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By BWSTimes Staff
TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa mayoral candidate, Greg Robinson’s campaign, outraised mayoral incumbent GT Bynum in the last quarter.
The municipal candidate Greg Robinson for Tulsa Mayor’s contributions and expenditures’ report shows that from April 1 to June 30, 2020, Robinson’s campaign outraised Bynum’s campaign by $10,792.07. Bynum raised $67,695.00 in the past quarter.
The Greg Robinson for Tulsa Mayor campaign raised a staggering $78,484.07 during this previous quarter, which is impressive considering Robinson just announced his candidacy for mayor on June 6 — halfway through the last quarter.
Since the report’s release, Robinson’s campaign has raised another $95,873.93, a total of $174,358 since his announcement.
“We are so grateful to the many Tulsans who have come together and invested in a grassroots movement to build the city we all dream of and deserve. This ‘campaign of we’ had always been about ensuring that all Tulsans knew that their voice would finally be valued. It is clear that our city is ready for leadership that hears them, that sees them and that will never take them for granted,” Tulsa mayoral candidate Gregory Robinson II said.
Robinson has received a large number of local and national endorsements.
The lastest from former US Congressman Beto O’Rourke, who said, “I’m proud to endorse Greg Robinson in the race for Mayor of Tulsa, OK. On the eve of the Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial, Greg Robinson is the proactive, committed leader Tulsa needs to move us forward in this critical moment in history.”
Beto O’Rourke in conversation with Oprah Winfrey on SuperSoul Conversations | Photo by Jamie McCarthy
Former NBA player, author and Booker T. Washington High School graduate, Eton Thomas, also endorsed Robinson. “I was raised in North Tulsa and I have followed Greg Robinson for a long time. I have had him on my show and asked him tough questions about his plans for Tulsa. When you hear his passion, dedication and plan for a better Tulsa, it’s clear why he is the best choice to lead Tulsa through these turbulent times. He is determined to fight for what’s right and is dedicated to justice, education and empowerment. He deserves your vote,” Thomas said.
Mayoral Candidate Craig Immel reported zero donations, and candidates Ken Reddick and Ty Walker either did not file, or their reports are not yet available.
Robinson and O’Rourke will host a virtual rally next Wednesday, August 12, at 6 PM on the Greg Robinson for Tulsa Mayor Facebook page in a Livestream. The event will also crosspost live to The Black Wall Street Time’s Facebook page as well.