Those first quarter 2008 campaign finance reports are starting to come in at the Missouri Ethics Commission.

Beth Grubb (D) and incumbent Mike McGhee (r) are the candidates in the 122nd Legislative District. We’ve written about these folks before:

Beth Grubb in the 122nd – 4th quarter campaign finance reports trickle in

Declaring Religious Freedom – Again!

It’d be a nice gig if you could get it…

Let’s take a look at Mike McGhee’s first quarter 2008 campaign finance report filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission on April 4th:

Detailed Summary of Committee Disclosure Report

Committee[e]: CITIZENS TO RE-ELECT MIKE MCGHEE

1. TOTAL RECEIPTS FOR THIS ELECTION PREVIOUSLY REPORTED $17,025.00

8. FUNDS USED FOR REPAYING LOANS THIS PERIOD $10,000.00

9. TOTAL ALL RECEIPTS THIS ELECTION(SUM 1B + 7A – 8A) $7,050.00

28. MONEY ON HAND AT THE CLOSE OF THIS REPORTING PERIOD (SUM 25 + 26 – 27) $5,691.69

[emphasis added]

Well, he paid off the $10,000 loan to his campaign.

Detailed Summary of Contributions And Loans Received

Committee: CITIZENS TO RE-ELECT MIKE MCGHEE

Report Date: 4/4/2008

A. ITEMIZED CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED FROM COMMITTEES REGARDLESS OF THE AMOUNT, OR FROM PERSONS GIVING MORE THAN $100 TO A COMMITTEE.

Thomas F. Fitzpatrick  Warrensburg, MO  3/7/2008  $25.00

[emphasis added]

Not exactly tearing up that fundraising turf, eh?

Detailed Summary of Expenditures And Contributions Made

Committe: CITIZENS TO RE-ELECT MIKE MCGHEE

ReportDate: 4/4/2008

A. EXPENDITURES OF $100 OR LESS BY CATEGORY

Meals/Events $323.50

Postage $41.00

Filing $50.00

Supplies/Misc. $161.64

Bank Fees $42.00

(7. TOTAL: NON-ITEMIZED EXPENDITURES THIS PERIOD: $618.14)

B. ITEMIZED EXPENDITURES ALL OVER $100 AND ALL PAYMENTS TO CAMPAIGN WORKERS

House of Hope Lexington, MO 3/29/2008 Food for fundraiser $205.00

(14. TOTAL: ITEMIZED EXPENDITURES THIS PERIOD: $205.00)

C. MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS MADE (REGARDLESS OF AMOUNT)

Citizens for Mark Parkinson St. Charles, MO 1/16/08 $325.00

Crane for Council Jefferson City, MO 3/6/2008 $325.00

[emphasis added]

He’s going to have a fundraiser. Looks to be a weenie roast by the expenditure amount. Sort of ironic, isn’t it? Heh.

Okay, let’s look at the great grassroots fundraising machine that is Mike McGhee’s re-election campaign. From the fourth quarter 2007 report:

Detailed Summary of Contributions And Loans Received

Committee: CITIZENS TO RE-ELECT MIKE MCGHEE

Report Date: 1/3/2007

A. ITEMIZED CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED FROM COMMITTEES REGARDLESS OF THE AMOUNT, OR FROM PERSONS GIVING MORE THAN $100 TO A COMMITTEE.

Realtors PAC – Missouri  Columbia, MO 12/19/2007 $325.00

FEAPAC of Missouri  Overland Park, KS 12/26/2007 $325.00

Your School Your Choice – Statewide St. Louis, MO 12/31/2007 $325.00

Your School Your Choice – Centra St. Louis, MO 12/31/2007 $325.00

Your School Your Choice – Northeast  St. Louis, MO 12/31/2007 $325.00

Your School Your Choice – Southeast  St. Louis, MO 12/31/2007 $325.00

AT&T Missouri Employee PAC  St. Louis, MO 10/5/2007 $275.00

MHA Kansas City District PAC Jefferson City, MO 10/9/2007 $75.00

MHA PAC for Health Jefferson City, MO 10/9/2007 $325.00

Lafayette County Republican Central Committee Lexington, MO 11/5/2007 $1,000.00

Home Building Industry PAC St. Louis, MO 11/5/2007 $325.00

Citizens for Jay Wasson Nixa, MO 65714 11/13/2007 $325.00

Government Affairs Committee St. Louis Chapter National Electrical Cont. Assn.  St. Louis, MO 11/23/2007 $325.00

Plumbing Industry Council State PAC Maryland Heights, MO 11/23/2007 $100.00

(8. TOTAL: ITEMIZED CONTRIBUTIONS THIS PERIOD : $4,700.00)

11. TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED AT FUND-RAISERS AS REPORTED IN LINE 8 ON FORM CD 1A $0.00

12. TOTAL ANONYMOUS CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED FROM PERSONS GIVING $25 OR LESS $0.00

13. TOTAL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED FROM PERSONS GIVING $100 OR LESS $0.00

[emphasis added]

Yeah, Mike McGhee obviously stands for the little guy in his district.

