Henry got less in donations than Largent, but still won

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Republican candidate Steve Largent spent $450,000 more than Democrat Brad Henry during last year&#39;s gubernatorial race, finance reports show. <br><br>The former congressman reported

Saturday, February 1st 2003, 12:00 am

By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Republican candidate Steve Largent spent $450,000 more than Democrat Brad Henry during last year's gubernatorial race, finance reports show.

The former congressman reported total contributions of $3,329,627, with no loans. Largent had $81,267 left.

Henry reported total receipts of $3,231,710, including $374,431 in loans. His campaign had $351,192 on hand Dec. 31, and no loans were owed at that time.

The reporting period began Oct. 22, two weeks before the general election, and ended Dec. 31.

At the start of the period, Largent's campaign had $595,545 on hand, with expenditures of $841,749.

At the start of the period, Henry's campaign had $300,053 on hand.

Independent candidate Gary Richardson provided more than $2.3 million in loans to his campaign, records show. The Tulsa attorney raised $2,730,354 and spent $2,667,536. His campaign had $25,753 at the end of December.

Democrat Vince Orza, who was eliminated in the primary runoff, reported spending $1,192,917, while Enoch Kelly Haney, a former Democratic state senator, spent $722,965. Orza's campaign had no money left at the end of the period.

Henry's report for the period showed that he received $886,690 from individuals, $101,325 from political action committees, $82,897 in loans and $14,971 in in-kind contributions, for a total of $1,085,887.

His report filed Friday with the state Ethics Commission showed $1,019,776 in expenditures for the period.

After Henry's 6,866-vote victory over Largent, Henry received more donations. His committee for the inauguration and transition, which also filed its report, showed contributions of $240,870 through Dec. 31. Only $9,530 came from PACs.

The inauguration and transition committee had spent $61,988 by the end of the year.

For the period, Largent listed $268,677 in contributions from individuals, $58,000 from PACs and $6,703 from in-kind contributions for the period.

In other statewide races, Lt. Gov. Mary Fallin received $747,236 in donations, while challenger Laura Boyd received $379,416.

Attorney General Drew Edmondson received $841,427, while Denise Bode's campaign got $793,188.

State School Superintendent Sandy Garrett's campaign received $326,229, while challenger Lloyd Roettger received $97,228.

Auditor and Inspector Jeff McMahan's campaign got $361,139, while Gary Jones' campaign received $145,434.

Insurance Commissioner Carroll Fisher received $531,850 in contributions, while challenger Doug Barry's campaign got $95,407.

Labor Commissioner Brenda Reneau Wynn received $144,069. Lloyd Fields' report was not available late Friday.

Corporation Commissioner Jeff Cloud's report was not available. Challenger Keith Butler's campaign received $68,702.

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