Oklahoma State Senate elections, 2000

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Elections for the office of Oklahoma's State Senate consisted of a primary election day on August 22, 2000 and a general election on November 7, 2000. A total of 17 seats were up for election.

Campaign contributions

See also: State-by-state comparison of donations to state senate campaigns

This chart shows how many candidates ran for state senate in Oklahoma in past years and the cumulative amount of campaign contributions in state senate races, including contributions in both primary and general election contests. All figures come from Follow The Money.[1]

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2012 67 $6,611,716
2010 54 $7,416,467
2008 49 $7,985,576
2006 59 $8,228,353
2004 87 $6,997,108
2002 52 $4,170,343
2000 52 $2,934,646

During the 2000 election, the total contributions to the 52 Senate candidates was $2,934,646. The top 10 contributors were:[2]

2000 Donors, Oklahoma State Senate
Donor Amount
Oklahoma Republican Senatorial Cmte $53,000
Democrats of the Oklahoma State Senate $41,025
Working Oklahomans Alliance $38,000
Oklahoma Republican Party $36,426
Oklahoma State AFL-CIO $33,200
Chickasaw Nation $31,700
House Republican Pac $30,000
Association of Oklahoma General Contractors $20,700
Meinders, Herman $20,000
Transport Workers Union $18,500

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