Three Democrats and one republican have filed for the seat in the 25th Legislative District:

State Representative – District 25 (ballot order)

Republican

Ryan Asbridge  Columbia MO 65201 2/26/2008 4:23:45 PM

Democratic

Sean Spence  Columbia MO 65201 2/26/2008 10:21:53 AM

Mary Wynne Still Columbia MO 65201 2/26/2008 11:15:39 AM

Bob Pund  Columbia MO 65201 2/26/2008 11:40:26 AM

Th district has had an interesting electoral history:

In 2006 Democrat Judy Baker had no opposition.

State of Missouri General Election  – November 2006 – General Election

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

State Representative – District 25 – Summary

Precincts Reporting 21 of 21

Baker, Judy DEM 8,671 100.0%

Total Votes   8,671

Let’s take a look at the 2004 primary:

Official Election Returns

State of Missouri Primary Election

Tuesday, August 03, 2004

State Representative – District 25 – Summary

Dimmitt, D. Duane DEM 309 7.1%

Baker, Judy DEM 1,808 41.5%

Underwood, Lara DEM 839

Blum, Mike DEM 850 19.5%

Breyfogle, Russel P. Jr. DEM 552 12.7%

Jeffries, Joel REP 1,574 100.0%

Total Votes   5,932

What’s this? Joel Jeffries is not Robert Northrup.

State of Missouri General Election

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

State Representative – District 25 – Summary

Precincts Reporting 23 of 23

Baker, Judy DEM 10,811 66.2%

Northup, Robert L. (Bob) REP 5,529 33.8%

Total Votes   16,340

Okay, this explains it:

political newcomer Judy Baker, a Democrat, dominated her late-arriving Republican opponent, Bob Northup, to win the 25th District seat in the Missouri House.

Baker defeated Northup with 68 percent of the vote with 78 percent of the precincts reporting. She will replace state Rep. Vicky Riback Wilson, also a Democrat, who was prevented by term limits from seeking the office again…

…After emerging from a field of five candidates in the August Democratic primary, Baker faced a formidable challenge in Republican Joel Jeffries, who gained name recognition with an impressive yet unsuccessful bid to unseat Wilson in 2002.

Jeffries, however, withdrew only weeks before the election to accept an appointment from Gov. Bob Holden to the Board of Probation and Parole. His replacement, Northup, a hearing-aid salesman, tried to catch up by putting the rush on yard signs and attending multiple candidate forums…

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State of Missouri General Election  – 11/5/2002

Tuesday, November 05, 2002

State Representative – District 25 – Summary

Wilson, Vicky Riback DEM 4,983 54.3%

Jeffries, Joel REP 3,882 42.3%

Shahid, Adam LIB 317 3.5%

Total Votes   9,182

So, what is Judy Baker up to now? Ah, she’s  running for Congress in the 9th District.

We have an open seat race in the 25th Legislative District Democratic primary. The republican is on his own. Let’s take a look at the first quarter 2008 campaign finance numbers.

Ryan Asbridge (r) filed his first quarter 2008 campaign finance report with the Missouri Ethics Commission on April 9th:

Detailed Summary of Committee Disclosure Report

Committee[e]: FRIENDS FOR RYAN ASBRIDGE

1. TOTAL RECEIPTS FOR THIS ELECTION PREVIOUSLY REPORTED $0.00

2. ALL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD  $4,580.00

3. ALL LOANS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD $2,000.00

6. IN-KIND CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD $375.93

9. TOTAL ALL RECEIPTS THIS ELECTION(SUM 1B + 7A – 8A)$6,955.93

15. TOTAL EXPENDITURES THIS ELECTION (SUM 10B + 14A) $172.77

28. MONEY ON HAND AT THE CLOSE OF THIS REPORTING PERIOD (SUM 25 + 26 – 27) $6,407.23

35. TOTAL INDEBTEDNESS AT THE CLOSE OF THIS REPORTING PERIOD(SUM 29 + 30 + 31 – 32 – 33 – 34) $2,000.00

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So, where did the money come from?:

