Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Candidate Filing: Day One (recap of main offices)

The first day of candidate filing has concluded, and here's where we currently stand.

U.S. Senate (full term)
Four filers today. Incumbent Sen. Jim InhofeD. Jean McBride-Samuels (R), Erick Wyatt (R), and Ray Woods (I).

U.S. Senate (special election)
In the race to replace Sen. Tom Coburn, four candidates filed today: Connie Johnson (D), Jason Weger (R), Kevin Crow (R), and Eric McCray (R).

U.S. House, District 1
One filer: Congressman Jim Bridenstine. The 1st District is the only U.S. House seat with only one publicly announced candidate (the incumbent).

U.S. House, District 2
Two filers. Congressman Markwayne Mullin (R), and Darrel Robertson (R).

U.S. House, District 3
One filer: Congressman Frank Lucas (R).

U.S. House, District 4
Two filers: Congressman Tom Cole (R), and Tae Si (D).

U.S. House, District 5
Seven filers. Steve Russell (R), Mike Turner (R), Harvey Sparks (R), Clark Jolley (R), Tom Guild (D), Al McAffrey (D), and Buddy Ray (I).

State Offices
All three announced gubernatorial candidates filed today: Governor Mary Fallin (R), Joe Dorman (D), and Richard Prawdzienski (I). For the Lieutenant Governor post, incumbent Todd Lamb (R) and Cathy Cummings (D) filed. State Auditor Gary Jones, Attorney General Scott Pruitt (R), State Treasurer Ken Miller (R), Labor Commissioner Mark Costello (R), Insurance Commissioner John Doak (R) all filed for their current office, with no current opponents. Cliff Branan filed for Corporation Commissioner. Closing out the statewide offices, four candidates filed for State Superintendent: incumbent Janet Barresi (R), Joy Hofmeister (R), Jack Herron (D), and John Cox (D).

The full (and updated) list of announced statewide and federal candidates is here, on my blog. The list of filed federal, state, legislative, and judicial candidates is available here, on the State Election Board website.


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