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Oklahoma State Senate elections, 2002

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Elections for the office of Oklahoma's State Senate consisted of a primary election day on September 17, 2002 and a general election on November 5, 2002. A total of 24 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 2002 election, the total contributions to the 52 Senate candidates was $4,170,343. The top 10 contributors were:[2]

2002 Donors, Oklahoma State Senate
Donor Amount
Harry, Steve $155,000
Walker, James E $63,796
Branan III, Clifford B $60,052
Boatner, Roy A $51,624
Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association $47,600
Coates Jr, Harry Edward $45,634
Chesapeake Energy $45,500
Oklahoma Republican Senatorial Cmte $40,870
Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association $38,250
Potts, Patricia J & Ray H $35,100