James Lankford has received financial and volunteer campaign help from some former colleagues at the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, along with some mostly small donations from others associated with churches. Lankford, of Edmond, worked for the convention as director of the Falls Creek youth camp near Davis.
Kevin Calvey, of Oklahoma City, now can boast aid from Catholics. He reported a $3,000 contribution on Thursday from the political action committee (PAC) for Catholicvote.org, which focuses primarily on pro-life issues.
The two Republicans face off Tuesday in a runoff primary to determine the GOP nominee for the 5th District congressional seat being vacated by U.S.…
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Club for Growth, the Washington-based group that advocates for limited government, has made nearly $149,000 in expenditures from its political action committee in the last few days for Kevin Calvey in the GOP runoff for the 5th District congressional seat, federal election commission records show.
The Club’s PAC spent nearly $87,000 to buy air time for a pro-Calvey ad and the rest on television ad production and mailing costs.
That brings the total of Club for Growth PAC spending on Calvey to $160,162 since the July 27 primary, won by James Lankford.…
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Getting a little chippy in the 5th District Republican runoff, though by most measures of negative campaigning, it’s still tame.
Kevin Calvey’s latest television ad seems to belittle James Lankford for running a Baptist youth camp in the same way President Barack Obama was gigged about being a community organizer (Obama apparently did pretty well in the 2008 election despite the ridicule).
Lankford’s new ad revisits the status quo line and, even though he said after the primary that the line wasn’t really aimed at anyone, it seems to be aimed at Calvey, an attorney who served in the state Legislature.…
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Auditor Steve Burrage didn’t want to hear what Rep. Mike Reynolds, R-Oklahoma City, had to say about an audit of the Broken Arrow schools that has not been released yet.
Reynolds called the press conference Thursday afternoon to say the audit would not contain specific information about bid splitting and other allegations.
Burrage called Reynolds a liar and arrogant.
Hear a portion of the press conference.…
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U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Muskogee, has scheduled a series of town hall meetings for next week.
“I encourage everyone to attend and participate in these town halls,” the senator said. “These settings give me an important opportunity to hear directly from the Oklahomans I am representing, and they provide a chance for Oklahomans to hear my views on current legislation in Congress.”
Here’s where he’ll be:
Western Oklahoma State College
Band Hall – H12
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Edmond Republican James Lankford has collected nearly $42,000 in donations of $1,000 or more in the past few days. His opponent in the 5th District congressional runoff, Oklahoma City Republican Kevin Calvey, has collected $17,500.
The two are filing reports of donations that came in after the close of books for the period to file a complete contribution and expenditure report with the Federal Election Commission. That report is due Thursday.
For now, in the days leading up to the runoff, the candidates only have to report the larger donations.…
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Kevin Calvey, involved in a GOP congressional runoff race that will be determined in two weeks, is a new dad.
Thomas Calvey was born Tuesday evening at an Oklahoma City hospital.
He weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and is 21 inches long, a campaign spokesman said.
Calvey’s wife, Toni, and Thomas are doing fine, the spokesman said. Thomas is their second child; Anastasia is about 22 months old.
Calvey, of Oklahoma City, faces James Lankford, of Edmond, in the Aug. 24 Republican primary for the 5th Congressional District seat being vacated by Mary Fallin, who is running for governor.…
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In the last couple of days, Edmond Republican James Lankford has reported receiving $20,800 in contributions of $1,000 or more to his runoff campaign for the 5th District congressional seat. Kevin Calvey, of Oklahoma City, has reported $5,600 in such contributions.
The two candidates, who meet in the Aug. 24 runoff for the GOP nomination, must file detailed contribution and expenditure reports later this week. Since the last day covered in those detailed reports is Aug. 4, the two must file reports in the next two weeks of the large contributions they’re receiving in the days leading up to the election.…
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Republican Congressional candidate Kevin Calvey has spent thousands of dollars buying airtime for television ads condemning the “Obama-Pelosi agenda” and praising himself for fighting “the liberals.” Turns out an Obama supporter helped pay for those ads.
We reported Sunday that Calvey’s brother, Michael, has helped funnel at least $270,000 into his brother’s campaign. Michael Calvey also gave to President Obama’s campaign in 2008. Federal Election Commission records show Michael Calvey, a wealthy international investor who has been wildly successful in Russia, has made political donations in the past to Obama For America, Republican Sen.…
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The Club for Growth Political Action Committee has spent $11,332 on email and mail costs for 5th District congressional candidate Kevin Calvey, an Oklahoma City Republican, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.
Club for Growth, a Washington-based group that advocates for limited government, endorsed Calvey in his 2006 and 2010 races for Congress, and Calvey has received thousands in donations from the group’s PAC. Now the group is helping in Calvey’s runoff campaign against James Lankford.
According to the FEC filings, the PAC spent money on July 29 and 30 and on Aug.…
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