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Today, at the Missouri Ethics Commission:

C121218 04/16/2014 FRIENDS OF NATE WALKER COMMITTEE Nathan Belt Walker PO Box 7549 Kirksville MO 63501 State of Missouri State Representative 3/31/2014 $70,000.00

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If you can’t count on your best friend…

It’s not like there’s been a lack of resources for the incumbent’s (r) campaign:

C121218: Friends Of Nate Walker Committee

Po Box 7549 Committee Type: Candidate

Kirksville Mo 63501 Party Affiliation: Republican

[….] Established Date: 03/14/2012

[….]

Information Reported On: 2014 – April Quarterly Report

Beginning Money on Hand $17,313.36

Monetary Receipts + $72,700.00

Monetary Expenditures – $7,500.00

Contributions Made – $0.00

Other Disbursements – $0.00

Subtotal     $65,200.00

Ending Money On Hand   $82,513.36

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Oh, wait…

CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED – SUPPLEMENTAL

FRIENDS OF NATE WALKER COMMITTEE [pdf] 4/15/2014

Monsanto Company

800 North Lindberg

St Louis MO 63167

1/8/2014 $300.00

Missouri State Teachers Association

PO Box 458

Columbia MO 65205

1/3/2014 $200.00

Smithfield Foods, Inc.

PO Box 9004

Smithfield VA 23431

2/28/2014 $500.00

Herritage House Rentals, LLC

215 W Jefferson Street

Kirksville MO 63501

3/31/2014 $1,000.00

Citizens For Mike Thomson

PO Box 44

Maryville MO 64468

3/31/2014 $400.00

lOVEGREEN FORD MERCURY

1801 N. Elson

Kirksville MO 63501

3/20/2014 $100.00

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Not exactly a grassroots groundswell there.

It’s a loan:

SUPPLEMENTAL LOAN INFORMATION

FRIENDS OF NATE WALKER COMMITTEE [pdf] 4/15/2014

1. NAME AND ADDRESS OF LENDER

Nathan Belt Walker

PO Box 7549

Kirksville MO 63501

2. NAME(S) AND ADDRESS(ES) OF PERSON(S) LIABLE FOR THE LOAN

Friends Of Nate Walker Committee

PO Box 7549

Kirksville MO 63501

4. DATE OF LOAN

3/31/2014

5. AMOUNT OF LOAN

$70,000.00

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What could have possibly prompted that?

UNOFFICIAL Candidate Filing List

Primary

State Representative – District 3

Republican

Name Mailing Address Random Number Date Filed

Nate Walker PO BOX 7549 KIRKSVILLE MO 63501 881 2/25/2014

John Bailey PO BOX 795 KIRKSVILLE MO 63501 3/25/2014

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That could do it.

C141182: Citizens To Elect John Bailey

1701 North Elson Committee Type: Candidate

Kirksville Mo 63501 Party Affiliation: Republican

[….]

Established Date: 04/04/2014

[….]

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And, the primary challenger has a few resources:

CONTRIBUTION OF MORE THAN $5,000.00 RECEIVED BY ANY COMMITTEE FROM ANY

SINGLE DONOR – TO BE FILED WITHIN 48 HOURS OF RECEIVING THE CONTRIBUTION

C141182 [pdf]

CITIZENS TO ELECT JOHN BAILEY 4/4/2014

Mid America Orthopedic and Spine

Institute LLC

1701 N. Elson

Kirksville, MO 63501

4/2/2014 $10,000.00

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Pass the popcorn.