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The fourth quarter 2009 campaign finance reports were due today at the Missouri Ethics Commission. In the 121st Legislative District race Democratic challenger Courtney Cole again (also in the previous quarter) outraised incumbent Denny Hoskins (r – noun, verb, CPA).

Let’s take a look at the numbers for Courtney Cole filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission today:

Detailed Summary of Committee Disclosure Report

Committe: COLE FOR HOUSE

2. ALL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD $6,790.00

6. IN-KIND CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD $580.00

7. TOTAL ALL RECEIPTS THIS PERIOD (SUM 5A + 6A) $7,370.00

9. TOTAL ALL RECEIPTS THIS ELECTION(SUM 1B + 7A – 8A) $23,414.73

28. MONEY ON HAND AT THE CLOSE OF THIS REPORTING PERIOD (SUM 25 + 26 – 27) $18,181.74

35. TOTAL INDEBTEDNESS AT THE CLOSE OF THIS REPORTING PERIOD

(SUM 29 + 30 + 31 – 32 – 33 – 34) $0.00

[emphasis added]

That’s a another really nice fundraising quarter, a healthy amount of cash on hand, and no debt.

Where did the money come from?:

Again, some of it came from me.

Detailed Summary of Contributions And Loans Received

Committee: COLE FOR HOUSE

Report Date: 1/13/2010

Committee to Elect Beth Low Kansas City, MO 12/15/2009 $200.00

Committee to Elect Yvonne Wilson Kansas City, MO 10/25/2009 $50.00

IBEW Local #124 Kansas City, MO 10/15/2009 $250.00

Local #124 Voluntary Political Fund Kansas City, MO 10/12/2009 $250.00

Susan Montee Jefferson City, MO Missouri State Auditor 10/26/2009 $200.00

Michael Bersin & Joan Ferguson Warrensburg, MO 12/01/2009 $50.00

Deleta Williams Warrensburg, MO 12/01/2009 $100.00

[emphasis added]

Chalk one up for Courtney Cole in the CPA column. A few sitting Democratic state representatives, organized labor (representing working people) and a long list of individuals (I count eighty-seven) are also in the mix. Now, that’s some serious grass roots.

Representative Denny Hoskins also filed his campaign finance report with the Missouri Ethics Commission today:

Detailed Summary of Committee Disclosure Report

Committe: CITIZENS FOR HOSKINS

2. ALL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD $2,890.00

6. IN-KIND CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD $0.00

7. TOTAL ALL RECEIPTS THIS PERIOD (SUM 5A + 6A) $2,890.00

9. TOTAL ALL RECEIPTS THIS ELECTION(SUM 1B + 7A – 8A) $19,612.64

28. MONEY ON HAND AT THE CLOSE OF THIS REPORTING PERIOD (SUM 25 + 26 – 27) $16,003.47

35. TOTAL INDEBTEDNESS AT THE CLOSE OF THIS REPORTING PERIOD

(SUM 29 + 30 + 31 – 32 – 33 – 34) $2,000.00

[emphasis added]

Hmmm. Less cash on hand than his challenger.

Where did the money come from?:

Detailed Summary of Contributions And Loans Received

Committee: CITIZENS FOR HOSKINS

Report Date: 12/31/2009

Brad Alpert Kingsville, MO 12/31/2009 $300.00

Missouri Pathfinders St. Louis, MO 12/30/2009 $1,000.00

Thomas F. Fitzpatrick Warrensburg, MO 10/19/2009 $40.00

Jerry Franklin Warrensburg, MO 10/1/2009 $500.00

Doug Milford St. Louis, MO Ernst & Young 10/27/2009 $150.00

MO Optometric PAC Jefferson City, MO 11/09/2009 $200.00

Ameristar – Kansas City Kansas City, MO 12/29/2009 $125.00

Ameristar – St. Charles St. Charles, MO 12/29/2009 $125.00

AT&T Missouri St. Louis, MO 12/22/2009 $200.00

MO Cable PAC Jeff City, MO 12/22/2009 $250.00

[emphasis added]

PACs, a few individuals, gaming, and a CPA(!). That’s the list of his contributors this past quarter in its entirety. Kind of has a grass rootsie feel to it, don’t you think? Not.

Let’s take a look at the report for the “Missouri Pathfinders” filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission today:

Detailed Summary of Expenditures And Contributions Made

Committe: MISSOURI PATHFINDERS

ReportDate: 1/15/2010

COMMITTEE TO ELECT TOM FLANIGAN CARTHAGE MO 12/30/2009 $1,500.00

CITIZENS FOR HOSKINS WARRENSBURG MO 12/30/2009 $1,000.00

[emphasis added]

Second place, again? And only among two?

