Oklahoma Republican Markwayne Mullin surges past Democrat Rob Wallace in congressional campaign cash

Latest campaign finance reports show Markwayne Mullin's help from Republican allies boosts his fundraising well past Democrat Rob Wallace in home stretch of Oklahoma's 2nd District congressional race.
by Chris Casteel Modified: October 26, 2012 at 9:18 pm •  Published: October 27, 2012
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Wallace raised $74,420 in the first two weeks of October, raising his total for the election to $1.1 million. He has spent nearly $1 million in the past year, and he had about $123,000 left in his account Oct. 17.

In the Tulsa-area District 1 congressional race, Republican Jim Bridenstine raised nearly $79,000 in the first two weeks of October, with $48,600 coming from GOP organizations and interest groups. Bridenstine, who upset Rep. John Sullivan in the GOP primary, had $89,000 left in his campaign account Oct. 17.

Democrat John Olson banked $62,568 in the latest period and had nearly $57,000 left. Like Wallace, Olson has gotten no help from the national Democratic Party but has collected nearly $263,000 in total for his race in a district held by Republicans for decades.

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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