Let’s look at Beth Grubb’s first quarter 2008 campaign finance report filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission on April 9th:

Detailed Summary of Committee Disclosure Report

Committee[e]: GRUBB FOR THE HOUSE

1. TOTAL RECEIPTS FOR THIS ELECTION PREVIOUSLY REPORTED  $1,515.00

2. ALL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD  $5,290.00

9. TOTAL ALL RECEIPTS THIS ELECTION(SUM 1B + 7A – 8A) $6,805.00

15. TOTAL EXPENDITURES THIS ELECTION (SUM 10B + 14A) $935.44

28. MONEY ON HAND AT THE CLOSE OF THIS REPORTING PERIOD (SUM 25 + 26 – 27) $5,869.56

35. TOTAL INDEBTEDNESS AT THE CLOSE OF THIS REPORTING PERIOD (SUM 29 + 30 + 31 – 32 – 33 – 34) $0.00

[emphasis added]

Well, we have a rough parity in fundraising here.

Let’s take a look at the grassroots part:

Detailed Summary of Contributions And Loans Received

Committee: GRUBB FOR THE HOUSE

Report Date: 4/6/2008

A. ITEMIZED CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED FROM COMMITTEES REGARDLESS OF THE AMOUNT, OR FROM PERSONS GIVING MORE THAN $100 TO A COMMITTEE.

Jim J. Johnson Kansas City, MO  02/05/2008 $100.00

Page Bellamy  Odessa, MO 02/19/2008 $100.00

Terrence Messonnier  Odessa, MO 64076 02/19/2008 $300.00

The Law Offices of Stephen R. Bough Kansas City, MO 64111 02/14/2008 $325.00

Missouri NEA-PAC Jefferson City, MO 03/04/2008 $325.00

8th Ward Democratic Committee  Kansas City, MO 64113 03/04/2008 $100.00

Michael Pollakowski  Odessa, MO 64076 03/10/2008 $250.00

Sharon S. Marshall Freeman, MO 64746 03/24/2008 $100.00

Henry Grubb  Odessa, MO 01/04/2008 $100.00

Robert Langdon Lexington, MO 01/28/2008 $325.00

Margie Langdon Lexington, MO 282008 $325.00

Robert C. Sullivan Lee’s Summit, MO01/28/2008 $325.00

Bianca T. Sullivan Lee’s Summit, MO 01/28/2008 $325.00

J. Kent Emison Higginsville, MO 01/28/2008 $325.00

Ann Franklin Independence, MO 01/28/2008 $100.00

Robin D. Emison Higginsville, MO 01/28/2008 $325.00

J. Mike Mauer Blue Springs, MO 03/24/2008 $200.00

James C. Shimel Independence, MO 64055 03/24/2008 $100.00

Michael A. Pollakowski  Odessa, MO 03/31/2008 $75.00

Shannon Pollakowski  Odessa, MO 64076 03/31/2008 $325.00

(8. TOTAL: ITEMIZED CONTRIBUTIONS THIS PERIOD : $4,450.00)

12. TOTAL ANONYMOUS CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED FROM PERSONS GIVING $25 OR LESS $0.00

13. TOTAL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED FROM PERSONS GIVING $100 OR LESS $840.00

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Well that’s a little more “grass rootsie” than Mike McGhee’s list of contributors, don’t you think? Yeah, there are attorneys and such, but there doesn’t appear to be any corporate PACs in the bunch.

Hmm. Let’s take a look at expenditures:

Detailed Summary of Expenditures And Contributions Made

Committe: GRUBB FOR THE HOUSE

ReportDate: 4/6/2008

A. EXPENDITURES OF $100 OR LESS BY CATEGORY

U S Postal Service – stamps $82.00

Higginsville Advance – subscription $31.24

Pleasant Hill Times – subscription $32.39

Consumer’s Printing – printing $80.51

Cass Co. Central Democratic Committee (fundraiser) $100.00

(7. TOTAL: NON-ITEMIZED EXPENDITURES THIS PERIOD: $326.14)

B. ITEMIZED EXPENDITURES ALL OVER $100 AND ALL PAYMENTS TO CAMPAIGN WORKERS

Consumer’s Printing Grain Valley, MO 01/31/2008 printing $144.39

Vedro’s Printing KCMO 64112 02/09/2008 printing $285.14

(14. TOTAL: ITEMIZED EXPENDITURES THIS PERIOD: $429.53)

Wow, actual campaign expenditures on campaign type stuff. Go figure. She’s obviously going to run a smart campaign.

If you feel like helping her take out a right wingnut, by all means, send her a contribution:

Grubb for
the House


4166 Grubb Road

Odessa, MO 64076

Be sure to include your name, address, phone number (so they can confirm campaign finance reporting information, if needed), profession, and employer. The maximum contribution in any one election cycle is $325.00.

You all know what to do. So do it.