Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Cheyenne, has a lifetime rating from the free-market conservative group Club for Growth of nearly 70 percent. But it’s not 70 percent; it’s 68 percent. So Lucas, the chairman of the House Agriculture Committee and a strong advocate of farm and rural subsidies, is being targeted by the group in a new campaign called PrimaryMyCongressman.com.
According to the group, the purpose of the website is “to raise awareness of Republicans In Name Only (RINOs) who are currently serving in safe Republican seats.”
Club for Growth, whose campaign arm helped Sen.…
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It was a miniscule share of the $39 million raised by Oklahoma native Elizabeth Warren for her U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts, but Oklahomans chipped in $30,600 to her victorious campaign.
Warren, who was raised in Oklahoma City and graduated from Northwest Classen High School, got money from doctors, lawyers, business people and Oklahoma Bankers Association president Roger Beverage, who wound up a supporter despite once calling her the “anti-Christ.”
Warren defeated Republican Sen. Scott Brown and will take over the Senate seat that long belonged to the late Ted Kennedy.…
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The Oklahoma Leadership Council, the federal campaign account of the Oklahoma Republican party, transferred $3,255,000 to the Florida Republican Party in September from the money it has been receiving as part of a joint fundraising committee for Mitt Romney’s campaign.
The Romney campaign and national GOP organizations have essentially parked nearly $8 million in the Oklahoma Republican Party’s federal account in the last few months _ money that was expected to be sent to targeted states or races. Florida is one of the swing states in the presidential election.…
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A joint fundraising committee for Republican Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign transferred nearly $5 million to the Oklahoma Republican Party’s account on July 31, according to a report filed by the state party on Monday with the Federal Election Commission.
The $4.99 million came from donors around the country. The contributions were divided up among four state Republican Party organizations and other GOP committees.
According to the Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks the flow of campaign money, joint fundraising committees have been formed by both presidential campaigns and political parties to allow people who have donated the legal limit directly to the candidates to give more money.…
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