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There are three candidates in the 122nd legislative District race, two Democrats and one birther/tenther right wingnut republican incumbent.

State Representative – District 122

Democrat

GARY GRIGSBY HIGGINSVILLE MO 799 2/23/2010

HOLMES OSBORNE ODESSA MO 3/1/2010

Republican

MIKE MCGHEE ODESSA MO 583 2/23/2010

The first of two Democratic Party challengers (in alphabetical order), Gary Grigsby, filed his first quarter campaign finance report with the Missouri Ethics Commission on April 15th:

Detailed Summary of Committee Disclosure Report

Committe: GRIGSBY FOR MISSOURI REP

ReportDate:

1. TOTAL RECEIPTS FOR THIS ELECTION PREVIOUSLY REPORTED $561.00

2. ALL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD $4,595.00

9. TOTAL ALL RECEIPTS THIS ELECTION(SUM 1B + 7A – 8A) $5,156.00

15. TOTAL EXPENDITURES THIS ELECTION (SUM 10B + 14A) $654.14

28. MONEY ON HAND AT THE CLOSE OF THIS REPORTING PERIOD (SUM 25 + 26 – 27) $4,501.86

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

[emphasis added]

Okay, that’s a decent fundraising quarter, and much better than the previous one.

Let’s see where the money came from:

Detailed Summary of Contributions And Loans Received

Committee: GRIGSBY FOR MISSOURI REP

Report Date: 4/15/2010

Michael Bersin & Joan Ferguson Warrensburg, MO 02/18/2010 $25.00

4th Congressional District Democratic Committee Gravois Mills, MO 01/23/2010 $900.00

Johnson County Democratic Central Committee Warrensburg, MO 02/25/2010 $300.00

Clark & Tavia Hunt Dallas, TX 03/12/2010 $1,000.00

[emphasis added]

Yeah, those bloggers are big spenders. (Disclosure: I’ve known Gary Grigsby for twenty years. The two of us ran a mom and pop political polling operation in the 90s.) There are additional contributions from a few party committees and a bunch of small dollar contributions from individuals.

The expenditures:

Detailed Summary of Expenditures And Contributions Made

Committe: GRIGSBY FOR MISSOURI REP

ReportDate: 4/15/2010

A. EXPENDITURES OF $100 OR LESS BY CATEGORY

Postmaster – Postage $52.80

Filing Fee $50.00

Cass Co. Dem. Central Committee $50.00

JoCo Dem. Central Committee $50.00

ActBlue Missouri $3.95

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

Lettercraft Printing & Graphics Lee’s Summit, MO 01/20/2010 Campaign Envelopes $220.58

Heroes Restaurant Warrensburg, MO 02/18/2010 Reception $226.81

Fundraising!

The second of two Democratic Party candidates, Holmes Osborne, filed his first quarter campaign finance report with the Missouri Ethics Commission on April 9th:

Detailed Summary of Committee Disclosure Report

Committe: OSBORNE FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE

ReportDate:

1. TOTAL RECEIPTS FOR THIS ELECTION PREVIOUSLY REPORTED $0.00

2. ALL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD $2,485.00

9. TOTAL ALL RECEIPTS THIS ELECTION(SUM 1B + 7A – 8A) $2,485.00

15. TOTAL EXPENDITURES THIS ELECTION (SUM 10B + 14A) $981.57

28. MONEY ON HAND AT THE CLOSE OF THIS REPORTING PERIOD (SUM 25 + 26 – 27) $1,503.43

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

[emphasis added]

Okay. Let’s see where the money came from:

Detailed Summary of Contributions And Loans Received

Committee: OSBORNE FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE

Report Date: 4/9/2010

Holmes and Candace Osborne Bates City, MO 03/05/2010 $300.00

Paul Bennett Lakewood, CA AT&T 03/27/2010 $500.00

12. TOTAL ANONYMOUS CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED FROM PERSONS GIVING $25 OR LESS $25.00

13. TOTAL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED FROM PERSONS GIVING $100 OR LESS $160.00

Individual contributions, no party committees, and no organizations.

The expenditures:

Detailed Summary of Expenditures And Contributions Made

Committe: OSBORNE FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE

ReportDate: 4/9/2010

A. EXPENDITURES OF $100 OR LESS BY CATEGORY

Check Printing $19.95

County Clerk $54.47

Priting $69.00

Newspaper Subscriptions $66.39

Advertising $67.50

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

Visionary Marketing Plano , TX 03/22/2010 Printing $507.26

Campaign Secrets 03/31/2010 Web site $197.00

Fundraising?

Mike McGhee, the republican incumbent, filed his first quarter campaign finance report with the Missouri Ethics Commission on April 15th:

Detailed Summary of Committee Disclosure Report

Committe: CITIZENS TO RE-ELECT MIKE MCGHEE

ReportDate:

1. TOTAL RECEIPTS FOR THIS ELECTION PREVIOUSLY REPORTED $8,680.00

2. ALL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD $5,450.00

9. TOTAL ALL RECEIPTS THIS ELECTION(SUM 1B + 7A – 8A) $14,130.00

15. TOTAL EXPENDITURES THIS ELECTION (SUM 10B + 14A) $5,204.42

28. MONEY ON HAND AT THE CLOSE OF THIS REPORTING PERIOD (SUM 25 + 26 – 27) $8,072.36

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

[emphasis added.

Okay, that’s some burn rate – and he doesn’t have a primary.

Let’s take a look at where the money came from:

Detailed Summary of Contributions And Loans Received

Committee: CITIZENS TO RE-ELECT MIKE MCGHEE

Report Date: 4/15/2010

Imagine Schools-Missouri Region St. Louis, MO 3/27/2010 $5,000.00

You’ve got to be kidding me – $450.00 in individual contributions and $5000.00 from a charter school special interest. Oh, joy. That’s real grassrootsie, isn’t it?

The expenditures:

Detailed Summary of Expenditures And Contributions Made

Committe: CITIZENS TO RE-ELECT MIKE MCGHEE

ReportDate: 4/15/2010

A. EXPENDITURES OF $100 OR LESS BY CATEGORY

Meals $143.14

Advertising $186.00

Filing Fee $50.00

Sponsorship $75.00

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

Higginsville Chamber of Commerce Higginsville, MO 1/23/2010 Advertising/Dinner $200.00

Higginsville Rotary Higginsville, MO 1/29/2010 Advertising/Dinner $375.00

Higginsville Rotary Higginsville, MO 2/13/2010 $125.00

Johnson Co. Republican Central Committee Johnson Co. MO 2/23/2010 Advertising $100.00

Lafayette Co. Central Committee Lafayette Co., MO 3/1/2010 Advertising/Dinner $200.00

Three Trails Winery Lexington, MO 1/16/2010 Appreciation Dinner $140.00

R & R Buttons Pleasant Hill, MO 3/1/2010 T-Shirts $259.14

Food! Ads! T-shirts! Ah, old school political consumption of food seems to be important to Mike McGhee’s reelection campaign. Burp.