Oklahoma congressmen report campaign contributions

Latest campaign finance reports show Rep. James Lankford, of Oklahoma City, led the state delegation in fundraising in the third quarter, while Rep. Tom Cole, of Moore, has the most cash in the bank.
by Chris Casteel Published: October 17, 2013
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— Members of Oklahoma's congressional delegation and potential challengers filed campaign finance reports this week with the Federal Election Commission. Rep. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma City, raised the most money between July 1 and Sept. 30, while Rep. Tom Cole, R-Moore, had the biggest war chest on Oct. 1.

Rep. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma City

Net contributions: $205,330

Money from Political Action Committees (PACs): $53,500

Cash on Oct. 1: $454,738

Largest PAC donations: Cox Enterprises, $5,000; Devon Energy, $5,000; Every Republican is Crucial PAC (House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va.), $5,000; Koch Industries, $2,500; Associated Builders and Contractors, $2,500.

Tom Guild, Edmond, Democrat

Net contributions: $4,512

Cash: $3,111

Rep. Tom Cole, R-Moore

Net contributions: $70,847

PACs: $47,500

Cash: $1,068,708

Largest PAC donations: American Chemistry Council, $2,500; Deloitte Federal, $2,500; Exxon Mobil, $2,500; Holcim U.S. Inc. $2,500; Honeywell International, $2,500; National Multi-Housing Council, $2,500.


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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