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United States Senate election in Oklahoma, 2014

United States Senate election in Oklahoma, 2014

November 4, 2014 (2014-11-04)

 
Nominee Jim Inhofe Matt Silverstein
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 557,537 233,932
Percentage 68.0% 28.5%

County results

U.S. Senator before election

Jim Inhofe
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Jim Inhofe
Republican

The 2014 United States Senate election in Oklahoma took place on November 4, 2014 to elect a member of the United States Senate to represent the State of Oklahoma, concurrently with the special election to Oklahoma's other Senate seat, as well as other elections to the United States Senate in other states and elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections.

Incumbent Republican Senator Jim Inhofe is running for re-election to a fourth term in office. He won the Republican primary against several minor candidates; Democratic nominee Matt Silverstein, an insurance agency owner, was unopposed for his party's nomination.

Republican primary

Candidates

Declared

  • Jim Inhofe, incumbent U.S. Senator[1]
  • D. Jean McBride-Samuels[2]
  • Rob Moye, retired air traffic controller[3]
  • Evelyn Rogers, perennial candidate[3]
  • Erick Wyatt, Iraq War Veteran[2][4]

Endorsements

Results

Republican primary results[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Inhofe 231,291 87.69%
Republican Evelyn Rodgers 11,960 4.53%
Republican Erick Wyatt 11,713 4.44%
Republican Rob Moye 4,846 1.84%
Republican D. Jean McBride-Samuels 3,965 1.5%
Totals 263,775 100%

Democratic primary

Candidates

Declared

  • Matt Silverstein, insurance agency owner[8]

Endorsements

Silverstein was unopposed for the Democratic nomination, so no primary was held.

Independents

Candidates

Declared

General election

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Jim
Inhofe (R)
Matt
Silverstein (D)
Other Undecided
Sooner Poll October 25–29, 2014 949 ± 3.18% 62.7% 27.8% 5.2%[16] 4.4%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov October 16–23, 2014 995 ± 5% 63% 27% 0% 10%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov September 20–October 1, 2014 1,244 ± 3% 67% 25% 0% 8%
Sooner Poll September 27–29, 2014 400 ± 4.9% 56% 32% 5% 7%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov August 18–September 2, 2014 821 ± 5% 60% 28% 1% 11%
Sooner Poll August 28–30, 2014 603 ± 3.99% 59.1% 27.4% 4.6%[17] 8.8%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov July 5–24, 2014 1,312 ± 4.7% 56% 32% 10% 3%
Rasmussen Reports July 15–16, 2014 750 ± 4% 58% 27% 4% 10%

See also

References

  1. ^ "Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe announces intent to run for re-election, 4th full term in U.S. Senate". KJRH.com. August 7, 2013. Retrieved August 8, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Smoot, D.E. (April 9, 2014). "Most candidate filings are for state, federal offices".  
  3. ^ a b c "Okla.'s Inhofe continues to draw GOP opponents".  
  4. ^ Faught, Jamison (March 3, 2014). "Inhofe draws his first GOP challenger: Iraq vet Erick Wyatt". Muskogee Politico. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ "NFIB Endorses Inhofe". The McCarville Report. 2014-04-25. Retrieved 2014-07-25. 
  7. ^ "Official Results - Primary Election". Oklahoma Secretary of State. July 7, 2014. Retrieved July 30, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe, challenger Matt Silverstein report campaign donations". The Oklahoman. October 25, 2013. Retrieved November 26, 2013. 
  9. ^ Sierra Club EndorsedOK-SEN. "Matt Silverstein | Voter Guide". Content.sierraclub.org. Retrieved 2014-07-25. 
  10. ^ "Election 2014: Boilermakers recommend candidates". Boilermakers. 2014. Retrieved October 29, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Official UAW Endorsements- oklahoma". UAW. 2014. Retrieved October 29, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Endorsed Candidates". AFL-CIO. 2014. Retrieved October 29, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Democratic challenger takes a swing at Inhofe’s ‘glass jaw’". Matt For Oklahoma. 2014. Retrieved October 29, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Democratic challenger takes a swing at Inhofe’s ‘glass jaw’". Matt For Oklahoma. 2014. Retrieved October 29, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Candidates for Federal, State, Legislative and Judicial Offices". Oklahoma State Election Board. April 11, 2014. Retrieved April 11, 2014. 
  16. ^ Aaron DeLozier (I) 1.3%, Joan Farr (I) 1.3%, Ray Woods (I) 2.6%
  17. ^ Aaron DeLozier (I) 1.7%, Joan Farr (I) 1.2%, Ray Woods (I) 1.7%

External links

Official campaign websites
  • Jim Inhofe for Senate incumbent
  • Joan Farr for Senate
  • D. Jean McBride-Samuels for Senate
  • Evelyn Rogers for Senate
  • Matt Silverstein for Senate
  • Erick Wyatt for Senate
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