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This is an open seat race.

Previously:

Campaign Finance – July 2009: Alexia Norris (D) in the 30th Legislative District

30th Legislative District: Alexia Norris – October 2009 campaign finance report

30th Legislative District: January 2010 campaign finance reports

Lexi Norris, the Democratic Party candidate, filed her first quarter campaign finance report with the Missouri Ethics Commission on April 15th:

Detailed Summary of Committee Disclosure Report

Committe: COMMITTEE TO ELECT LEXI NORRIS

ReportDate:

1. TOTAL RECEIPTS FOR THIS ELECTION PREVIOUSLY REPORTED $25,553.92

2. ALL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD $5,940.00

9. TOTAL ALL RECEIPTS THIS ELECTION(SUM 1B + 7A – 8A) $32,124.27

15. TOTAL EXPENDITURES THIS ELECTION (SUM 10B + 14A) $2,491.82

28. MONEY ON HAND AT THE CLOSE OF THIS REPORTING PERIOD (SUM 25 + 26 – 27) $25,018.18

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

[emphasis added]

Good numbers and a low burn rate. Let’s take a look at where the money came from:

Detailed Summary of Contributions And Loans Received

Committee: COMMITTEE TO ELECT LEXI NORRIS

Report Date: 04/15/2010

Citizens for Stephen Webber Columbia, MO 02/09/2010 $300.00

Committee to Elect Bill Skaggs Gladstone, MO 03/23/2010 $500.00

Committee to Elect Trent Skaggs Kansas City, MO 03/29/2010 $500.00

People in politics, a healthy number of individual small dollar contributions, and a few attorneys.

The expenditures:

Detailed Summary of Expenditures And Contributions Made

Committe: COMMITTEE TO ELECT LEXI NORRIS

ReportDate: 04/15/2010

iPayment, Inc. Calabasas, CA 02/03/2010 Online fees $30.00

Staples Kansas City, MO 01/22/2010 Postage & Lit $54.38

Staples Kansas City, MO 03/03/2010 Lit $39.42

USPS Kansas City, MO 02/04/2010 Postage $198.00

USPS Kansas City, MO 03/03/2010 Postage $120.05

@dvocacy Washington, DC 01/03/2010 Online Consultation $112.75

ActBlue Cambridge, MA 03/31/2010 Online fees $42.28

Clay County Democratic Central Committee Kansas City, MO 03/22/2010 Contribution $135.00

iPayment, Inc. Calabasas, CA 01/08/2010 Online fees $87.78

Don’t you just love those low overhead Democratic campaigns?

The republican candidates, Nick Marshall, filed his first quarter campaign finance report with the Missouri Ethics Commission on April 15th:

Detailed Summary of Committee Disclosure Report

Committe: COMMITTEE TO ELECT NICK MARSHALL

ReportDate:

1. TOTAL RECEIPTS FOR THIS ELECTION PREVIOUSLY REPORTED $12,344.60

2. ALL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD $2,945.00

9. TOTAL ALL RECEIPTS THIS ELECTION(SUM 1B + 7A – 8A) $16,495.44

15. TOTAL EXPENDITURES THIS ELECTION (SUM 10B + 14A) $6,008.99

28. MONEY ON HAND AT THE CLOSE OF THIS REPORTING PERIOD (SUM 25 + 26 – 27) $11,684.42

35. TOTAL INDEBTEDNESS AT THE CLOSE OF THIS REPORTING PERIOD (SUM 29 + 30 + 31 – 32 – 33 – 34) $2,623.41

[emphasis added]

Check out that burn rate.

What is it with republican candidates and their significant in-kind contributions to their own campaigns?:

Detailed Summary of Contributions And Loans Received

Committee: COMMITTEE TO ELECT NICK MARSHALL

Report Date: 4/12/2010

Nick Marshall Parkville, MO Self 03/03/2010 5584.94 $7.52 In-Kind

[emphasis added]

What, do we sense some potential for padding the totals?

Well, the interesting stuff must be in the expenditures:

Detailed Summary of Expenditures And Contributions Made

Committe: COMMITTEE TO ELECT NICK MARSHALL

ReportDate: 4/12/2010

A. EXPENDITURES OF $100 OR LESS BY CATEGORY

Debit Card Fee $3.25

Candidate Filing Fee $50.00

PayPal Fee $0.45

Database access $40.00

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

USPS Antioch Station Kansas City, MO 02/17/2010 Postage $836.00

Office Depot Kansas City, MO 02/11/2010 Return Envelopes $300.88

Jabr Business Solutions LLC Davis, CA 02/09/2010 Web Page $350.00

Chappels Restaurant North Kansas City, MO 03/11/2010 Kick off Event Food & Beverage $348.22

Merchant Solutions Kansas City, MO 02/01/2010 Credit Card Merchant Acct $102.08

OfficeMax Kansas City, MO 01/18/2010 Cardstock & Calendar $37.59

OfficeMax Kansas City, MO 02/06/2010 paper, envelopes, pens $239.28

OfficeMax Kansas City, MO 02/06/2010 Envelopes $35.25

OfficeMax Kansas City, MO 03/17/2010 Tape $17.38

Office Depot Kansas City, MO 02/06/2010 Toner & Paper $402.36

Office Depot Kansas City, MO 02/23/2010 Paper $22.75

Office Depot Kansas City, MO 02/28/2010 Paper $22.75

Office Depot Kansas City, MO 03/06/2010 Paper & Supplies $106.27

Office Depot Kansas City, MO 03/11/2010 Pens & Name Tags $23.42

Office Depot Kansas City, MO 03/14/2010 Postage & Envelopes $60.26

Sam’s Club Kansas City, MO 02/15/2010 Cardstock $36.86

Sam’s Club Kansas City, MO 03/20/2010 Food & Beverage $120.10

The UPS Store Kansas City, MO 02/17/2010 Copies $122.53

The UPS Store Kansas City, MO 03/10/2010 Copies $15.59

Merchant Solutions Kansas City, MO 03/08/2010 Credit Card Merchant Acct $15.00

Antioch Printing Kansas City, MO 03/19/2010 Printing Cards, hangers, Magnet $2,623.41 Incurred

I half expected to see an expenditure for “rock, paper, scissors”.

It appears that Sherri Plunkett (r) didn’t file to run, and she has liquidated her campaign assets.

Aw, I really wanted a primary where we could watch the republican candidates try to outrightwingnut each other and we could hurl witticisms like, “pass the popcorn.”

I wonder if Nick Marshall (r) printed all those door hangers for a potential primary campaign? That would be an awful waste now, wouldn’t it?