Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe, Democratic challenger report campaign donations

Inhofe collected nearly $730,000 in the second quarter of the year, while political newcomer Matt Silverstein reports more than $83,000 in donations in his first few weeks as a candidate.
by Chris Casteel Published: August 2, 2013
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Inhofe, who has been in the Senate since 1994, is mounting his first campaign since 2008, when he raised about $6.5 million and easily defeated then-state Sen. Andrew Rice, an Oklahoma City Democrat who raised about $2.9 million. Inhofe has raised about $2.3 million since 2009.

“Senator Inhofe is very excited to post another successful fundraising quarter with over 2,000 individual contributors,” campaign spokesman Jake Parsons said.

“Additionally, receiving donations from all 77 Oklahoma counties shows the strength of Senator Inhofe's grassroots support. With so many Oklahomans willing to have a stake in Senator Inhofe's conservative message, we're confident the campaign will have the resources it needs.”


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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At A Glance

The following is a list of the top five campaign contributors last quarter for the campaigns of Sen. Jim Inhofe and Matt Silverstein:

Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa

Top contributors in last quarter:

Common Values Political Action Committee (Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyoming, leadership PAC): $10,000

Defend America PAC (Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., leadership PAC): $10,000

Comcast/NBC Universal PAC: $7,500

Boeing Co. PAC: $6,000

SAIC (defense contractor) PAC: $5,500

Matt Silverstein, Democrat, Tulsa

Top contributors in last quarter:

Kyle Brumble, Bixby, homebuilder: $5,200

George W. Krumme, Tulsa, oil production: $5,200

Bob Lemon, Oklahoma City attorney: $5,200

Roxie Silverstein, Tulsa, retired: $5,200

Steve Silverstein, Tulsa, real estate: $5,200

Note: Individuals can give up to $2,600 for each primary and $2,600 for the general election. Political action committees can give up to $5,000 per election.

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