The political action committee for Devon Energy, the oil and gas company based in Oklahoma City, gave $5,000 to Republican congressional candidate James Lankford on Friday, according to a report filed yesterday by Lankford’s campaign.
Reports filed with the Federal Election Commission showed Lankford continued to outpace Kevin Calvey in fundraising in the days leading up to Tuesday’s GOP runoff for the 5th District congressional seat.
On Sunday, Lankford reported $12,000 in donations. That’s nearly $87,000 that he’s reported in contributions over $1,000 since Thursday.
Calvey reported two contributions of $2,400 each on Sunday. He has reported $20,400 in donations of $1,000 or more since Thursday.
Lankford’s edge has been helped partly by special interest money moving his way in the last few days _ PACs for bankers, energy companies, contractors and physicians have donated to his campaign.
But Club for Growth, the Washington-based group that advocates for limited government, has spent nearly $149,000 for Calvey, who already had a major financial advantage going into the runoff campaign stretch.