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The Shawnee News-Star
  • District 28 candidates raise more $120K

  • Candidates in the Oklahoma House District 28 race spent a combined $60,144.46 during their campaign.
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  • Candidates in the Oklahoma House District 28 race spent a combined $60,144.46 during their campaign.
     
    Democratic hopeful Marilyn Rainwater spent a total of $26,11.14, including nearly $10,000 on consulting. More than $7,000 went to Tilley & Nichols Consulting LLC, a company in Oklahoma City.
     
    Another $1,800 went to Autumn Wiles for consulting.
     
    More than $10,000 was spent on signs from Heartland Media, LLP of Oklahoma City.
     
    Rainwater raised more than $39,000. More than $5,000 came from political action groups.
     
    Supporters include Gordon Melson of Seminole who donated $2,508. Kathryn Taylor of Tulsa contributed $1,000 and George Krumme, also of Tulsa, donated $5,000.
     
    Sharon Campbell of Eufala contributed $1,558 and Bryce Hill of Tulsa donated $2,058.
     
    Republican incumbent Tom Newell raised more than $85,000 in his campaign, with more than $36,000 coming from individuals. Nearly $50,000 came from political actions committees.
     
    Newell supporters include Robert Funk of Piedmont who donated $1,000. Herman Meinders of Oklahoma City also contributed $1,000.
     
    Larry Church, David Hooten, and Rick Taylor, all of Seminole, donated $1,000 each.
     
    Dan Hamilton and Randall Kemp, also of Seminole, contributed $1,000 each.
     
    Jami Longcare of Kellyville donated $1,000.
     
    The Chickasaw Nation contributed $5,000 and the Citizen Potawatomi Nation donated $1,500.
     
    The Newell campaign expenditures totaled nearly $35,000, with more than $15,000 spent on mailers for advertising from Majority Designs in Oklahoma City.
     
    Consulting was $7,000 from AH Strategies in Oklahoma City.
     
    The Tuesday, Nov. 6 general election will include the District 28 race.
     

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