The 1950 United States Senate election in Oklahoma took place on November 7, 1950. Incumbent Democratic Senator Elmer Thomas ran for re-election to a fifth term. However, though he had successfully beat back primary challengers in past elections, he was ultimately defeated by Congressman Mike Monroney. Monroney advanced to the general election, where he faced Reverend Bill Alexander, the Republican nominee. Despite the national Republican landslide, Monroney defeated Alexander by a wide margin, holding the seat for the Democratic Party.
- Mike Monroney, U.S. Congressman from Oklahoma's 5th congressional district
- Elmer Thomas, incumbent U.S. Senator
- Joe B. Thompson
- Bill Edwards
- C. A. Gentry
- J.R. Champ Clarke
- Robert Teeter
|Democratic||Elmer Thomas (inc.)||195,904||43.30%|
|Democratic||Joe B. Thompson||16,094||3.56%|
|Democratic||C. A. Gentry||8,318||1.84%|
|Democratic||J. R. Champ Clarke||6,462||1.43%|
Runoff election resultsEdit
|Democratic||Elmer Thomas (inc.)||213,665||47.05%|
- Bill Alexander, pastor of First Christian Church of Oklahoma
- Raymond H. Fields, newspaperman
- George T. Balch
- Forrest Van Pelt
|Republican||Raymond H. Fields||13,398||23.09%|
|Republican||George T. Balch||4,746||8.18%|
|Republican||Forrest Van Pelt||2,220||3.83%|
- "1946-1950 Election Results" (PDF). Oklahoma State Election Board. Retrieved June 14, 2021.
- "Rev. Bill Alexander Ponders Decision In Senate Campaign". Sapulpa Daily Herald. Sapulpa, Okla. January 6, 1950. p. 1. Retrieved June 14, 2021.
- "Raymond Fields May Enter GOP Race for Senate". Norman Transcript. Norman, Okla. April 9, 1950. p. 5. Retrieved June 14, 2021.