOP in 2016.

Status, Sep 1, 2016:
The district (R+20) covers the eastern areas of the state along the Arkansas and Missouri border. It is 71% White and 16% Native American. Businessman Markwayne Mullin (b.1977) won the open seat in 2012 and took 70% in 2014. The Dems nominated power plant technician Joshua Harris-Till.

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Frank Lucas. (Pic: Congress)

Frank Lucas. (Pic: Congress)

District 3
Representative: Frank Lucas (R)
Committees: Agriculture, Financial Services, Science.

Democratic nominee: Frankie Robbins
Republican nominee: Frank Lucas

Rating, May 19, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2016.

Status, May 19, 2016:
The district (R+26) contains the western parts of Oklahoma, including The Panhandle and covers almost half the state. It is 80% White. State Representative and rancher Frank Lucas (b.1960) was first elected in a special election in 1994. He took 79% in 2014. The Dems are running engineer Frankie Robbins.

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Tom Cole. (Pic: Congress)

Tom Cole. (Pic: Congress)

District 4
Representative: Tom Cole (R)
Committees: Appropriations, Budget, Rules.

Democratic nominee: Christina Owen
Republican nominee: Tom Cole

Rating, May 19, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2016.

Status, May 19, 2016:
The district (R+19) covers southern areas of the state, almost up to OK City. It is 77% White. SoS and political advisor Tom Cole (b.1949) was first elected in 2002 and took 71% in 2014. The Dems are running businesswoman Christina Owen.

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Steve Russell. (Pic: Congress)

Steve Russell. (Pic: Congress)

District 5
Representative: Steve Russell (R)
Committees: Armed Forces, Education, Oversight.

Democratic nominee: Al McAffrey
Republican nomineeSteve Russell

Rating, May 19, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2016.

Status, May 19, 2016:
The district (R+12) includes all of Oklahoma City with suburbs, especially to the east. It is 65% White, 13% Black and 12% Hispanic. Veteran and State Senator Steve Russell (b.1963) held the seat for the GOP with 60% in 2014 against State Senator Al McAffrey, who is running again.

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STATE LEVEL

Mary Fallin. (Pic: State of OK)

Mary Fallin. (Pic: State of OK)

Governor: Mary Fallin (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 19, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2018.

Status, May 19, 2016:
Businesswoman, LG and Congresswoman Mary Fallin (b.1954) was elected Governor in 2010 and re-elected in 2014 with 56%. She is term limited, but is frequently mentioned as a potential Veep for Donald Trump.

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Todd Lamb. (Pic: State of OK)

Todd Lamb. (Pic: State of OK)

Lieutenant Governor: Todd Lamb (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 19, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2018.

Status, May 19, 2016:
The LG is nominated and elected separately in Oklahoma. Former Secret Service agent and State Senator Todd Lamb (b.1971) was first elected in 2010 and took 68% in 2014. He is term limited.

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Ken Miller. (Pic: State of OK)

Ken Miller. (Pic: State of OK)

Treasurer: Ken Miller (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 19, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2018.

Status, May 19, 2016:
Businessman and State Representative Ken Miller (b.1966) was first elected in 2010 and had no opponents in 2014. He is term limited.

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Gary Jones. (Pic: State of OK)

Gary Jones. (Pic: State of OK)

Auditor: Gary Jones (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Gary Jones

Rating, May 19, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2018.

Status, May 19, 2016:
Businessman and County Commissioner Gary Jones (b.1955) was first elected in 2010 and had no opponents in 2014. He is term limited.

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Scott Pruitt. (Pic: State of OK)

Scott Pruitt. (Pic: State of OK)

Attorney General: Scott Pruitt (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Scott Pruitt

Rating, May 19, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2018.

Status, May 19, 2016:
Lawyer and businessman Scott Pruitt (b.1968) was first elected in 2010 and had no opponents in 2014. He is term limited.

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Joy Hofmeister. (Pic: State of OK)

Joy Hofmeister. (Pic: State of OK)

Superintendent of Public Instruction: Joy Hofmeister (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nomineeJoy Hofmeister

Rating, May 19, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2018.

Status, May 19, 2016:
Former School Board member Joy Hofmeister beat the incumbent Republican in the 2014 primary and took 56% in November.

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Melissa Houston. (Pic: State of OK)

Melissa McLawhorn Houston. (Pic: State of OK)

Labor Commissioner: Melissa McLawhorn Houston (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 19, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2018.

Status, May 19, 2016:
Labor Commissioner Mark Costello took 63% in 2014, but was killed by his own son in August 2015. Governor Fallin appointed AG CoS Melissa McLawhorn Houston (b.1969) as his replacement. She is not running in 2018.

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John Doak. (Pic: State of OK)

John Doak. (Pic: State of OK)

Insurance Commissioner: John Doak (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: John Doak

Rating, May 19, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2018.

Status, May 19, 2016:
Insurance agent John Doak was first elected in 2010 and had no opponents in 2014. He is term limited in 2018.

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Dana Murphy. (Pic: State of OK)

Dana Murphy. (Pic: State of OK)

Corporation Commissioner: Dana Murphy (R)

Democratic nomineeRichard Morrisette
Republican nominee: Dana Murphy

Rating, May 19, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2016.

Status, May 19, 2016:
Geologist and lawyer Dana Murphy won a special election in 2008 and had no opponent in 2010. The Dems are running lawyer and State Representative Richard Morrisette.

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Bob Anthony. (Pic: State of OK)

Bob Anthony. (Pic: State of OK)

Corporation Commissioner: Bob Anthony (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Bob Anthony

Rating, May 19, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2018.

Status, May 19, 2016:
Businessman Bob Anthony (b.1948) was first elected in 1988 and had no opponents in 2012.

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Todd Hiett. (Pic: State of OK)

Todd Hiett. (Pic: State of OK)

Corporation Commissioner: Todd Hiett (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nomineeTodd Hiett

Rating, May 19, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2020.

Status, May 19, 2016:
Rancher and State Representative Todd Hiett (b.1967) was first elected in 2014, when he had no opponents.

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State Senate: 48 (8D / 40R). Term: 4 years. Half elected in 2016/18.
State House: 101 (29D / 72R). Term 2 years. Elections in 2016.

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