Wednesday, May 18, 2022

O'Connor hits Drummond on donations to Biden, Coburn's 2004 Democrat opponent

The race for Attorney General is really starting to heat up. Gentner Drummond has a "dark money" group sending hit pieces out on John O'Connor, and O'Connor is swinging back.

Drummond claims that the Biden donation was from his wife, saying that 'his wife "got mad" and made the contribution using a joint credit card but that she "immediately asked for a refund and got the money back."' [Tulsa World]

FEC records show that Drummond also gave:
  • $1,000 to Democrat Matt Silverstein's 2014 campaign against Jim Inhofe
  • $1,450 to Democrat John Olson's 1st District congressional campaign in 2012 (Jim Bridenstine defeated him in the general election). 
  • $2,500 to Democratic Congressman Dan Boren from 2004 to 2010.
  • $1,000 to Democrat Brad Carson's campaign against Tom Coburn in 2004 (given after Coburn won the GOP primary)
Searching the Oklahoma Ethics Commission, one can find that Drummond has given to the following Democratic candidates since 2015:
  • $500 to Cathy Ross (challenger to GOP State Rep. Sean Roberts in 2016)
  • $500 to State Rep. John Waldron in 2018
  • $250 to Andy Richardson (lost to Republican Sheila Dills in 2018)
(UPDATE: there are even more donations to Democrats on the old, pre-2015 system. I have not had time to go through them all, but it includes $500 to Drew Edmondson, $500 to Tom Adelson, and $1,500 to Pete Regan)

I absolutely question the conservative and/or Republican credentials of anyone who gives money to Democratic candidates.

Before Donating To Joe Biden, Gentner Drummond Supported Dr. Coburn’s Democrat Opponent

TULSA, OK (May 16th) – On August 31, 2020, Gentner Drummond donated $1,000 to Joe Biden for President, but before that donation, an FEC report reveals that Gentner Drummond donated to Democrat Brad Carson, who ran against Dr. Tom Coburn.   

“It’s no surprised that Gentner Drummond donated $1,000 to Joe Biden because that's the same amount of money he gave to Dr. Tom Coburn’s Democrat opponent,” said John O’Connor for AG spokeswoman Amy Wenham. “Gentner Drummond's financial donations to liberal Democrats is a pattern, which is why Oklahoma conservatives and Trump supporters should never trust him.”


According to the Federal Election Commission, on Aug. 31, 2020, Gentner Drummond of Drummond Law in Oklahoma gave $1,000 to Biden for President. (FEC, 08/31/20) 

According to the Federal Election Commission, on Sept. 10, 2004, Gentner Drummond gave $1,000 to Brad Carson for Senate. (FEC, 09/19/04)


1 comment:

  1. I am glad to know this. I will vote for John O’Connor


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