Rep. Dan Boren, the only Democrat in the state’s seven-person congressional delegation, has been running his campaign like he’s 20 points behind, and raising money like he’s running for the U.S. Senate, rather than a U.S. House seat in eastern Oklahoma.
Today, his campaign reported that he raised more than $490,000 in the last three months and has more than $1.8 million in the bank.
If he can’t win with that, and registration that is still heavily Democrat in a state that is trending more and more Republican, the Democratic majority in the House probably is in serious trouble.
Boren, D-Muskogee, said, “We are very proud of the strong support that our campaign is receiving in eastern Oklahoma. It is testament to the independent leadership that our office has provided. Not only have we had financial support, but volunteers are lining up to lend their hand for our efforts.”
According to Boren’s campaign, it is the single biggest quarter of fundraising for Boren since he was first elected in 2004.
There are a few Republicans in the 2nd District campaigning and raising money in hopes of taking on Boren in November. I’ll have their fundraising totals later this week.