Friday, January 06, 2012

OKGOP has second best off-year fundraising year on record

OKGOP Announces Successful Fundraising Year

(Oklahoma City)- Oklahoma Republican Party Chairman Matt Pinnell today announced the completion of one of the most successful fundraising years in an off-election year in Oklahoma Republican Party history. Over the course of 2011, the OKGOP set new records for amounts raised in two of the four fundraising quarters, and ended the year with the second best off-year on record raising over $454,000, second only to the 2007 off-election year under then Chairman Gary Jones and Victory Director Matt Pinnell.

The OKGOP is bound by both Oklahoma Ethics Commission and Federal Election Commission rules which limit the amount an individual can contribute and bans corporate contributions.

"To be able to raise over $450,000 in an off-year with the strict contribution limits we have is very rewarding," said Chairman Pinnell. "This puts us ahead of schedule as we enter one of the most crucial election cycles in a generation. It's going to take money and boots on the ground to ensure that Barack Obama is a one-term President. The fact that Oklahomans have generously contributed to our Party--and continue to do so--puts us on strong financial footing. Oklahomans have said loud and clear with their financial investment that Obama must go. We look forward to working with voters and activists all across this state to make that a reality."