Oklahoma elections: Candidates report last-minute contributions

Oklahoma Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jari Askins leads all candidates with $4.07 million raised.
BY MICHAEL MCNUTT Modified: November 2, 2010 at 4:27 pm •  Published: November 2, 2010

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jari Askins has raised the most money so far in this year's election cycle, according to reports filed with the state Ethics Commission.

Askins, the state's lieutenant governor, raised $3,750 Monday, putting her total raised so far at $4.07 million. She earlier loaned her campaign $1.125 million.

Her Republican rival, Mary Fallin, a congresswoman from Edmond, has raised $3.95 million.

The winner of today's election will be the first female governor in Oklahoma's history.

Insurance Commissioner Kim Holland, a Democrat, reported receiving $475 Monday, which put her total amount raised at $700,671. Her Republican opponent, John Doak, has raised $497,640.

Democratic attorney general candidate Jim Priest reported receiving $2,000, putting his total at $527,433. His Republican opponent, Scott Pruitt, reported raising $950,076.

Susan Paddack, a Democratic state senator from Ada running for state schools superintendent, received $1,000, which put her total at $577,525. Janet Barresi, a Republican from Edmond, reported raising $1.2 million. Richard Cooper, an independent, has raised $797.

Gary Jones, the Republican candidate for state auditor and inspector, reported receiving $4,000, which put his total raised at $143,357. State Auditor and Inspector Steve Burrage, a Democrat, has raised $776,575.

Ken Miller, a Republican House of Representatives member from Edmond running for state treasurer, received $1,000 Monday, putting his total at $526,756. His Democratic opponent, Stephen Covert, has raised $24,900.

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