The major announced candidates for Attorney General include republican Michael Gibbons and Democrats Margaret Donnelly, Jeff Harris and Chris Koster.

Lets take a look at the 4th quarter campaign finance reports via the Missouri Ethics Commission:

First, republican Michael Gibbons:

Committe[e]: MISSOURIANS FOR GIBBONS

1. TOTAL RECEIPTS FOR THIS ELECTION PREVIOUSLY REPORTED $389,889.00

2. ALL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD $280,862.50

3. ALL LOANS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD $0.00

4. MISCELLANEOUS RECEIPTS THIS PERIOD $0.00

5. SUBTOTAL MONETARY RECEIPTS THIS PERIOD ( SUM 2A + 3A + 4A) $280,862.50

6. IN-KIND CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD $0.00

7. TOTAL ALL RECEIPTS THIS PERIOD (SUM 5A + 6A) $280,862.50

8. FUNDS USED FOR REPAYING LOANS THIS PERIOD $0.00

9. TOTAL ALL RECEIPTS THIS ELECTION(SUM 1B + 7A – 8A) $670,751.50

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Then, there’s that all important Line 28 further down in the summary:

28. MONEY ON HAND AT THE CLOSE OF THIS REPORTING PERIOD (SUM 25 + 26 – 27) $387,487.23

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Let’s look at some of the details:

Detailed Summary of Contributions And Loans Received

Committee: MISSOURIANS FOR GIBBONS

Report Date: 1/14/2008

Advocacy for Special Needs 101 E. High Street Jefferson City MO 65101 12/31/2007 $1,250.00

Alliance for Higher Education 101 E. High Street Jefferson City MO 65101 12/31/2007 $1,250.00

Citizens for New Health Care Concepts 101 E. High Street Jefferson City MO 65101 12/31/2007 $1,250.00

Coalition for Disability Rights 101 E. High Street Jefferson City MO 65101 12/31/2007 $1,250.00

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Hey, we’ve seen address before! That must have been some New Year’s Eve party.

Continuing…

Committee: MISSOURIANS FOR GIBBONS

Missourians for Tax Reform – Central PO Box 1901 Jefferson City MO 65102 12/26/2007 $1,275.00

Missourians for Tax Reform – East PO Box 1901 Jefferson City MO 65102 12/26/2007 $1,275.00

Missourians for Tax Reform – North PO Box 1901 Jefferson City MO 65102 12/26/2007 $1,275.00

Missourians for Tax Reform – Northeast PO Box 1901 Jefferson City MO 65102 12/26/2007 $1,275.00

Missourians for Tax Reform – Northwest PO Box 1901 Jefferson City MO 65102 12/26/2007 $1,275.00

Missourians for Tax Reform – South PO Box 1901 Jefferson City MO 65102 12/26/2007 $1,275.00

Missourians for Tax Reform -Southeast PO Box 1901 Jefferson City MO 65102 12/26/2007 $1,275.00

Missourians for Tax Reform – Southwest PO Box 1901 Jefferson City MO 65102 12/26/2007 $1,275.00

Missourians for Tax Reform – Statewide PO Box 1901 Jefferson City MO 65102 12/26/2007 $1,275.00

Missourians for Tax Reform – West PO Box 1901 Jefferson City MO 65102 12/26/2007 $1,275.00

…and that must have been an interesting Christmas. I guess “reformers” never really take a day off.

Committee: MISSOURIANS FOR GIBBONS

Andrew Blunt Jefferson City MO Schreimann, Rackers, Francka & Blunt LLC 12/31/2007 $1,275.00

Jill Blunt Jefferson City MO home maker 12/31/2007 $1,275.00

I wonder if that’s any relation. Man, there are a lot of people who write campaign contribution checks to republican candidates on New Year’s Eve.

It’s a fumble…

Committee: MISSOURIANS FOR GIBBONS

Kenney Leadership Lees Summit MO 12/31/2007 $1,275.00

Bill Kenney & Associates Inc. Lees Summit MO 12/31/2007 $1,275.00

Bill Kenney Homes Inc. Lees Summit MO 12/31/2007 $1,275.00

…on New Year’s Eve!

