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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Senate candidates raise more than $36K for their run-off campaigns

  • Senate hopefuls Ron Sharp and Ed Moore raised more than $36,000 for their run-off campaigns, according to their Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reports.


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  • Senate hopefuls Ron Sharp and Ed Moore raised more than $36,000 for their run-off campaigns, according to their Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reports.
    The candidates are running for the Senate seat in District 17. Charlie Laster currently has the seat, but decided not to run again. No democrat filed to run for the seat, so the primary run-off Tuesday, Aug. 28, will decide the winner.
    Sharp raised a total of $28,850 for his run-off campaign, and carried forward more than $11,000 from previous campaigns. He raised $21,000 from committees and political action committees, such as Devon Energy.
    He spent nearly $24,000 during his campaign. This includes more than $12,000 for direct mailings and more than $4,000 on ‘campaign expenses,’ which included $2,500 for consultant.
    Another $3,700 was spent on advertising.
    Sharp’s campaign has more than $16,000 remaining.
    Moore raised a total of $7,910 for his run-off campaign, $1,500 of this came from political action committees. Nearly $12,000 in additional funds came from previous campaigns.
    More than half of Moore’s contributions from individuals came from out of state, totaling $1,500 of the $6,410 raised from individuals.
    An additional $2,000 was received from an individual in Edmond, outside of District 17.
    Two of the individuals were from New Mexico, another from Texas, and another from Oregon. According to his contribution reports, Moore raised a total of $3,850 from individuals out of state in 2012.
    Moore spent more than $6,500 on stamps for his campaign and nearly $1,500 on gasoline.
    The primary run-off is Tuesday, Aug. 28.

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