Both candidates see help from industries, political action groups

Sunday, October 31st 2004, 5:43 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Democrat Brad Carson and Republican Tom Coburn are seeing healthy contributions from political action committees.

According to campaign finance reports Carson received nearly $73,000 from political action committees with a variety of causes. The Kids PAC which champions children's rights and ConocoPhillips political action committee each gave Carson $10,000.

Political action committees founded by US senators like Democrat Tom Carper of Delaware, Max Baucus of Montana and Joe Lieberman of Connecticut have also contributed $10,000 to Carson's campaign.

Coburn saw hefty contributions from political action committees. Coburn received nearly 100-thousand dollars from those groups.

Some of the contributors include Republican Senator Bill Frist's political action committee, an employee group from SBC, Goodyear Tire and Rubber, GMC, National Emergency Medicine PAC, Devon Energy and the American Dental PAC.

Carson and Coburn are in a tight race to fill the US Senate seat being vacated by Republican Senator Don Nickles.