The Norman Transcript

December 10, 2012

Congressman owes about $327K

The Associated Press
The Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY — Newly elected Oklahoma Congressman Markwayne Mullin owes about $327,000 in campaign debt, according to a campaign finance report.

Mullin, a Republican, spent nearly $1.6 million in his successful campaign for the seat being vacated by Democrat Dan Boren and had $33,509 in the bank on Nov. 26, according to a report filed Thursday with the Federal Election Commission.

Mullin defeated Democrat Rob Wallace and Independent Michael Fulks in the November general election.

Wallace, of Fort Gibson, spent nearly $1.2 million on his race and ended with less than $7,000 in the bank. He reported no debts.

Mullin, a plumbing company owner, loaned his campaign $255,750, and he repaid himself $22,000 from campaign funds on Nov. 24, less than three weeks after the election, after making an earlier payment of $5,750 toward the personal loans.

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