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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Superintendent candidates amp up fundraising

  • OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The latest campaign finance reports show six of the seven candidates for state superintendent of public instruction raised money in the first quarter of reporting, ranging from around $2,000 to more than $100,000.
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  • OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The latest campaign finance reports show six of the seven candidates for state superintendent of public instruction raised money in the first quarter of reporting, ranging from around $2,000 to more than $100,000.
     
    Campaign finance reports due by midnight Wednesday show Joy Hofmeister, a Republican challenger to incumbent Janet Barresi, raised more than $100,000 during the first quarter of the year, pushing her total campaign receipts beyond the $300,000 mark, but still not catching up with Barresi's $336,000.
     
    Democrat Ivan Holmes reported raising $2,040 and Democrat Freda Deskin raised $58,251. Republican Brian Kelly was the only candidate to report no fundraising during the three-month period from Jan. 1 to March 31.
     
    Candidates will face-off in a June 24 primary hoping to garner 50 percent of the vote.

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