Gary Richardson announced on Friday that he has put a total of $1 million into his campaign fund for Governor of Oklahoma.
"We're in it to win it," said Richardson. "that's why my wife, Lanna, and I made the decision to put $1 million of our own money into this race."
Richardson continued, "I refuse to be beholden to the special interest groups that have poured millions into the Governor's race. The people of Oklahoma are my only special interest group."
"That's why I'm asking the citizens of Oklahoma to help support my campaign," said Richardson. With donations of $50, $25, or even $10 from Oklahomans across the state added to the $1 million Lanna and I have put in this race, we can send a message that the Governor's race can't be bought off by the special interest groups."
"Too often, we get politicians who are looking to further their career and only see the office of Governor as the next notch on their belt," said Richardson. "I can honestly say that I don't need the job, I'm not looking for a career in politics, and I can't be bought by the lobbyists and special interest groups."
"I will only be sold out to the people of Oklahoma, fighting to eliminate waste, foolish spending, and corruption and getting our state out of the mess we're in," said Richardson. "If we're not ready to hire that kind of leader now, when?"
Gary Richardson is a Republican candidate for Governor of Oklahoma. He is a former U.S. Attorney appointed by President Ronald Reagan and a founding member of the law firm, Richardson, Richardson, and Boudreaux. Gary and his wife, Lanna, reside in Tulsa. Together, they have five children and eleven grandchildren. They are active members of South Tulsa Baptist Church. Donations to Gary Richardson's campaign can be made at GaryRichardson.org/donate.