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Club for Growth Spends Big for Calvey

by Chris Casteel Published: August 18, 2010

Club for Growth, the Washington-based group that advocates for limited government, has made nearly $149,000 in expenditures from its political action committee in the last few days for Kevin Calvey in the GOP runoff for the 5th District congressional seat, federal election commission records show.
The Club’s PAC spent nearly $87,000 to buy air time for a pro-Calvey ad and the rest on television ad production and mailing costs.
That brings the total of Club for Growth PAC spending on Calvey to $160,162 since the July 27 primary, won by James Lankford. The runoff between Calvey and Lankford is on Aug. 24.
The recent expenditures by the PAC are on top of the tens of thousands of dollars Calvey has received from Club for Growth members in direct campaign donations since last year, when the club endorsed Calvey’s candidacy.
Calvey already had a huge financial advantage over Lankford before Club for Growth PAC lent its help this week.
Lankford was outspent by Calvey and state Rep. Mike Thompson in the primary but still beat them both.

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by Chris Casteel
Washington Bureau
Chris Casteel began working for The Oklahoman's Norman bureau in 1982 while a student at the University of Oklahoma. After covering the police beat, federal courts and the state Legislature in Oklahoma City, he moved to Washington in 1990, where...
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