GOP candidate is revealed to spent thousands on getting Democrats elected

A new report from the Daily Caller reveals that one of the Republican candidates who is running to become Oklahoma’s next attorney general has contributed thousands of dollars to getting several Democratic candidates elected. 

That candidate is Gentner Drummond, whom the Daily Caller describes as “a Tulsa attorney and a wealthy businessman.”

The Daily Caller investigated Drummond’s Federal Election Commission (FEC) and Oklahoma Ethics Commission records, and what the outlet found is that Drummond “has a history of financially backing Democrats.”

The Daily Caller reports that Drummond “has contributed roughly $10,000 to 11 Democratic candidates for state and federal office since 2004, including President Joe Biden.”

The breakdown

In its report, the Daily Caller goes on to provide the details of Drummond’s financial contribution to Democrats.

The outlet reports:

Drummond, who also ran in 2018 for attorney general, refunded his $1,000 contribution to Biden’s presidential campaign in 2020 nine days after it was issued, according to FEC records. FEC records also show Drummond contributed $1,000 to candidate Matt Silverstein in his 2014 campaign to unseat Republican Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe, and $1,450 to candidate John Olson in his 2012 race for Oklahoma’s 1st congressional district.

The Daily Caller continues:

Drummond gave $2,500 combined to former Democratic Oklahoma Rep. Dan Boren in 2004, 2006, 2008, and 2010, according to FEC data, and $1,000 to former Democratic Oklahoma Rep. Brad Carson in 2004. His contributions to state Democrats, some of which are also from his wife, add up to roughly $3,500, according to state records.

Altogether, that’s quite a sum of money for a man who calls himself a Republican to be giving to Democrats.

Drummond’s response: silence

Drummond has yet to respond to this report from the Daily Caller.

His contribution to Biden, in particular, is not a new revelation. And, in the past, he claimed that it was “a big mix-up.” What his explanation is for the other contributions that he made to Democrats, though, is unclear.

John O’Connor, the current attorney general of Oklahoma, whom Drummond is facing off against, is trying to capitalize on this revelation.

“Drummond has disqualified himself both by his denials and by failing to stand up for conservative values,” O’Connor said. “Oklahomans cannot trust him. Trump supporters and conservatives cannot trust him.”

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