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David Pearce (republican, 121st Legislative District) announced to the media today that he was a candidate for the 31st Senatorial District race in 2008 – a seat currently held by newly minted Democrat Chris Koster.

Pearce’s press release appeared in today’s Warrensburg Daily Star Journal [no link, this dead tree media is still in the early twentieth century, though they sometime have color photos], front page, above the fold.

Pearce’s press release stated that his past legislative agenda included bills to “prohibit sexually oriented billboards, bar the operation of private treatment centers for convicted sex offenders and protect Second Amendment rights…[and] also …co-sponsored pro-life legislation…” There was no mention in the article of deer deductibles.

The announcement came as no surprise to anyone who read Pearce’s latest quarterly campaign finance report, showing over $20,000 cash on hand, filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission. The cash on hand was much greater then his previous reports this far out to the election. In what amounted to the worst kept secret of his political career he changed the name of his campaign committee to “Pearce [20]08” [correction] on his last quarterly report.

He is apparently running to represent banking political action committees:

MBA State PAC 207 E. Capitol Ave Jefferson City, MO 65101 06/12/2007 $650.00

MBA Pony Express Region PAC 207 E. Capitol Ave Jefferson City, MO 65101 06/12/2007 $650.00

MBA Mark Twain Region PAC 207 E. Capitol Ave Jefferson City, MO 65101 06/12/2007 $650.00

MBA Truman Region PAC 207 E. Capitol Ave Jefferson City, MO 65101 06/12/2007 $650.00

MBA Capitol Region PAC 207 E. Capitol Ave. Jefferson City, MO 65101 06/12/2007 $650.00

MBA Gateway Region PAC 207 E. Capitol Ave. Jefferson City, MO 65101 06/12/2007 $650.00

MBA River Heritage PAC 207 E. Capitol Ave Jefferson City, MO 65101 06/12/2007 $650.00

MBA Ozark Region PAC 207 E. Capitol Ave Jefferson City, MO 65101 06/12/2007 $650.00

The next quarterly campaign finance report should make for interesting reading.