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Incumbent Representative Luke Scavuzzo (D-124) has two challengers (and no primary opponent) for the November 2010 election – a republican and someone from the Constitution Party.

August 2010 Primary Election

State Representative – District 124

Democrat

LUKE SCAVUZZO HARRISONVILLE MO 396 2/23/2010

Republican

RICK BRATTIN HARRISONVILLE MO 737 2/23/2010

Constitution

KENT COGAN HARRISONVILLE MO 263 2/23/2010

It’s that time again. Quarterly campaign finance reports are due in this week at the Missouri Ethics Commission.

Challenger Rick Brattin (r) filed his first quarter 2010 report on April 8th:

Detailed Summary of Committee Disclosure Report

Committe: FRIENDS OF RICK BRATTIN

ReportDate:

1. TOTAL RECEIPTS FOR THIS ELECTION PREVIOUSLY REPORTED $0.00

2. ALL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD $2,019.92

15. TOTAL EXPENDITURES THIS ELECTION (SUM 10B + 14A) $68.00

25. MONEY ON HAND AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS REPORTING PERIOD (INCLUDING FUNDS IN DEPOSITORY, CASH, SAVINGS ACCOUNTS AND ALL OTHER INVESTMENTS) $90.16

26. MONETARY RECEIPTS THIS PERIOD (FROM ITEM 5) $2,019.92

27. MONETARY DISBURSEMENTS MADE THIS PERIOD (SUM 11 + 17 + 24) $68.00

28. MONEY ON HAND AT THE CLOSE OF THIS REPORTING PERIOD (SUM 25 + 26 – 27) $2,042.08

[emphasis added]

And where did the money come from?:

Detailed Summary of Contributions And Loans Received

Committee: FRIENDS OF RICK BRATTIN

Report Date: 4/5/2010

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

James Reese kansas city MO N/A 03/13/2010 $420.00

Rick & Edie Brattin Lee’s summit mo N/A 03/13/2010 $120.00

Fred & Vick Sheets Greenwood mo houses by FA Sheets 03/13/2010 $125.00

Darryll Janes Lee;s summit mo mortage company 03/13/2010 $120.00

( 8. TOTAL: ITEMIZED CONTRIBUTIONS THIS PERIOD : $785.00 )

9. AMOUNT OF ITEM 8 THAT WAS RECEIVED AS MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS $785.00

10. AMOUNT OF ITEM 8 THAT WAS RECEIVED AS IN-KIND CONTRIBUTIONS $0.00

B. NON-ITEMIZED CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED

11. TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED AT FUND-RAISERS AS REPORTED IN LINE 8 ON FORM CD 1A $1,138.12

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

13. TOTAL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED FROM PERSONS GIVING $100 OR LESS $96.80

14. TOTAL IN-KIND CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED FROM PERSONS (NOT COMMITTEES) GIVING $100 OR LESS $0.00

C. LOANS RECEIVED

NO LOANS RECEIVED

21. TOTAL:  ALL IN-KIND CONTRIBUTIONS (SUM 10 + 14) $0.00

22. TOTAL:  ALL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS (SUM 9, 11, 12 & 13) $2,019.92

23. MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS AND LOANS RECEIVED REQUIRING A RECORD OF NAME AND ADDRESS (SUM 9, 13 & 20) $881.80

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Okay, let’s take a look at that fundraiser:

Detailed Summary of Fund-Raising Statement

Committe:

ReportDate: 03/13/2010

STATEMENT OF FUND-RAISING ACTIVITY OR EVENT

1. NAME AND ADDRESS OF CANDIDATE OR COMMITTEE FOR WHOM FUNDS WERE RAISED firends of rick brattin

3. DESCRIPTION OF ACTIVITY OR EVENT AND FUND-RAISING METHODS USED texas holdem

4. DATE OF ACTIVITY OR EVENT 03/13/2010

5. NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS 28

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 $1,923.12

10. GROSS RECEIPTS FROM ACTIVITY OR EVENT (SUM 8 AND 9) $1,923.12

11. EXPLAIN WHY NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF PERSONS CONTRIBUTING $25 OR LESS COULD NOT BE OBTAINED

12. INDIVIDUAL EXPENDITURES MADE FOR ACTIVITY OR EVENT 13. AMOUNT

poker chips $43.66

(14. TOTAL EXPENDITURES MADE FOR ACTIVITY OR EVENT: $43.66 )

I’m shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!

Expenditures?:

Detailed Summary of Expenditures And Contributions Made

Committe: FRIENDS OF RICK BRATTIN

ReportDate: 4/5/2010

A. EXPENDITURES OF $100 OR LESS BY CATEGORY

brochures $68.00

Brochures and poker chips!

