GOP Candidate Raises $400,000 In First Quarter
A Republican candidate for Oklahoma's open 5th Congressional District seat says she's raised more than $400,000 since announcing her candidacy in January.
Corporation Commissioner Patrice Douglas announced in a press release Friday that she topped the fundraising mark during the quarter that ended on March 31. Campaign finance reports aren't due until April 15.
Douglas is among a crowded GOP field seeking to replace two-term U.S. Rep. James Lankford, who is stepping down to run for U.S. Senate. Other Republicans include state Sen. Clark Jolley, former state Rep. Shane Jett, former state Sen. Steve Russell and state Rep. Mike Turner.
At least four Democrats also plan to run for the seat, which includes nearly all of Oklahoma County, along with Seminole and Pottawatomie counties to the east.