Oklahoma City attorney Mike Turpen _ friend of Bill, friend of Hillary, friend of Barack and fundraiser for all of them _ made a $250 donation this month to (drum roll, please) Republican Congressman Tom Cole!!
Turpen, a former chairman of the Oklahoma Democratic Party, doesn’t even live in Cole’s district. And with more than half a million dollars in the bank, Cole has a mega-huge financial advantage over his opponents, including Democrat Blake Cummings, who had only $3,500 in his campaign account on Oct. 15 (and no donations from Turpen).
Turpen responded to an e-mail inquiry about the donation today, saying, “I am proud to be an activist Democrat, but occasionally I step across the aisle and support a Republican friend … such is the case with Tom Cole.”
Turpen isn’t the only former Democratic Party chairman to donate to Cole in the past two weeks. Pat Hall, now a lobbyist, gave Cole $500.