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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.)

Political Highlights: U.S. Senate, 2015-present; U.S. House of Representatives, 2011-15
Born: March 4, 1968; Dallas, Texas
Residence: Oklahoma City
Religion: Baptist
Family: Wife, Cindy Lankford; two children
Education: U. of Texas, B.S.Ed. 1990; Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, M.Div. 1994
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2014 (1st term)
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Commerce-Justice-Science; Energy-Water; Financial Services; Labor-HHS-Education; State-Foreign Operations); Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs (Federal Spending Oversight & Emergency Management; Permanent Investigations; Regulatory Affairs & Federal Management - Chairman); Indian Affairs; Select Intelligence

Election History
2014specialJames Lankford (R) 557,00267.9
Connie Johnson (D) 237,92329.0
Mark Beard (I) 25,9653.2
2012generalJames Lankford (R) 153,60358.7
Tom Guild (D) 97,50437.3
Pat Martin (I) 5,3942.1
Robert Murphy (I) 5,1762.0
2010generalJames Lankford (R) 123,23662.5
Billy Coyle (D) 68,07434.5
Clark Duffe (LIBERT) 3,0671.6
Dave White (I) 2,7281.4
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Oklahoma is 38th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.