Inhofe on track to spend $6 million

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The latest campaign finance reports show that incumbent Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe is on track to spend $6 million in his re-election bid.

That's more than twice the amount of Democratic challenger Andrew Rice.

Josh Kivett, Inhofe's campaign manager, says the senator has had more than 14,000 contributors.

The Rice campaign, which has criticized Inhofe for accepting over $1 million in donations from the financial sector, reported raising almost $2.6 million and had $199,000 cash on hand as of Oct. 15.

Inhofe, by contrast, had almost $1.4 million in cash after raising $4.8 million. He had spent $4.2 million, much of it on a television blitz.

Heading into the final week of the campaign, Inhofe has picked up an endorsement from The Oklahoman after being endorsed the week before by the Tulsa World.

Rice counts endorsements from The Muskogee Phoenix, among other newspapers.

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