- Republican: Mary Fallin (54.79%)
Fallin enters the general election as the leader, with a Rasmussen poll showing her leading 57%-36% over Democrat nominee Jari Askins.
- Democrat: Jari Askins (50.28%)
To illustrate just how close this primary was, Askins won by less than 0.67 votes per precinct.
Askins strength is in western Oklahoma, but western Oklahoma has trended very Republican in recent years. Mary Fallin will be strong in central Oklahoma, and Askins will do well in heavily Democratic eastern Oklahoma. Southern Oklahoma and the Tulsa area may be the key in the general election, but Mary Fallin still has the edge.
- Lieutenant Governor
- Republican: Todd Lamb (66.84%)
Kenneth Corn, the lone Democrat in the race, spent a lot of his funds in the past quarter (even though he had no primary opponent), so Lamb should still have more money than Corn. Kenneth Corn is one of the Democrats strongest candidates this election, but Lamb has an impressive background, and is very energetic. Advantage: Lamb.
- Attorney General
- Republican: Scott Pruitt (56.05%)
Jim Priest is the Democrat nominee, but even Drew Edmondson has said that the Republican nominee is going to win fairly easily.
- State Auditor and Inspector
- Republican: Gary Jones (69.57%)
Democrat Steve Burrage was appointed by Governor Henry after the previous Auditor (Jeff McMahan) went to jail for bribery and corruption charges (which were uncovered by Jones, McMahan's 2002 and 2006 opponent), and as such has never been on the ballot. SoonerPoll found in June that Jones led Burrage by 20 points.
While Burrage has a hefty campaign warchest, the climate this year in Oklahoma is not friendly to Democrats, and this could be the time Gary Jones finally wins.
- State Treasurer
- Republican: Ken Miller (63.04%)
- State Superintendent of Public Instruction
- Republican: Janet Barresi (62.73%)
- Democrat: Susan Paddack (73.35%)
This could prove to be the closest race in November, as both candidates are well funded.
- Commissioner of Labor
- Republican: Mark Costello (57.06%)
Incumbent Labor Commissioner Lloyd Fields will face an uphill battle, due to the climate and the fact that Costello can afford to put more money into his campaign. At the last report, Fields has less than $10,000 in his account.
- Insurance Commissioner
- Republican: John Crawford (41.67%) and John Doak (39.14%) -- runoff
The problem with the down-ballot races like this is that the public is focused on the "big" races, like Governor and Congress, and candidates have a harder time raising money. Thus, it's more difficult for the candidates to educate the voters.
The Democrat's best chance at holding a statewide office, as incumbent commissioner Kim Holland currently has nearly $300,000 in her campaign account. Holland was a 2008 presidential delegate for Barack Obama, though, and the GOP nominee is sure to hammer her for that.
- Corporation Commissioner
- Republican: Dana Murphy (69.21%) -- elected, no opponent in November
- U.S. Senate
- Republican: Tom Coburn (90.36%)
- Democrat: Jim Rogers (65.36%)
Coburn was going to win big in November, regardless of whomever the Democrats nominated, but this will be a tremendous cakewalk.
- U.S. House, District 1
- Republican: John Sullivan (62.07%)
- U.S. House, District 2
- Republican: Charles Thompson (33.57%) and Daniel Edmonds (28.31%) -- runoff
Thompson sent out a mail piece that implied a non-existing endorsement by U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, which did affect some voters. Even so, Thompson only came in first because of his lead in Cherokee and Delaware counties.
This race could still go either way.
- Democrat: Dan Boren (75.56%)
Dan Boren easily defeated a challenge from far-left state senator Jim Wilson, who garnered support from disgruntled liberal Democrats (mainly in the metropolitan areas of the state), who consider Boren to be a "Democrat-In-Name-Only". Unfortunately for Wilson, his supporters don't live in the district, and therefore could not vote, hence his resounding defeat.
Boren spent over seven hundred thousand dollars in the primary.
- U.S. House, District 4
- Republican: Tom Cole (77.26%) -- re-elected, no opponent in November
- U.S. House, District 5
- Republican: James Lankford (33.58%) and Kevin Calvey (32.48%) -- runoff
The momentum is with James Lankford in this runoff.
- Democrat: Billy Coyle (56.83%)