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There are three candidates running in the 120th Legislative District – a Democratic Party challenger, a republican incumbent, and a Constitution Party challenger:

State Representative – District 120

Democrat

ZACHARIAH (ZAC) A MAGGI CLINTON MO 630 2/23/2010

Republican

SCOTT N LARGENT CLINTON MO 442 2/23/2010

Constitution

RICHARD HOXSEY BUTLER MO 387 2/23/2010

Zac Maggi, the Democratic Party candidate, filed his first quarter campaign finance report with the Missouri Ethics Commission on April 14th:

Detailed Summary of Committee Disclosure Report

Committe: MAGGI FOR STATE REPRESENATIIVE

ReportDate:

1. TOTAL RECEIPTS FOR THIS ELECTION PREVIOUSLY REPORTED $7,870.00

2. ALL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD $1,025.00

9. TOTAL ALL RECEIPTS THIS ELECTION(SUM 1B + 7A – 8A) $9,235.00

15. TOTAL EXPENDITURES THIS ELECTION (SUM 10B + 14A) $4,161.40

28. MONEY ON HAND AT THE CLOSE OF THIS REPORTING PERIOD (SUM 25 + 26 – 27) $5,073.60

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

[emphasis added]

Not a huge quarter, but decent cash on hand. Let’s take a look at contributions:

Detailed Summary of Contributions And Loans Received

Committee: MAGGI FOR STATE REPRESENATIIVE

Report Date: 4/1/2010

9. AMOUNT OF ITEM 8 THAT WAS RECEIVED AS MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS $1,025.00

11. TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED AT FUND-RAISERS AS REPORTED IN LINE 8 ON FORM CD 1A $340.00

Well, contributions from individuals (a few attorneys) and no PACs or institutions.

Expenditures:

Detailed Summary of Expenditures And Contributions Made

Committe: MAGGI FOR STATE REPRESENATIIVE

ReportDate: 4/1/2010

A. EXPENDITURES OF $100 OR LESS BY CATEGORY

Advertising $65.77

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

Letter Craft 01/15/2010 Remit Envelopes $247.48

Strike Zone Bowling Alley Clinton, MO 01/21/2010 Fundraiser $500.00

Clinton Post Office Clinton, MO 01/22/2010 $122.58

Minuteman Press St. Charles, MO 03/08/2010 Envelopes and Letterhead $373.54

Boy Scouts Of America Troop 225 Clinton, MO 01/18/2010 Donation $150.00

Ah, fundraising.

The incumbent, Scott Largent (r), filed his first quarter campaign finance report with the Missouri Ethics Commission on April 9th:

Detailed Summary of Committee Disclosure Report

Committe: CITZENS FOR LARGENT

ReportDate:

1. TOTAL RECEIPTS FOR THIS ELECTION PREVIOUSLY REPORTED $17,895.78

2. ALL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD $4,650.00

9. TOTAL ALL RECEIPTS THIS ELECTION(SUM 1B + 7A – 8A) $22,545.78

15. TOTAL EXPENDITURES THIS ELECTION (SUM 10B + 14A) $4,395.68

28. MONEY ON HAND AT THE CLOSE OF THIS REPORTING PERIOD (SUM 25 + 26 – 27) $17,870.14

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

[emphasis added]

Ah, the power of republican incumbency? let’s take a look at where the money came from:

Detailed Summary of Contributions And Loans Received

Committee: CITZENS FOR LARGENT

Report Date: 3/31/2010

RIGHT CHOICE MANAGED CARE INC CINCINNATI, OHIO 01/31/2010 $500.00

UP RAILROAD 02/15/2010 $500.00

SERVEPRO CLINTON, MO 03/31/2010 $3,000.00

11. TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED AT FUND-RAISERS AS REPORTED IN LINE 8 ON FORM CD 1A $0.00

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

13. TOTAL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED FROM PERSONS GIVING $100 OR LESS $0.00

[emphasis added]

What is it with republican incumbents and large contributions on the last day of the quarter propping up their fundraising numbers? Just asking. Not very grassrootsie, is it? Take away that single $3,000.00 contribution and the two major party candidates had similar fundraising quarters.

Let’s take a look at the expenditures:

Detailed Summary of Expenditures And Contributions Made

Committe: CITZENS FOR LARGENT

ReportDate: 3/31/2010

A. EXPENDITURES OF $100 OR LESS BY CATEGORY

CLINTON FLOWER SHOP SUPPLIES $37.62

What, no t-shirts?

The Constitution Party candidate, Richard Hoxsey, filed his first quarter campaign finance report with the Missouri Ethics Commission on April 14th. In a break with tradition for third party candidacies intended as a futile gesture, he actually filed a full report instead of a waiver:

Detailed Summary of Committee Disclosure Report

Committe: RICHARD HOXSEY CANDIDATE FOR STATE REP 120TH

ReportDate:

1. TOTAL RECEIPTS FOR THIS ELECTION PREVIOUSLY REPORTED $0.00

2. ALL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD $200.00

15. TOTAL EXPENDITURES THIS ELECTION (SUM 10B + 14A) $103.46

28. MONEY ON HAND AT THE CLOSE OF THIS REPORTING PERIOD (SUM 25 + 26 – 27) $96.54

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

[emphasis added]

There’s no where to go but up.

Let’s guess where the money came from, shall we?:

Detailed Summary of Contributions And Loans Received

Committee: RICHARD HOXSEY CANDIDATE FOR STATE REP 120TH

Report Date: 4/13/2010

Richard Hoxsey Butler MO 03/03/2010 $200.00

Yep, you’ve got to admire his spunk.

The expenditures:

Detailed Summary of Expenditures And Contributions Made

Committe: RICHARD HOXSEY CANDIDATE FOR STATE REP 120TH

ReportDate: 4/13/2010

A. EXPENDITURES OF $100 OR LESS BY CATEGORY

Office Supply $65.47

Office Supply $37.99

The money game in this district has always been bizarre. The race is gonna be won or lost on the ground – whoever hits the most doors and makes the best one on one contact.