U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe remains a strong favorite to win a fifth full term when the final votes are tallied Nov. 3, but Democratic challenger Abby Broyles continued to post competitive fundraising numbers during the three-month period ending Sept. 30.
Broyles reported net contributions of $906,493.09 for the quarter, or almost $40,000 more than Inhofe. Her campaign said the average contribution was $17, and more than 22,000 Oklahomans sent Broyles money.
Broyles’ camp bragged she did not receive “a dime of corporate PAC money.” She did, however, get $35,000 from noncorporate political action committees, including $23,500 from labor unions.
Inhofe, chairman of the Senate Armed Services committee, received $243,350 from PACs, the largest share of them associated with defense industries.
Inhofe continued to hold a huge advantage in cash on hand with almost $1.7 million compared to $273,152.41.
In the 1st Congressional District, Republican incumbent Kevin Hern reported contributions of $362,428 to Democratic challenger Kojo Asamoa-Caesar’s $76,043.75.
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