Oklahoma may wind up being the reddest of all red states this year — polls show only Utah in competition — but Sen. Barack Obama has now raised more than $1 million from Oklahomans.
According to the latest reports at the Federal Election Commission, Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee, has raised just over $1 million.
But Sen. John McCain, the GOP nominee, has raised more than $1.7 million. And he’s outraising Obama in every part of the state, including the largely Democratic areas in eastern Oklahoma.
Because McCain is accepting public financing for his campaign, he has been barred from raising private money since the beginning of September. Obama, who opted out of the public system, raised a whopping $150 million nationwide in September.