Leftover campaign funds could help finance 2018 Oklahoma governor races
by Nolan Clay, NewsOK.com

Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb spent only a third of what he raised for his re-election campaign — giving him more than $1 million to jump start his expected bid for governor in 2018.

Lamb, a Republican, still had $1,026,038 at year’s end of the $1,583,345 he raised, according to his campaign contributions and expenditures report filed Sunday.

His Democratic challenger, political newcomer Cathy Cummings, of Oklahoma City, had raised only $65,821 as of Dec. 31, her report shows.

Two other Republican state officials considered to be possible gubernatorial candidates also had plenty of money left over, their reports show. Both were unopposed.

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