Detailed Summary of Contributions And Loans Received

Committee: FRIENDS FOR RYAN ASBRIDGE

Report Date: 4/7/2008

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

24th Legislative District Columbia, MO PAC 03/26/2008 $1,900.00

Jennifer Salmons Holt Summit, MO 03/26/2008 $325.00

Cliff Salmons Holt Summit, MO 03/26/2008 $325.00

Citizens For Onder Lake St Louis, MO PAC 03/25/2008 $325.00

Cindy Beale Columbia, MO 03/20/2008 $250.00

Andrew Asbridge Columbia, MO 3/14/2008 $325.00

Better Leadership for MO Jefferson City PAC 3/30/2008 $221.53 In-Kind

Doug Thomas Holts Summit, MO 3/30/2008 $154.40 In-Kind

(8. TOTAL: ITEMIZED CONTRIBUTIONS THIS PERIOD : $3,825.93)

9. AMOUNT OF ITEM 8 THAT WAS RECEIVED AS MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS $3,450.00

10. AMOUNT OF ITEM 8 THAT WAS RECEIVED AS IN-KIND CONTRIBUTIONS $375.93

B. NON-ITEMIZED CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED

12. TOTAL ANONYMOUS CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED FROM PERSONS GIVING $25 OR LESS $30.00

13. TOTAL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED FROM PERSONS GIVING $100 OR LESS $1,100.00

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Why does it always seem that republicans are reluctant to list their small contributors? I have a theory that their small contributors are actually very shy and really wealthy people who want to show their appropriate restraint in the American political process by not letting their accumulated wealth have a disproportionate effect on the electoral outcome. Not.

Sean Spence (D) filed his first quarter campaign finance report with the Missouri Ethics Commission on April 15th:

Detailed Summary of Committee Disclosure Report

Committee [e]: FRIENDS OF SEAN SPENCE

1. TOTAL RECEIPTS FOR THIS ELECTION PREVIOUSLY REPORTED $0.00

2. ALL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD  $15,936.16

3. ALL LOANS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD  $0.00

6. IN-KIND CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD $75.00

9. TOTAL ALL RECEIPTS THIS ELECTION(SUM 1B + 7A – 8A) $16,011.16

15. TOTAL EXPENDITURES THIS ELECTION (SUM 10B + 14A) $7,599.24

28. MONEY ON HAND AT THE CLOSE OF THIS REPORTING PERIOD (SUM 25 + 26 – 27) $8,336.92

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

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He had a fundraising event:

Detailed Summary of Fund-Raising Statement

ReportDate: 02/21/2008

STATEMENT OF FUND-RAISING ACTIVITY OR EVENT

1. NAME AND ADDRESS OF CANDIDATE OR COMMITTEE FOR WHOM FUNDS WERE RAISED Friends of Sean Spence  Columbia, MO

2. LOCATION OF ACTIVITY OR EVENT:  NAME AND ADDRESS Pasta Factory Columbia, MO

3. DESCRIPTION OF ACTIVITY OR EVENT AND FUND-RAISING METHODS USED Fundraising reception.

4. DATE OF ACTIVITY OR EVENT 02/21/2008

5. NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS 85

6. N
AME AND ADDRESS OF PERSON CONDUCTING ACTIVITY OR EVENT Friends of Sean Spenc  Columbia, MO

8. TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS ($100 OR LESS PER PERSON) FROM PERSONS WHOSE NAMES AND ADDRESSES COULD NOT BE OBTAINED $0.00

9. TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS FROM PERSONS WHOSE NAME AND ADDRESSES ARE CONTAINED IN COMMITTEE RECORDS $5,840.00

12. INDIVIDUAL EXPENDITURES MADE FOR ACTIVITY OR EVENT

13. AMOUNT

Postage $492.00

Food $252.84

(14. TOTAL EXPENDITURES MADE FOR ACTIVITY OR EVENT: $744.84)

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I hear the lasagna is good there.

