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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.)

Political Highlights: U.S. House of Representatives, 1995-2001; U.S. Senate, 2005-15
Born: March 14, 1948; Casper, Wyo.
Residence: Muskogee
Religion: Baptist
Family: Wife, Carolyn Coburn; three children
Education: Oklahoma State U., B.S. 1970; U. of Oklahoma, M.D. 1983
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2004 (2nd term)
Committee Assignments: Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs (Economic Policy; Housing, Transportation & Community Development; Securities, Insurance & Investment); Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs; Select Intelligence

Election History
2010generalTom Coburn (R) 718,48270.6
Jim Rogers (D) 265,81426.1
Stephen Wallace (I) 25,0482.5
Ronald Dwyer (I) 7,8070.8
2004generalTom Coburn (R) 763,43352.8
Brad Carson (D) 596,75041.3
Sheila Bilyeu (I) 86,6636.0
1998generalTom Coburn (R) 85,58157.7
Kent Pharaoh (D) 59,04239.8
Albert Jones (I) 3,6412.5
1996generalTom Coburn (R) 112,27355.5
Glen Johnson (D) 90,12044.5
1994generalTom Coburn (R) 82,47952.1
Virgil Cooper (D) 75,94347.9
Roll Call Vitals


Oklahoma is 38th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

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.