Friday, April 11, 2014

Candidate Filing: Day Two (recap of main offices)

The second day of candidate filing concluded yesterday at 5pm, and here's where we currently stand. Wednesday's information is in italics, Thursday's is in regular font.

U.S. Senate (full term)
Thursday: three more filers. Evelyn Rogers (R) filed to run against Inhofe, rather than the Coburn seat, Rob Moye (R) and Aaron DeLozier (I) also filed. Four filers Wednesday. Incumbent Sen. Jim InhofeD. Jean McBride-Samuels (R), Erick Wyatt (R), and Ray Woods (I).

U.S. Senate (special election)
Thursday: two more filers. T.W. Shannon and Randy BrogdonIn the race to replace Sen. Tom Coburn, four candidates filed Wednesday: Connie Johnson (D), Jason Weger (R), Kevin Crow (R), and Eric McCray (R).

U.S. House, District 1
Thursday: no more activity. One filer Wednesday: 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
Thursday: no more activity. Two filers Wednesday. Congressman Markwayne Mullin (R), and Darrel Robertson (R).

U.S. House, District 3
Thursday: two filers. Robbert Hubbard (R), and last election's Democrat nominee now running as a Republican, Timothy Ray MurryOne filer Wednesday: Congressman Frank Lucas (R).

U.S. House, District 4
Thursday: one filer: Bert Smith (D). Two filers Wednesday: Congressman Tom Cole (R), and Tae Si (D).

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

State Offices
Thursday: Chad Moody (R) and Joe Sills (I) are running for Governor). Freda Deskin (D) is running for State Superintendent. Bill Viner (R) is running for Insurance Commissioner. Todd Hiett (R) is running for Corporation Commissioner. All three announced gubernatorial candidates filed Wednesday: 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.


  1. One of the Independents running against Inhoff has a Texas address.

  2. There are no residency requirements for running for U.S. Senate. When Tom Coburn ran in 2004, someone from West Virginia filed as an Independent.


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