2022 United States Senate election in Oklahoma

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Party Republican Democratic

Incumbent U.S. senator

James Lankford
Republican



The 2022 United States Senate election in Oklahoma will be held on November 8, 2022, to elect a member of the United States Senate to represent the State of Oklahoma.[1] The primary elections for the Republican, Democratic and Libertarian parties' nominations will take place on June 28, 2022.[1] All candidates must file between the days of April 13–15, 2022.[1]

Incumbent Republican Senator James Lankford was first elected in 2014 special election with 68% of the vote, succeeding retiring fellow Republican Tom Coburn.[2] Lankford won re-election to a first full term in 2016 with 68% of the vote.[3]

Republican primary

On March 16, 2021, Jackson Lahmeyer announced his campaign for the republican nomination for United States Senate seat held by James Lankford. While Lankford had not formally announced, he was expected to run for reelection.[4] On April 6, Lankford officially announced he'd seek reelection in an interview with the Tulsa World.[5] The Oklahoman reported that Joan Farr announced their candidacy for the Oklahoma and Kansas U.S. Senate seats sometime in August.[6] On September 28, state senator Nathan Dahm announced his campaign for Lankford's seat.[6] In November the Tulsa World reported that Jessica Jean Garrison, the daughter of former state senator Earl Garrison, would also campaign in the contested republican primary.[7]

On February 28, 2022, Nathan Dahm announced he had switched his campaign to the 2022 United States Senate special election in Oklahoma.[8]

Candidates

Declared

Withdrew before filing

Endorsements

James Lankford and Jackson Lahmeyer are courting the endorsement of Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States, but the former president has not yet endorsed a candidate in this race.[9][10]

On June 29, 2021, Lankford's campaign published it had been endorsed by Kevin McDugle. McDugle later went on social media claiming to have never made the endorsement; Lankford's campaign subsequently removed his name from their endorsement list.[11]

Jackson Lahmeyer
Federal Executive Branch officials
State Senator
State Representative
County official
Individuals
Organizations
James Lankford
Federal Executive Branch official
U.S. Senators
U.S. Representatives
Statewide elected officials
State Senators
State Representatives
Individuals
Organizations
Labor union

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[a]
Margin
of error
Nathan
Dahm
Jackson
Lahmeyer
James
Lankford
Other Undecided
Amber Integrated (R) December 15–19, 2021 253 (RV) ± 6.2% 9% 8% 56% 3% 24%
Amber Integrated (R) September 29 – October 3, 2021 253 (RV) ± 6.2% 3% 21% 62% 1% 12%

Results

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joan Farr
Republican Jackson Lahmeyer
Republican Jessica Jean Garrison
Republican James Lankford (incumbent)
Total votes

Democratic primary

Candidates

Declared

Potential

Declined

Libertarian primary

Candidates

Potential

General election

Predictions

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[48] Solid R November 19, 2021
Inside Elections[49] Solid R January 7, 2022
Sabato's Crystal Ball[50] Safe R November 3, 2021
RCP[51] Safe R January 10, 2022

Notes

  1. ^ Key:
    A – all adults
    RV – registered voters
    LV – likely voters
    V – unclear

References

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