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Lamb Leads Fundraising With $2M on Hand

Drew Edmondson reported $256,000 in his Democratic campaign.

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Zach C. Cohen
Aug. 2, 2017, 10:44 a.m.

Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb (R) “had just under $2 million in the bank at the end of the quarterly filing period that ended June 30. … Lamb, regarded as a gubernatorial candidate throughout his two terms in the No. 2 spot, was able to transfer a little over $1 million from his lieutenant governor’s campaign fund and raised a similar amount from April 1 to June 30.”

“He has nailed down support from the oil and gas, health care and insurance sectors. … His most prominent donors included Larry Nichols, co-founder of Devon Energy and Lamb’s campaign chairman, former Gov. Frank Keating, financier Boone Pickens and Koch Industries’ political action committee.”

“Closest to Lamb was” former state Attorney General Drew Edmondson (D), “with $256,000 in cash. … Edmondson’s donors include former Democratic governors Brad Henry, David Walters and George Nigh, and former University of Oklahoma football coach Barry Switzer.”

Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett (R) raised $178,000.

Gary Richardson (R) “has gone through almost $180,000 so far … and has put $175,000 of his own money into it.”

State Auditor Gary Jones (R) “reported $22,585.28 in campaign revenue, the majority of it transferred from previous accounts.”

State House Minority Leader Scott Inman (D) “has collected just under $100,000, of which a third is from his House races.

Former state Sen. Connie Johnson (D) “has raised a little over $20,000.” (Tulsa World)

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