The Edmond Sun

April 28, 2014

Incumbents, familiar names report cash hauls

Mark Schlachtenhaufen
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — Edmond Republican Todd Lamb has raised more than $1 million toward his re-election bid, the largest amount ever raised for a lieutenant governor race in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax said the 2014 candidate filing period ended April 11 with 578 candidates competing for 308 state and federal offices. Staff have been printing ballots for the June 24 primary election.

For many candidates, the fundraising season is in full swing as candidates for a variety of offices compete for their share of the state’s nearly 2 million registered voters, according to State Election Board data as of Jan. 15. They break down as 885,609 Democrats, 854,329 Republicans and 238,870 Independents.

Several candidates have funds leftover from previous races. Oklahoma Ethics Commission Executive Director Lee Slater said if the previous race was for a state office and the current race is for a state office, leftover funds are transferable. Slater said if the previous race was for a state office and the current race is for city, county or federal they cannot use those funds for their new race.



STATEWIDE RACES

Lamb’s staff reports he has more than 680 donors totaling $1,051,182 and $981,976 cash on hand for his bid for a second term as lieutenant governor.

Running against the incumbent is Oklahoma City Democrat Cathy Cummings. As of Monday, she had not yet reported totals, according to searches on the Oklahoma Ethics Comission campaign reporting database.

Following results in other statewide races are from an April 25 campaign fund balances search in the Oklahoma Ethics Commission’s public disclosures database. An asterisk indiciates nothing reported as of the search date:

Governor:

• Mary Fallin, D-Oklahoma City: $1,620,497 for the current campaign and $52,037 from her 2002 lieutenant governor campaign;

• Joe Dorman, D-Rush Springs: $2,323 from his 2002 state House campaign;

• *Chad Moody, R-Oklahoma City;

• *Dax Ewbank, R-Guthrie;

• *Richard Prawdzienski, I-Edmond;

• Joe Sills, I-Oklahoma City; and

• *Kimberly Willis, I-Oklahoma City.

For superintendent of public instruction:

• Jack Herron, Jr., D-Norman: $2,792;

• John Cox, D-Hulbert;

• Freda Deskin, D-Edmond;

• Ivan Holmes, D-Oklahoma City: $6,520 for the current campaign and $1,854 from his 2004 state House campaign;

• Janet Barresi, R-Oklahoma City: $360,830;

• Joy Hofmeister, R-Tulsa: $230,890; and

• *Brian Kelly, R-Edmond.



U.S. SENATE

For the first time in state history, due to Sen. Tom Coburn’s retirement, both U.S. Senate seats will be on the ballot, Ziriax said. Twenty candidates filed for the spots.

Following are U.S. Senate candidate totals from the Federal Election Commission’s 2014 candidate summary. Financial information for each candidate represents the sum of all reports filed by the principal campaign committee and any other committees specifically authorized by the candidate to raise and spend funds for their election. The totals cover the time period from Jan. 1 of the non-election year through the most recent report (listed) submitted by these committees. An asterisk indicates no funds listed as of April 25.

For Inhofe’s U.S. Senate seat:

• Matt Silverstein, D-Bixby: $336,491 in total receipts; $230,787 in total disbursements; $105,702 in cash on hand; $41,918 in debts owed; coverage date 3/31/2014;

• Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa: $2,389,035 in total receipts; $1,437,976 in total disbursements; $1,610,275 in cash on hand; coverage date 3/31/2014;               

• *Jean McBride-Samuels, R-Jenks;               

• *Erick Wyatt, R-Norman;          

• Evelyn Rogers, R-Tulsa: $160 in total receipts; $110 in total disbursements; $50 in cash on hand; coverage date 3/31/2014;     

• *Rob Moye, R-Yukon;         

• *Ray Woods, I-Fairview;     

• *Aaron DeLozier, I-Wichita Falls;  and       

• *Joan Farr, I-Broken Arrow.

For Coburn’s unexpired term. An asterisk indicates no funds listed as of April 25:

• *State Sen. Constance “Connie” Johnson, D-Oklahoma City;    

• *Patrick Hayes, D-Anadarko;         

• *Jim Rogers, D-Midwest City;   

• Jason Weger, R-Norman $3,300 in total receipts; $2,720 in total disbursements; $580 in cash on hand; coverage date 3/31/2014;          

• *Kevin Crow, R-Chickasha;        

• *Eric McCray, R-Broken Arrow;     

• *T.W. Shannon, R-Lawton: $807,952 in total receipts; $304,971 in total disbursements; $502,981 in cash on hand; coverage date 3/31/2014;    

• *Randy Brogdon, R-Owasso: $115,130 in total receipts; $23,113 in total disbursements;  $92,016 in cash on hand; $12,423 in debts owed; coverage date 3/31/2014;            

• James Lankford, R-Edmond: $1,260,982 in total receipts; $681,525 in total disbursements; $1,009,285 in cash on hand; coverage date 3/31/2014;         

• *Andy Craig, R-Broken Arrow; and

• *Mark Beard, I-Oklahoma City.



U.S. HOUSE

For the Congressional 5th District seat. An asterisk indicates no funds listed as of April 25:

• Tom Guild, D-Edmond: $43,740 in total receipts; $21,066 in total disbursements; $22,673 in cash on hand; $19,100 in debts owed; coverage date 3/31/2014. Last week, Guild’s campaign released an updated total of $47,851;         

• Al McAffrey, D-Oklahoma City: $50,529 in total receipts; $25,028 in total disbursements; $25,501 in cash on hand; $100 in debts owed; coverage date 3/31/2014;  

• *Leona Leonard, D-Seminole;       

• Steve Russell, R-Oklahoma City: $106,953 in total receipts; $14,942 in total disbursements; $92,011 in cash on hand; coverage date 3/31/2014;   

• *Mike Turner, R-Edmond;     

• Harvey Sparks, R-Oklahoma City: $17,891 in total receipts; $6,469 in total disbursements; $11,421 in cash on hand; coverage date 3/31/2014;    

• Clark Jolley, R-Edmond: $177,905 in total receipts; $9,281 in total disbursements; $168,623 in cash on hand; coverage date 3/31/2014;   

• Patrice Douglas, R-Edmond: $404,537 in total receipts; $32,010 in total disbursements; $372,526 in cash on hand; coverage date 3/31/2014;              

• Shane Jett: $43,821 in total receipts; $2,765 in total disbursements; $41,055 in cash on hand; coverage date 3/31/2014;        

• *Buddy Ray, I-Edmond;           

• *Tom Boggs, I-Nakhon Pathom, Thailand; and

• *Robert T. Murphy, I-Norman.



STATE SENATE

State Sen. A.J. Griffin, of Guthrie, faces Republican Dan Ladd, of Guthrie, in the primary election. Griffin has served one term in the state Senate representing District 20. Neither candidate had reported their fundraising totals as of Monday, according to the Oklahoma Ethics Commission candidate information database.



STATE HOUSE RACES

State Rep. Lewis Moore, R-Arcadia, has $35,146 on hand for his House District 96 race. He faces Cecilia A. Taft, D-Luther, on the Nov. 4 general election balot. Taft had not reported campaign contributions as yet, according to the database.

State Rep. Marian Cooksey, R-Edmond, was re-elected without opposition to House District 39 as was state Rep. Randy Grau, R-Edmond, for House District 81. Other House races in the Edmond area have not reported campaign contributions as yet.

Slater encouraged Oklahoma voters to use the Oklahoma Ethics Commission’s database before they make a decision on a particular race. Slater said the agency is working to obtain new software that will enable it to know total visitor numbers and other data.



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