And where do the “Missouri Pathfinders” get their money? Well, going back to 2009 some of it comes from PACs:

Detailed Summary of Contributions And Loans Received

Committee: MISSOURI PATHFINDERS

Report Date: 7/15/2009

SITEPAC ST. LOUIS MO 6/18/2009 $500.00

MCPAC ST. LOUIS MO 6/18/2009 $500.00

MISSOURI INDEPENDENT BANKERS ASSOC PAC LIBERTY mo 6/18/2009 $2,500.00

LONGTERM CARE LEADERSHIP JEFFERSON CITY, MO 4/3/2009 $2,500.00

Detailed Summary of Contributions And Loans Received

Committee: MISSOURI PATHFINDERS

Report Date: 4/15/2009

Gallagher Consultants llc Jefferson City, MO 3/30/2009 $500.00

GENERAL MOTORS PAC WASHINGTON, DC 3/31/2209 $500.00

MISSOURI INDEPENDENT BANKERS ASSOC PAC LIBERTY MO 3/31/2009 $2,500.00

I guess one could say they bank on it.

Bingo! $90,000 worth:

Detailed Summary of Contributions And Loans Received

Committee: MISSOURI PATHFINDERS

Report Date: 1/10/2009

Major Brands Inc. PAC Louis MO 11/13/2008 $5,000.00

RightCHOICE Managed Care Inc cincinnati OH 11/03/2008 $10,000.00

Holland Construction Swanesa IL 62226-1005 10/30/2008 $250.00

GRANDVIEW HEALTHCARE CENTER WASHINGTON MO 10/23/2008 $500.00

GREENE HAVEN SPRINGFIELD MO 10/23/2008 $500.00

HILLCREST CARE CENTER DESOTO MO 10/23/2008 $500.00

HILLVIEW NURING AND REHAB PLATTE CITY MO 10/23/2008 $500.00

JONESBURG NURING AND REHAB JONESBURG MO 10/23/2008 $500.00

LAKE VIKING HEALTH CARE GALLATIN MO 64640 10/23/2008 $500.00

LINCOLN COUNTY NURSING AND REHAB TROY MO 10/23/2008 $500.00

MALDEN NURSING CENTER MALDEN MO 10/23/2008 $500.00

MARIES MANOR VIENNA MO 65582 10/23/2008 $500.00

MARK TWAIN CARING CENTER POPLAR BLUFF MO 10/23/2008 $500.00

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS KANSAS CITY MO 10/23/2008 $4,500.00

HUNT MIDWEST ENTERPRISES KANSAS CITY MO 64161 10/23/2008 $2,500.00

ASA MIDWEST PAC ST LOUIS MO 63125 10/23/2008 $2,500.00

MCPAC ST. LOUIS MO 10/23/2008 $2,500.00

SITEPAC ST. LOUIS MO 10/23/2008 $2,500.00

GBC PROPERTIES LLC JEFFERSON CITY MO 10/23/2008 $2,500.00

PACE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY ST. LOUIS MO 10/23/2008 $100.00

KIRK WOOD EXCAVATING FENTON MO 10/23/2008 $100.00

HOETTE CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION HAZELWOOD MO 10/23/2008 $100.00

BRYNE & JONES CONSTRUCTION ST. LOUIS MO 10/23/2008 $200.00

CRI BUILDING SUPPLY CO ST. LOUIS MO 10/23/2008 $50.00

KAREN FOGARTY C HESTERFIELD MO 10/23/2008 $50.00

SCI ENGERING INC UNION MO 10/23/2008 $50.00

WALTER BAZAN ST. LOUIS MO 10/23/2008 $50.00

RICHARD STOCKENBERG CLAYTON MO 10/23/2008 $50.00

DAVID FINGERHUT CHESTERFIELD MO 10/23/2008 $1,500.00

GGNSC ADIMINSTRATIVE SERVICES LLC FORT SMITH AR 10/23/2008 $2,500.00

NATHAN ADAMS JEFFERSON CITY MO 10/23/2008 $2,000.00

Harrahs Operating Company Inc Cordova TN 10/20/2008 $5,000.00

Missouri Healthcare Assoc PAC Jefferson City MO 10/20/2008 $5,000.00

Dealer Interested in Government JEFFERSON CITY MO 10/17/2008 $7,500.00

FREEMAN PHYSICANS PAC JOPLIN MO 10/17/2008 $3,000.00

Blue cross blue Shield of KC PAC Kansas City MO 10/15/2008 $2,500.00

Missouri Soybean assn state PAC Jefferson City MO 10/15/2008 $10,000.00

Guarantee Electrical St. Louis MO 10/10/2008 $1,000.00

RP Lumber Edwardsville IL 10/10/2008 $1,000.00

Michael Decola Clayton MO 10/10/2008 $1,000.00

LB Eckelkamp Washington MO 10/10/2008 $1,000.00

James Castellano Town & County MO 10/10/2008 $1,000.00

MARK BURKHART ST LOUIS MO 10/10/2008 $1,000.00

Charles Lock St. Louis MO 10/10/2008 $1,000.00

Missouri Healthcare Assoc PAC Jefferson City MO 10/07/2008 $5,000.00

Harrahs Operating Company Inc Cordova TN 38016 10/07/2008 $1,000.00

Do you get the sense that someone is getting propped up?

“…Oooh, I get by with a little help from my friends…”

Hmmm. $5000.00 from his CPA PAC friends in the previous quarter and $1000.00 from the “pathfinder” folks here and we’re talking over one third of his cash on hand from two single sources. Now that ain’t exactly a grassroots firestorm, is it?