U.S. Senate
9:02 am
Tue February 4, 2014

Lankford Campaign Cash Exceeds $500,000

Republican U.S. Rep. James Lankford reported having more than $514,000 in his congressional campaign account at the end of 2013 before launching his campaign for the U.S. Senate.

U.S. Rep. James Lankford (R-Okla.)
Credit OversightAndReform / Flickr Creative Commons

End-of-year federal campaign finance reports due at the end of last week show Lankford raised nearly $430,000 in 2013.

After current U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn said last month he would give up the final two years of his term, Lankford said he would run for Coburn's seat. Lankford can use the funds in his House account for a U.S. Senate bid.

One of Lankford's Republican opponents, T.W. Shannon, did not file a report with the Federal Election Commission since he declared his candidacy after 2013. Shannon's next federal campaign finance report won't be due until April.

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