Previewing the Republican primary for Oklahoma’s 5th Congressional District
Today we’ll be covering statewide elections in Colorado, Oklahoma, and Utah. Leading up to June 30, we’ve been previewing some of the battleground elections in the Brew. As I wrote yesterday, Oklahoma voters will decide a Medicaid expansion question tonight. We’ve also looked at:
Let’s finish our previews today with an overview of the Republican primary for Oklahoma’s 5th Congressional District.
Nine candidates are running. Four had raised more than $1 million as of June 10. Stephanie Bice led in fundraising with $1.1 million. Terry Neese was second with $983,000. Janet Barresi had raised $596,000, and David Hill had raised $511,000. Also running are Michael Ballard, Shelli Landon, Jake Merrick, Charles Tuffy Pringle, and Miles Rahimi.
As of June 29, nearly all satellite spending toward the primary came from Club for Growth Action and American Jobs & Growth PAC. Club for Growth Action had spent $307,000 opposing Bice. The group did not endorse a candidate in the race. American Jobs & Growth PAC spent $50,000 supporting Bice.
In 2018, Kendra Horn (D) defeated incumbent Steve Russell (R) 50.7% to 49.3%. Trump won the 5th District by 13.4 percentage points in the 2016 presidential election. Three election forecasters rate the general election a toss-up.
Follow along with us tonight as the election results come in!