From page A5 of yesterday’s Oklahoman:
Oklahoma County Commissioner Brian Maughan is giving campaign donors their money back.
The District 2 commissioner secured a third term earlier this month when the deadline passed without an opponent filing for the seat. Maughan says he returned $75,810.11 to 372 donors after deducting expenses.
Maughan had geared up for a challenge after others announced plans to run. Maughan says each donor got back about 79 percent of what they contributed.
I suppose the scary aspect of this is that it takes about a hundred grand to run for County Commissioner, at least in a county this size. (There are 77 counties in Oklahoma, each divided into three districts.)
Still, this is a far better return on investment than a donor normally gets without Actual Graft.
Maughan’s campaign Web site is still up, though it probably doesn’t cost a whole lot.