|Cook PVI||2014 Average Legislative Score||Madison Performance Index (MPI)||Take Action|
|R+10||73.6||-11.9||Click for contact information|
Russell is in his 2nd term representing the 5th district, based around Oklahoma City. The irony is that he represents one of the most comparatively liberal districts in the state and still one of the better Heritage Action ratings at 78%.
Russell sits on Armed Services and Government Oversight and is a member of the Republican Study Committee. His votes for disaster relief, without offsetting cuts, as well as his support for the bloated budget, pulled his rating down. He’s not a lost cause, but he needs to turn his voting patterns around and provide leadership for OK-5.