I stumbled across a very ironic campaign contribution this evening, as I was glancing through some reports from the Oklahoma Ethics Commission. Sometimes, a candidate will loan their campaign money, which can be paid back at a future date. In some cases, it takes several years to 'retire' campaign debt.
Take State Auditor Gary Jones. In his 2010 race, Gary loaned his campaign $60,000. During the course of that race, he was outspent by the Democrat incumbent $806,000 to $134,000.
State Auditor isn't a glamorous position, and tends to get the little attention from political donors. Gary still has debt from his previous race, and is raising money to pay it off. Which brings me to the ironic contribution...
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In case you've forgotten...
... Steve Burrage was the sitting State Auditor in 2010 when Gary Jones defeated him.
Steve Burrage donated to Gary Jones to help retire debt incurred beating himself!
I think it's safe to say there's no hard feelings about that race!