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Mullin Wins Seat, but has $327K Debt

Markwayne Mullin
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Newly elected Oklahoma Congressman Markwayne Mullin owes about $327,000 in campaign debt.

The Oklahoman reported Sunday that the Republican Mullin spent nearly $1.6 million in his successful campaign for the seat being vacated by Democrat Dan Boren. Mullin had $33,509 in the bank on Nov. 26 according to a report filed Thursday with the Federal Election Commission.

Mullin defeated Democrat Rob Wallace and Independent Michael Fulks in the November general election.

Mullin loaned his campaign $255,750 and has repaid himself $27,750. He also spent nearly $100,000 in the final weeks of the campaign — much of that going to consultants.

Mullin campaign manager Tim Ross told the newspaper that fund-raising efforts are ongoing.

Wallace reports spending nearly $1.2 million on his race and reports no debts.

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Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com