State Rep. Shane Jett, a Republican from Tecumseh, was the first 5th District congressional candidate to file a pre-primary campaign finance report today with the Federal Election Commission. It shows he picked up the pace considerably in fundraising since the end of March.
Jett had raised less than $10,000 for his campaign through March. But, from April 1 through July 7, he raised $110,099. He spent nearly $88,000 in the period and had $26,131 in the bank on July 7.
The other candidates must file their pre-primary reports today. Republican candidates Kevin Calvey, Mike Thompson and James Lankford have been the leaders on the seven-person GOP side. On the Democratic side, Tom Guild is the only candidate to report raising money. Billy Coyle hasn’t filed as a candidate with the FEC; candidates that don’t raise for spend $5,000 don’t have to file.