NRCC MEMO: OKLAHOMA PRIMARY RUNOFF RESULTS NRCC | August 29th, 2012
TO: INTERESTED PARTIES
FROM: NRCC POLITICAL AND NRCC COMMUNICATIONS
DATE: AUGUST 28, 2012
SUBJECT: OKLAHOMA PRIMARY RUNOFF RESULTS
This November, the Sooner State is going all red. With the last Democrat standing retiring, national Democrats are understandably not enthusiastic about their candidates or their chances in the state. Even The Cook Political Report predicts that Obama would be ‘lucky to crack 30 percent’ of the vote here in November. Oklahoma is a perfect example of the difficulties that lie ahead for Democrats and their far-off dream of regaining the House majority.
OK-02: Markwayne Mullin (R) vs. Rob Wallace (D)
This seat is a common example of the challenges that national Democrats face trying to return the Speaker’s gavel to Nancy Pelosi. With Dan Boren retiring, another race has evaporated for Democrats. The Republican challenger is Markwayne Mullin, a native of the district and a successful small business owner. Mullin’s business employs more than 100 Oklahomans and has inspired him to tirelessly advocate for the free enterprise system and the opportunities it provides for future generations.
After limping out of a nasty primary, Rob Wallace has depleted his resources. Bruised and weakened, Wallace will have to answer questions about his failed business endeavors and about the failed economic policies of his party in Washington. To even make the race remotely close, Wallace will have to significantly outperform President Obama in this district even though Obama is predicted to get crushed in November.
District Facts: PVI R+14, McCain 66%, Bush 59%; The Cook Political Report rates this race Lean Republican. The Rothenberg Political Report rates this race Republican Favored. The district borders Kansas to the north, Missouri and Arkansas to the east, and Texas (along the Red River) to the south. Separated by I-40, the district is comprised of Green Country to the north and Little Dixie to the south.
The following are the unofficial results from Tuesday’s primary runoff election in Oklahoma. These results are unofficial and incomplete.
*Indicates Winner determined by AP