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2014 United States Senate election in Oklahoma

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Nominee Jim Inhofe Matt Silverstein
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 558,166 234,307
Percentage 68.0% 28.6%

2014 United States Senate election in Oklahoma results map by county.svg
County results
Inhofe:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%      >90%

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 was 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. This was Inhofe's first election in which he won every county, and his only election in which he won majority in every county.

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Jim Inhofe

Jim Inhofe

James Mountain Inhofe is a former American politician who served as a United States senator from Oklahoma from 1994 to 2023. A member of the Republican Party, he is the longest serving U.S. senator from Oklahoma. He served in various elected offices in the state of Oklahoma for nearly sixty years, between 1966 and 2023.

Democratic Party (United States)

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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 (incumbent) 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 1.50%
Total votes 263,775 100.00%

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Jim Inhofe

Jim Inhofe

James Mountain Inhofe is a former American politician who served as a United States senator from Oklahoma from 1994 to 2023. A member of the Republican Party, he is the longest serving U.S. senator from Oklahoma. He served in various elected offices in the state of Oklahoma for nearly sixty years, between 1966 and 2023.

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National Federation of Independent Business

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Republican Party (United States)

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The Republican Party, also referred to as the GOP, is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States. The GOP was founded in 1854 by anti-slavery activists who opposed the Kansas–Nebraska Act, which allowed for the potential expansion of chattel slavery into the western territories. It has been the main political rival of the Democratic Party since the mid-1850s. Like them, the Republican Party is a big tent of competing and often opposing ideologies. Presently, the Republican Party contains prominent conservative, centrist, populist, and right-libertarian factions.

Democratic primary

Candidates

Declared

  • Matt Silverstein, insurance agency owner[8]

Endorsements

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

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Sierra Club

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International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers

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Brad Henry

Brad Henry

Charles Bradford Henry is an American lawyer and politician who served as the 26th governor of Oklahoma from 2003 to 2011. The most recent Democrat to hold the office, he previously served in the Oklahoma Senate from 1992 to 2003.

Drew Edmondson

Drew Edmondson

William Andrew Edmondson is an American lawyer and politician from the state of Oklahoma. A member of the Democratic Party, Edmondson served as the 16th Attorney General of Oklahoma from 1995 to 2011. Prior to his election as state attorney general, he served as district attorney for Muskogee County, Oklahoma, from 1983 to 1992. He was defeated twice in campaigns for U.S. Congress in Oklahoma's 2nd congressional district, where his father Ed Edmondson served from 1953 to 1973.

Independents

Candidates

Declared

General election

Predictions

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[15] Solid R November 3, 2014
Sabato's Crystal Ball[16] Safe R November 3, 2014
Rothenberg Political Report[17] Safe R November 3, 2014
Real Clear Politics[18] Safe R November 3, 2014

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Jim
Inhofe (R)
Matt
Silverstein (D)
Other Undecided
Rasmussen Reports July 15–16, 2014 750 ± 4% 58% 27% 4% 10%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov July 5–24, 2014 1,312 ± 4.7% 56% 32% 10% 3%
Sooner Poll August 28–30, 2014 603 ± 3.99% 59% 27% 5%[19] 9%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov August 18 – September 2, 2014 821 ± 5% 60% 28% 1% 11%
Sooner Poll September 27–29, 2014 400 ± 4.9% 56% 32% 5% 7%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov September 20 – October 1, 2014 1,244 ± 3% 67% 25% 0% 8%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov October 16–23, 2014 995 ± 5% 63% 27% 0% 10%
Sooner Poll October 25–29, 2014 949 ± 3.18% 63% 28% 5%[20] 4%

Results

United States Senate election in Oklahoma, 2014[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Jim Inhofe (incumbent) 558,166 68.01% +11.33%
Democratic Matt Silverstein 234,307 28.55% -10.63%
Independent Joan Farr 10,554 1.28% N/A
Independent Ray Woods 9,913 1.21% N/A
Independent Aaron DeLozier 7,793 0.95% N/A
Total votes '820,733' '100.0%' N/A
Republican hold

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Stuart Rothenberg

Stuart Rothenberg

Stuart Rothenberg is an American editor, publisher, and political analyst. He is best known for his biweekly political newsletter The Rothenberg Political Report, now known as Inside Elections. He was also a regular columnist at Roll Call and an occasional op-ed contributor to other publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Orlando Sentinel.

Republican Party (United States)

Republican Party (United States)

The Republican Party, also referred to as the GOP, is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States. The GOP was founded in 1854 by anti-slavery activists who opposed the Kansas–Nebraska Act, which allowed for the potential expansion of chattel slavery into the western territories. It has been the main political rival of the Democratic Party since the mid-1850s. Like them, the Republican Party is a big tent of competing and often opposing ideologies. Presently, the Republican Party contains prominent conservative, centrist, populist, and right-libertarian factions.

Jim Inhofe

Jim Inhofe

James Mountain Inhofe is a former American politician who served as a United States senator from Oklahoma from 1994 to 2023. A member of the Republican Party, he is the longest serving U.S. senator from Oklahoma. He served in various elected offices in the state of Oklahoma for nearly sixty years, between 1966 and 2023.

Democratic Party (United States)

Democratic Party (United States)

The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States. Founded in 1828, it was predominantly built by Martin Van Buren, who assembled politicians in every state behind war hero Andrew Jackson, making it the world's oldest active political party. Its main political rival has been the Republican Party since the 1850s, with both parties being big tents of competing and often opposing viewpoints. Modern American liberalism — a variant of social liberalism — is the party's majority ideology. The party also has notable centrist, social democratic, and left-libertarian factions.

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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. Archived from the original on August 14, 2013. Retrieved August 8, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c Smoot, D.E. (April 9, 2014). "Most candidate filings are for state, federal offices". Muskogee Phoenix. Retrieved April 10, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c "Okla.'s Inhofe continues to draw GOP opponents". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. April 10, 2014. Retrieved April 11, 2014.
  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. April 25, 2014. Retrieved July 25, 2014.
  7. ^ "Official Results - Primary Election" (PDF). 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. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved July 25, 2014.
  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" (PDF). AFL-CIO. 2014. Retrieved October 29, 2014.
  13. ^ a b "Democratic challenger takes a swing at Inhofe's 'glass jaw'". Matt For Oklahoma. 2014. Archived from the original on October 27, 2014. Retrieved October 29, 2014.
  14. ^ "Candidates for Federal, State, Legislative and Judicial Offices" (PDF). Oklahoma State Election Board. April 11, 2014. Retrieved April 11, 2014.
  15. ^ "2014 Senate Race Ratings for November 3, 2014". The Cook Political Report. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  16. ^ "The Crystal Ball's Final 2014 Picks". Sabato's Crystal Ball. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  17. ^ "2014 Senate Ratings". Senate Ratings. The Rothenberg Political Report. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  18. ^ "2014 Elections Map - Battle for the Senate 2014". Real Clear Politics. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  19. ^ Aaron DeLozier (I) 2%, Joan Farr (I) 1%, Ray Woods (I) 2%
  20. ^ Aaron DeLozier (I) 1%, Joan Farr (I) 1%, Ray Woods (I) 3%
  21. ^ "Oklahoma Secretary of State 2014 General Election". Oklahoma Secretary of State. November 4, 2014. Archived from the original on January 11, 2015. Retrieved January 6, 2015.
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