Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Hunter top $400k for Attorney General campaign


Hunter Campaign Exceeds $400,000 Raised

With more than $400,000 raised this year, Republican Mike Hunter’s campaign for Attorney General is off to a strong start. 

“We’re very pleased to be meeting our fundraising benchmarks,” stated Robyn Matthews, Campaign Manager for the Mike Hunter for Attorney General campaign. “It’s clear Mike Hunter’s commitment to fighting for Oklahomans is being well-received by donors and voters.”

The report, filed with the State Ethics Commission shows the campaign raised $189,496 during the third quarter of 2017. This comes on the heels of a strong second quarter showing of $201,424. Perhaps more important, the campaign has a cash-on-hand balance of $293,191 at the end of the third quarter.

During his brief tenure as Attorney General, Mike Hunter has been very active in defending religious liberties, pursuing solutions to the state’s opioid crisis, and stopping abuses of taxpayer money. General Hunter has successfully advocated for East Central University to keep the cross at Kathryn P. Boswell Memorial Chapel, brought charges on opioid over-prescriptions, and protected taxpayers from abuses in the Medicare system. 

“I am pleased we are reporting such a strong effort,” stated Mike Hunter. “The campaign team and our dedicated volunteers are not only raising money, but helping spread the word. We are confident we are well-positioned to get our message out to the voters."

Two contributions listed on the report have been returned. Refunds to Pfizer and Mallinckrodt will appear on the next quarterly report. Those refunds occurred earlier this month, after the September 30 cutoff for this report.

“With General Hunter leading a national effort to address the opioid epidemic, he did not think it was appropriate to accept campaign donations from any opioid manufacturer – even those not involved in the lawsuit,” Matthews said. “This exemplifies why I am so pleased to be working with Mike Hunter. Not only do I know Mike Hunter will always do the right thing, but he goes above and beyond to provide Oklahomans with the transparency they deserve so citizens can have greater faith in our system of government.”

Hunter for Oklahoma 2018 is the official committee for Mike Hunter’s campaign for Attorney General. The committee is chaired by R. Marc Nuttle of Norman and the Treasurer is Marshall Snipes of Oklahoma City. Honorary Chairman is Governor Frank Keating of Oklahoma City.

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