The campaign finance report filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission by Patrick Crabtree, a republican candidate for the 23rd House District seat being vacated by Democrat Jeff Harris (who is running for Attorney General), shows another interesting side to these reports. No money (or, at least very little money).
The October quarterly report filed on October 14, 2007 for Crabtree’s committee (which was established on February 7, 2007) is a Committee Statement of Limited Activity. In it the candidate and treasurer sign the following:
I CERTIFY THAT NEITHER THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED NOR THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF EXPENDITURES MADE BY THE COMMITTEE EXCEEDED FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS.
Crabtree ran against Jeff Harris in 2006. He garnered 26.8% of the vote.
Democrat Russ Unger is an announced candidate for the seat. Unger’s campaign finance quarterly report filed on October 14, 2007 shows total receipts of $23,977.01, expenditures of $5,132.85, and money on hand of $17,398.15.