As of today the Constitution Party candidate hasn’t filed a campaign finance report with the Missouri Ethics Commission.

Luke Scavuzzo (D) filed his first quarter 2010 report on April 9th:

Detailed Summary of Committee Disclosure Report

Committe: SCAVUZZO FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE

ReportDate:

1. TOTAL RECEIPTS FOR THIS ELECTION PREVIOUSLY REPORTED $20,564.00

2. ALL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD $8,470.00

10. TOTAL EXPENDITURES FOR THIS ELECTION PREVIOUSLY REPORTED $9,446.43

11. EXPENDITURES MADE BY CASH OR CHECK THIS PERIOD $2,950.63

28. MONEY ON HAND AT THE CLOSE OF THIS REPORTING PERIOD (SUM 25 + 26 – 27) $20,591.30

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And where did the money come from?:

Detailed Summary of Contributions And Loans Received

Committee: SCAVUZZO FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE

Report Date: 4/9/2010

Committe to Elect Jeff Roorda Barnhart, Mo. 01/26/2010 $250.00

Carpenters for Sound Legislation Jefferson City, Mo. 01/26/2010 $200.00

Friends of Fallert Ste. Genevieve, Mo. 01/26/2010 $150.00

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers & Trainmen Liberty, Mo. PAC 01/26/2010 $250.00

Teamsters Local Union 41 Kansas City, MO. 03/26/2010 $500.00

Pipefitters Local Union 533 Kansas City, Mo. 03/26/2010 $500.00

Jake Hummel Campaign Fund St. Louis, MO. 01/26/2010 $100.00

Kuessner Committee Eminence, MO. 2/10/2010 $300.00

UP Railroad Co. Jefferson City, Mo. 03/19/2010 $400.00

Teamsters Local 541 Kansas City, Mo. 03/26/2010 $250.00

13. TOTAL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED FROM PERSONS GIVING $100 OR LESS $2,905.00

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Individuals, working people (organized labor!), and a few other office holders. Trains!

And expenditures?:

Detailed Summary of Expenditures And Contributions Made

Committe: SCAVUZZO FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE

ReportDate: 4/9/2010

Kring Associates Mission, KS. 01/09/2010 web site maint. $106.50

Paddy Malones Jefferson City, Mo. 01/20/2010 room rental & food $200.00

Cass County Publishing Co. Harrisonville, Mo. 02/05/2010 ad $175.00

Debbie Lehr Harrisonville, Mo. 03/14/2010 reimbursment for postage and supplies $788.88

Harrisonville Community Center Harrisonville, Mo. 03/15/2010 room rental $275.00

Costco Independence, Mo. 03/23/2010 fundraising supplies $217.53

V.F.W. Harrisonville, Mo. 03/24/2010 room rental $200.00

Cass Gazette Belton, Mo. 03/26/2010 printing $603.90

Ah, fundraising (there were two fundraising events this quarter).

What’s this? There’s another candidate committee in the 124th Legislative District? Could it be…

COMMITTEE: MECID:C001197  

FRIENDS OF VICKY HARTZLER

OFFICE SOUGHT:  STATE REPRESENTATIVEDISTRICT 124 –

Date of Election:8/3/2010

Political Party:REPUBLICAN

Vicky Hartzler (yes, that Vicky Hartzler, running for Congress in the 4th District) filed a report on April 8th:

Detailed Summary of Committee Disclosure Report

Committe: FRIENDS OF VICKY HARTZLER

ReportDate:

1. TOTAL RECEIPTS FOR THIS ELECTION PREVIOUSLY REPORTED $1,768.00

2. ALL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD $0.00

3. ALL LOANS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD $0.00

4. MISCELLANEOUS RECEIPTS THIS PERIOD $511.00

11. EXPENDITURES MADE BY CASH OR CHECK THIS PERIOD $436.00

28. MONEY ON HAND AT THE CLOSE OF THIS REPORTING PERIOD (SUM 25 + 26 – 27) $277.58

Committe: FRIENDS OF VICKY HARTZLER

Miscellaneous receipts were voided checks issued last quarter.

Detailed Summary of Expenditures And Contributions Made

Committe: FRIENDS OF VICKY HARTZLER

ReportDate: 4/8/2010

A. EXPENDITURES OF $100 OR LESS BY CATEGORY

Missouri 2009 Taxes $46.00

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

Financial Agent/Community Bank Harrisonville, MO 03/02/2010 Federal 2009 Taxes $254.00

Linda Floyd Harrisonville, MO 03/05/2010 Contribution refund $136.00

Wouldn’t it be easier to close the committee and contribute the remaining money to charity? Just asking.

Hmmm. Sort of like your appendix, completely useless, but if it gets inflamed it’s a pain in your…..side.