Tulsa liquor distributor donates $95,200 to lawmakers during discussions on bill affecting his business

Tulsa World

An Oklahoma Watch review of recent campaign reports found that other donors also continued to spend heavily during the first half of the session and the three-month window between last year’s election and the start of the session. The filings track spending through March. “It certainly can raise questions whether legislators are trading dollars for favors,” said Aaron McKean, state and local reform legal counsel for the Campaign Legal Center, a nonpartisan group that advocates for stronger campaign finance laws. “And especially with part-time legislators, I think people want their representatives passing bills and not raising money.”

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