Tags

, , , , , , ,

The U.S. Senate candidate campaign finance reports are available at the Federal Election Commission. The latest quarterly reports have been out for almost a week. The cumulative summaries, in alphabetical order:

AKIN, W TODD

From: 01/01/2011  To: 06/30/2012

Office: SENATE

Party: REPUBLICAN PARTY

Itemized Individual Contributions $1,558,133

Unitemized Individual Contributions $278,903

Party Committees Contributions $13,500

Other Committees Contributions $336,331

Candidate Contributions $0

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS $2,186,867

Operating Expenditures $1,309,425

Ending Cash On Hand $1,405,526

[emphasis added]

It just goes to show that it is possible to raise around two million dollars if you’re a right wingnut.

BRUNNER, JOHN

From: 05/01/2011  To: 06/30/2012

Office: SENATE

Party: REPUBLICAN PARTY

Itemized Individual Contributions $505,776

Unitemized Individual Contributions $70,445

Party Committees Contributions $0

Other Committees Contributions $15,500

Candidate Contributions $4,789,406

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS $5,381,130

Operating Expenditures $5,193,846

Ending Cash On Hand $182,914

[emphasis added]

Think of it as an individual’s economic stimulus program to prop up the broadcast industry.

MCCASKILL, CLAIRE

From: 01/01/2011  To: 06/30/2012

Office: SENATE

Party: DEMOCRATIC PARTY

Itemized Individual Contributions $6,115,089

Unitemized Individual Contributions $1,478,353

Party Committees Contributions $43,100

Other Committees Contributions $1,535,758

Candidate Contributions $15,355

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS $9,187,664

Operating Expenditures $7,143,371

Ending Cash On Hand $3,641,413

[emphasis added]

That’s some serious money. With the billionaire funded PACs slinging all those television ads you’re gonna need a lot more, Claire.

STEELMAN, SARAH H

From: 01/01/2011  To: 06/30/2012

Office: SENATE

Party: REPUBLICAN PARTY

Itemized Individual Contributions $721,757

Unitemized Individual Contributions $244,885

Party Committees Contributions $0

Other Committees Contributions $21,100

Candidate Contributions $0

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS $987,742

Candidate Loans $400,000

Operating Expenditures $1,004,214

Ending Cash On Hand $561,660

[emphasis added]

If karma or your personal deity has a sense of the absurd they/it will make Sarah Steelman our next U.S. Senator. Then again, the same could be said for John Brunner and Todd Akin.

In about two weeks we’ll know which one of the three right wingnut republicans makes it through to the November dance. Meanwhile, it’s anyone’s guess.