Mary Still filed her first quarter 2008 campaign finance report with the Missouri Ethics Commission on April 14th:

Detailed Summary of Committee Disclosure Report

Committee[e]: MARY STILL FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE

1. TOTAL RECEIPTS FOR THIS ELECTION PREVIOUSLY REPORTED  $0.00

2. ALL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD  $19,477.58

3. ALL LOANS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD  $10,000.00

6. IN-KIND CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD $775.00

9. TOTAL ALL RECEIPTS THIS ELECTION(SUM 1B + 7A – 8A) $30,252.58

15. TOTAL EXPENDITURES THIS ELECTION (SUM 10B + 14A) $6,294.91

28. MONEY ON HAND AT THE CLOSE OF THIS REPORTING PERIOD (SUM 25 + 26 – 27) $23,957.67

35. TOTAL INDEBTEDNESS AT THE CLOSE OF THIS REPORTING PERIOD (SUM 29 + 30 + 31 – 32 – 33 – 34) $10,000.00

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Okay, compared to everyone else in the race that’s some serious fundraising. Glancing through the details there are a lot of individual donations – with a significant number of them willing to “max out”.

Bob Pund filed his first quarter 2008 campaign finance report with the Missouri Ethics Commission on April 14th:

Detailed Summary of Committee Disclosure Report

Committe: FRIENDS OF BOB PUND

1. TOTAL RECEIPTS FOR THIS ELECTION PREVIOUSLY REPORTED $0.00

2. ALL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD $5,427.00

3. ALL LOANS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD $0.00

6. IN-KIND CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD $143.15

7. TOTAL ALL RECEIPTS THIS PERIOD (SUM 5A + 6A) $5,570.15

9. TOTAL ALL RECEIPTS THIS ELECTION(SUM 1B + 7A – 8A) $5,570.15

15. TOTAL EXPENDITURES THIS ELECTION (SUM 10B + 14A) $3,356.57

28. MONEY ON HAND AT THE CLOSE OF THIS REPORTING PERIOD (SUM 25 + 26 – 27) $2,070.43

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I’m intrigued by the expenditure amount. Let’s take a look at the details:

Detailed Summary of Expenditures And Contributions Made

Committe: FRIENDS OF BOB PUND

ReportDate: 4/15/2008

A. EXPENDITURES OF $100 OR LESS BY CATEGORY

25th District Map $2.50

Campaign Filing Fee $50.00

campaign handouts-printing and cardstock $37.36

1 roll of stamps $41.00

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

Brown Printing Jefferson City, MO 03/18/2008 campaign letterhead & envelopes $1,047.59

US Postal Service Columbia, MO 3/20/2008 postage for campaign mailing $820.00

UPS Store Columbia, MO 65201 3/20/2008 copies of campaign letters for mass mailing $258.12

Starwood Enterprises Columbia, MO 3/11/2008 Fundraising & MEC Filing Services $1,100.00

(14. TOTAL: ITEMIZED EXPENDITURES THIS PERIOD: $3,225.71)

15. TOTAL: MONETARY EXPENDITURES THIS PERIOD (SUM 7 + 14) $3,356.57

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You’ve got to love the details…

Let’s take a look at his contributors:

Detailed Summary of Contributions And Loans Received

Committee: FRIENDS OF BOB PUND

Report Date: 4/10/2008

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

Ellen Pund Herman MO 02/09/2008 $100.00

Stephanie Bahr Wildwood MO 02/09/2008 $325.00

Jessie Preiss Pacific MO 02/09/2008 $325.00

Hope Tinker Fayette MO 02/10/2008 $25.00

Matthew Chegwidden Columbia MO 02/16/2008 $50.00

Susan Kuebler Morrison MO 02/14/2008 $50.00

Sullivan Motor Co Sullivan MO 02/12/2008 $100.00

Richard Blakely Viburnum MO 02/15/2008 $100.00

MO Disability Rights PAC Viburnum MO 02/02/2008 $325.00

Oliver Preiss Kansas City MO 02/22/2008 $100.00

James Swearengen Columbia MO 02/19/2008 $100.00

Linda Swearengen Columbia MO 02/19/2009 $200.00

Harold Enslen Mexico MO 02/23/2008 $25.00

Michelle Gibler Centralia MO 65240 02/14/2008 $50.00

Maggie Henson Columbia MO 02/18/2008 $250.00

Stephanie Goodwin Washington DC [SEIU Gov Relations] 03/04/2008 $100.00

E Wayne Lee Jeff City MO 65109 03/04/2008 $10.00

Susan Lutton Columbia MO 03/01/2008 $100.00

Jeffrey Brotemarkle Columbia MO 65201 02/20/2008 $52.00

Lindsay Holwick Kansas City MO 02/25/2008 $150.00

Cora Ennis Columbia MO 02/10/2008 $25.00

Jennifer Blair Columbia MO 02/26/2008 $20.00

Penny Lorenz Columbia MO 02/25/2008 $20.00

Duane Cramer Columbia MO 03/01/2008 $50.00

Betty Trachsler Sedalia MO 03/01/2008 $25.00

Gary Biermann Sullivan Mo 02/28/2008 $200.00

Kathryn Feldmiller Richland Mo 02/29/2008 $200.00

Mary Beck Columbia Mo 02/21/2008 $25.00

Timothy Klocko Columbia MO 03/03/2008 $100.00

Allen & Allan Land Co Columbia Mo 03/05/2008 $325.00

Anne G Edwards Columbia Mo 03/07/2008 $50.00

Brian Garrett Columbia Mo 03/03/2008 $40.00

Helen Preiss Pacific Mo 03/03/2008 $100.00

Cindi Johnson Summitt Mo 02/05/2008 $100.00

Young Legal Services Columbia MO 03/03/2008 $50.00

Karen Bahr Eureka MO 03/15/2008 $25.00

Larry Brown Fulton MO 03/12/2008 $50.00

Les Wagner Columbia MO 65203 02/28/2008 $100.00

Ken Pearson Columbia MO 03/13/2008 $50.00

Mary Berlener Hermann MO 03/11/2008 $50.00

Soo Young Ihm Laguna Woods CA 03/06/2008 $20.00

Alphonso Mayfield Lexington MS 03/21/2008 $120.00

Frankin Billiard Co Pacific MO 03/23/2008 $100.00

Brent Lowenberg Columbia MO 03/20/2008 $25.00

Michelle Krajewski Kansas City MO 03/27/2008 $100.00

Ruth Dunlap Robertsville MO 03/28/2008 $50.00

Richard Craghead Columbia MO 03/28/2008 $50.00

Suzan Weller Ballwin MO 03/28/2008 $50.00

Lawrence Mathis Columbia MO 03/26/2008 $25.00

Valorie Unnerstall Villa Ridge MO 03/26/2008 $50.00

Mary Louise Hussmann Columbia MO 03/25/2008 $20.00

United Seating & Mobility Earth City MO 03/26/2008 $100.00

Shelley Ravipudi Columbia MO 03/30/2008 $150.00

Patricia Owens Brooklyn NY 03/30/2008 $325.00

Richard Ennis Columbia MO 65203 03/31/2008 $100.00

Bob Pund Columbia MO 65201 02/26/2008 $41.00

Bob Pund Columbia MO 65201 02/04/2008 $52.70

Bob Pund Columbia MO 65201 02/04/2008 $49.45

(8. TOTAL: ITEMIZED CONTRIBUTIONS THIS PERIOD : $5,570.15)

9. AMOUNT OF ITEM 8 THAT WAS RECEIVED AS MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS $5,427.00

10. AMOUNT OF ITEM 8 THAT WAS RECEIVED AS IN-KIND CONTRIBUTIONS $143.15

Again with the details. Yep, this has a “grass rootsie” feel to it. And every candidate should have a contribution from the “Frankin Billiard Company of Pacific, MO”.