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There’s a distinct difference in the fundraising success of the two candidates for State Treasurer, incumbent State Treasurer Clint Zweifel (D) and republican challenger Cole McNary (r).

Via the Missouri Ethics Commission:

C081066: Clint Zweifel For Missouri

Information Reported On: 2012 – July Quarterly Report

Beginning Money on Hand $1,009,218.87

Monetary Receipts + $127,464.79

Monetary Expenditures – $53,918.38

Contributions Made – $0.00

Other Disbursements – $0.00

Subtotal     $73,546.41

Ending Money On Hand   $1,082,765.28

[emphasis added]

C081190: Friends To Elect Cole Mcnary

Information Reported On: 2012 – July Quarterly Report

Beginning Money on Hand $75,977.57

Monetary Receipts + $43,683.00

Monetary Expenditures – $74,598.94

Contributions Made – $0.00

Other Disbursements – $0.00

Subtotal     ($30,915.94)

Ending Money On Hand   $45,061.63

[emphasis added]

Ouch.

Let’s take a look at some of the details:

CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED – SUPPLEMENTAL

FRIENDS TO ELECT COLE MCNARY 7/16/2012

Missourians for Matt Blunt Inc PO Box 144 Jefferson City MO 65102 6/21/2012 $1,000.00

[emphasis added]

Heh. Quality begets quality, success begets success.

ITEMIZED EXPENDITURES OVER $100 SUPPLEMENTAL FORM

FRIENDS TO ELECT COLE MCNARY 7/16/2012

Victory Enterprises 5200 SW 30th Street Suite 7 Davenport IA 52802 5/11/2012 Printing $9,030.44

And a number of campaign workers.

A few details from State Treasurer Clint Zweifel’s (D) report:

ITEMIZED EXPENDITURES OVER $100 SUPPLEMENTAL FORM

CLINT ZWEIFEL FOR MISSOURI 7/16/2012

Grindstone Research LLP 8185 Boone Trace Nashville TN 37221 5/7/2012 Research $1,750.00

Grindstone Research LLP 8185 Boone Trace Nashville TN 37221 4/2/2012 Research $2,340.00

[emphasis added]

We like research.