The Norman Transcript

August 2, 2013

Fallin approaches $1M in 2014 campaign war chest

By Sean Murphy
The Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY — The latest campaign filing reports show Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has nearly $1 million in her campaign war chest as she eyes a re-election bid in 2014, even though no formal challengers have emerged.

In a campaign finance report filed late Wednesday, Fallin reported raising $432,000 during the three-month period from April 1 to June 30, with about $970,000 in cash on hand at the end of the quarter. The quarterly campaign finance reports for all candidates for state offices were due by midnight.

No Republican or Democratic challengers have emerged to take on Fallin.

“There is not a candidate now, but we know there could be,” Fallin spokesman Alex Weintz said. “We’re out there raising money, setting up a strong grassroots organization and making sure we’re doing everything we need to online and in the digital space to make sure we run a strong campaign.”

Among the more spirited statewide races are challenges from both sides for the post held by State Superintendent Janet Barresi, whose first term got off to a rocky start with clashes with the state school board.