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1998 Oklahoma Congressional and Statewide Results
Filing Deadline: July 8, Primary: August 25, Run off: September 15,
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties
Governor, 47% in '94, 1st term
Stu Rothenberg's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:4, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 77% Republican
St. Rep. Laura Boyd (D), St. Rep. James Hager (D), Frank Keating (R), perennial Joe Vickers (R), horse breeder Hoppy Heidelberg (Rfm),
Lt. Governor
ER doctor Jack Morgan (D), attorney / rancher /ex-GOPer Dan Lowe (D), Mary Fallin (R)
Attorney General
Edward "Drew" Edmondson (D) No Republican
Treasurer
Robert A. Butkin (D) No Republican
Auditor
Clifton H. Scott (D) Allen M. Hart (R)
Insurance Commissioner
'94 nominee / insurance agent Carroll Fisher (D), John P. Spearman (D), Barry Hale (D), John P. Crawford (R), Don Strong (R), Mill Maguire (R),
Labor Commissioner
J.C. Watts Sr. (D), Jerry Morgan (D), perennial candidate Virginia "Blue Jeans" Jenner (D), Brenda Reneau (R), environmental researcher Chris Brown (R),
Superintendent of Schools
Sandy Garrett (D) ex-Secretary of Education/ teacher Linda D. Murphy (R), Tod Williams (R),
Corporate Commissioner seat up in 2002
No Democrat Ed Apple (R)
Corporate Commissioner, Cody Graves (D) retiring
Charley Long (D) Denise A. Bode (R)
Senator, 58.6% in '92, 3rd term
Stu Rothenberg's prediction: Safe Republican, Charles Cook's prediction: Safe Republican, Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:6, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Republican
air-conditioning contractor Don E. Carroll (D), Jacquelyn Morrow Lewis Ledgerwood (D), Arlie Nixon (D), Jerry Kobyluk (D), Don Nickles (R), Argus W. Yandell Jr. (I), Mike Morris (I),
1st Cong. District, 68.2% in '96, 2nd term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:20, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Republican
minister Howard Plowman (D), Steve Largent (R),
2nd Cong. District, 55.5% in '96, 2nd term, might retire in '00
Roll Call's prediction: Likely Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:3, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 64% Republican
ex-St. Transportation Commissioner / rancher Kent Pharaoh (D), professor Isabel K. Baker (D), '96 candidate/used car salesman Jim Robert "Bob" Wilson (D), Bryan J. Bigby (D), Tom A. Coburn (R), computer systems manager Albert Jones (I),
3rd Cong. District, 51.4% in '96, 1st / 8th term,Watkins announced and reconsidered retirement
Roll Call's prediction: Likely Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 5:8, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 64% Republican
ex-St. Rep. Walt Roberts (D), '96 nominee/St. Sen. Darryl Roberts (D), prof. James Tony Litherland (D), Chickasaw Nation tribe Governor Bill Anoatubby (D), Wes Watkins (R),
4th Cong. District, 57.7% in '96, 2nd term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:5, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 77% Republican
attorny Ben Odom (D), J. C. Watts (R),
5th Cong. District, 69.7% in '96, 3rd term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:10, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Republican
community activist Mary Catherine Smothermon (D), Ernest Jim Istook (R),
6th Cong. District, 63.9% in '96, 3rd term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:8, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Republican
'96 nominee / oil & gas businessman Paul M. Barby (D), history teacher W.T. "Dub" Whalen (D), Frank D. Lucas (R), accountant Ralph B. Finkle Jr. (I),
Run-Off Election
Labor Commissioner
J.C. Watts Sr. (D), Jerry Morgan (D), Brenda Reneau (R),
Senator, 58.6% in '92, 3rd term
Stu Rothenberg's prediction: Safe Republican, Charles Cook's prediction: Safe Republican, Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:6, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Republican
air-conditioning contractor Don E. Carroll (D), deceased Jacquelyn Morrow Lewis Ledgerwood (D), Don Nickles (R), Argus W. Yandell Jr. (I), Mike Morris (I),
2nd Cong. District, 55.5% in '96, 2nd term, might retire in '00
Roll Call's prediction: Likely Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:3, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 64% Republican
ex-St. Transportation Commissioner / rancher Kent Pharaoh (D), professor Isabel K. Baker (D), Tom A. Coburn (R), computer systems manager Albert Jones (I),
3rd Cong. District, 51.4% in '96, 1st / 8th term,Watkins announced and reconsidered retirement
Roll Call's prediction: Likely Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 5:8, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 64% Republican
ex-St. Rep. Walt Roberts (D), '96 nominee/St. Sen. Darryl Roberts (D), Wes Watkins (R),

1. Key to Predictions: Roll Call,
The Cook Political Report,
The Rothenberg Political Report,
Campaign & Election Magazine,
D.C.'s Political Report

2. Bold indicates incumbent. Yellow district indicates open races. Blue boxes indicates winner. Red print indicates change in party control.

3. Key to Party Identification.
(D) = Democratic Party
(I) = independent candidates
(Rfm) = Reform Party
(R) = Republican Party


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