And at the end of this portion:

Committee: MISSOURIANS FOR GIBBONS

Report Date: 1/14/2008

(8. TOTAL: ITEMIZED CONTRIBUTIONS THIS PERIOD : $271,367.50)

9. AMOUNT OF ITEM 8 THAT WAS RECEIVED AS MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS $271,367.50

13. TOTAL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED FROM PERSONS GIVING $100 OR LESS $9,495.00

You can just feel all that grassroots energy, can’t you?

Margaret Donnelly, Democrat:

Committe[e]: DONNELLY FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL

1. TOTAL RECEIPTS FOR THIS ELECTION PREVIOUSLY REPORTED $311,295.75

2. ALL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD $146,447.00

3. ALL LOANS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD $130,000.00

4. MISCELLANEOUS RECEIPTS THIS PERIOD $0.00

5. SUBTOTAL MONETARY RECEIPTS THIS PERIOD ( SUM 2A + 3A + 4A ) $276,447.00

6. IN-KIND CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD $2,086.49

7. TOTAL ALL RECEIPTS THIS PERIOD (SUM 5A + 6A) $278,533.49

8. FUNDS USED FOR REPAYING LOANS THIS PERIOD $0.00

9. TOTAL ALL RECEIPTS THIS ELECTION(SUM 1B + 7A – 8A) $589,829.24

28. MONEY ON HAND AT THE CLOSE OF THIS REPORTING PERIOD (SUM 25 + 26 – 27) $534,071.48

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Jeff Harris, Democrat:

Committe[e]: HARRIS FOR MISSOURI

1. TOTAL RECEIPTS FOR THIS ELECTION PREVIOUSLY REPORTED $301,576.61

2. ALL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD $143,811.43

3. ALL LOANS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD $0.00

4. MISCELLANEOUS RECEIPTS THIS PERIOD $0.00

5. SUBTOTAL MONETARY RECEIPTS THIS PERIOD ( SUM 2A + 3A + 4A ) $143,811.43

6. IN-KIND CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD $2,216.00

7. TOTAL ALL RECEIPTS THIS PERIOD (SUM 5A + 6A)$146,027.43

8. FUNDS USED FOR REPAYING LOANS THIS PERIOD $0.00

9. TOTAL ALL RECEIPTS THIS ELECTION(SUM 1B + 7A – 8A) $447,604.04

28. MONEY ON HAND AT THE CLOSE OF THIS REPORTING PERIOD (SUM 25 + 26 – 27) $372,039.11

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Chris Koster, Democrat:

1. TOTAL RECEIPTS FOR THIS ELECTION PREVIOUSLY REPORTED $1,156,113.30

2. ALL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD $216,529.00

3. ALL LOANS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD $0.00

4. MISCELLANEOUS RECEIPTS THIS PERIOD $3,619.43

5. SUBTOTAL MONETARY RECEIPTS THIS PERIOD ( SUM 2A + 3A + 4A ) $220,148.43

6. IN-KIND CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD $3,000.00

7. TOTAL ALL RECEIPTS THIS PERIOD (SUM 5A + 6A) $223,148.43

8. FUNDS USED FOR REPAYING LOANS THIS PERIOD $0.00

9. TOTAL ALL RECEIPTS THIS ELECTION(SUM 1B + 7A – 8A) $1,379,261.73

28. MONEY ON HAND AT THE CLOSE OF THIS REPORTING PERIOD (SUM 25 + 26 – 27) $747,398.80

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Campaign contribution refunds included:

Detailed Summary of Expenditures And Contributions Made

Committe[e]: MISSOURIANS FOR KOSTER

Report[ ]Date: 01/15/2008

James Stowers Kansas City, MO 12/17/2007 Refund $125,000.00

Supporters of Health Research & Treatments Saint Louis, MO 12/17/2007 Refund $73,725.00