Where did the firefighters get the $50,000 that was spent? And more importantly, why would these municipal employees of the OKC Fire Dept. spend such precious funds on this distant senate seat?
The Oklahoma Watch article lists Milton Blackburn & John Craig as among the principals involved in the "Conservatives For Common Sense" PAC. If the PAC is promoting conservatism, they would hardly choose the senate's most conservative member to be the target of concentrated hits. But the campaign laws do not have a litmus test for who uses the label 'conservative'. OKC's firefighters are largely labor union members.
Several political science students believe the OKC group serves to somehow launder money for other blatantly liberal groups. Sometimes for groups outside of Oklahoma.
Dr. Grimes recommends the website: http://www.followthemoney.org/
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David Van Risseghem is the Director of Sooner Politics.org. The resource is committed to informing & mobilizing conservative Oklahomans for civic reform. This endeavor seeks to utilize the efforts of all cooperative facets of the Conservative movement...