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Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe and state colleagues in Congress raise campaign cash

First quarter campaign reports show freshman Rep. Markwayne Mullin raised money to retire debt, while fellow freshman Rep. Jim Bridenstine collects less than $20,000
by Chris Casteel Published: April 18, 2013
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Mullin ended the quarter with $71,103 in his account.

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The other Oklahoma freshman, Tulsa Republican Jim Bridenstine, didn't make fundraising as high a priority as his colleagues and raised less than $20,000 in the first quarter. He finished March with $17,251.

Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Cheyenne, led all the Oklahomans in fundraising in the first quarter, collecting $232,739 in contributions, with nearly $191,000 coming from political action committees; much of the PAC money came from agriculture, finance and energy groups.

Lucas finished the quarter with $285,590.

Rep. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma City, raised nearly $43,000 in the quarter and had $303,421 in his campaign account.

Rep. Tom Cole, R-Moore, raised $66,750 and finished the quarter with about $798,000 in his account.

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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