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One Democrat, three republicans and one member of the Constitution Party have filed for the open seat in the 48th Legislative District located in Jackson County.

State Representative – District 48

Democrat

GAVIN FLETCHALL KANSAS CITY MO 100 2/23/2010

Republican

GARY CROSS LEES SUMMIT MO 399 2/23/2010

BOB GOUGH LEES SUMMIT MO 615 2/23/2010

PAM OSGOOD LEES SUMMIT MO 3/29/2010

Constitution

NATHAN EATON LEES SUMMIT MO 313 2/23/2010

Democratic Party candidate Gavin Fletchall filed his first quarter campaign finance report with the Missouri Ethics Commission on April 15th:

Detailed Summary of Committee Disclosure Report

Committe: CITIZENS FOR FLETCHALL

ReportDate:

1. TOTAL RECEIPTS FOR THIS ELECTION PREVIOUSLY REPORTED $5,422.30

2. ALL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD $1,605.00

9. TOTAL ALL RECEIPTS THIS ELECTION(SUM 1B + 7A – 8A) $8,429.27

15. TOTAL EXPENDITURES THIS ELECTION (SUM 10B + 14A) $1,363.28

28. MONEY ON HAND AT THE CLOSE OF THIS REPORTING PERIOD (SUM 25 + 26 – 27) $590.21

[emphasis added]

Okay. Aha, there was an in-kind contribution of $2,900.00 in the January 2010 campaign finance report.

Let’s take a look at some of the contributions:

Detailed Summary of Contributions And Loans Received

Committee: CITIZENS FOR FLETCHALL

Report Date: 4/14/2010

Greg Corwin Kansas City, MO Self Employed 03/31/2010 $1,400.00 In-Kind

9. AMOUNT OF ITEM 8 THAT WAS RECEIVED AS MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS $1,605.00

10. AMOUNT OF ITEM 8 THAT WAS RECEIVED AS IN-KIND CONTRIBUTIONS $1,400.00

[emphasis added]

And the expenditures:

Detailed Summary of Expenditures And Contributions Made

Committe: CITIZENS FOR FLETCHALL

ReportDate: 4/14/2010

A. EXPENDITURES OF $100 OR LESS BY CATEGORY

Campaign Phone AT&T $51.41

Office suplies $23.87

Campaign Phone AT&T $56.00

Gas For trip to Jeff City $35.32

Campaign Lunch $6.99

filing fee $50.00

Fundraising Expence $41.12

Fundraising ActBlue $19.96

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

USPS Raytown RD Kansas City MO 02/11/2010 $132.00

USPS Raytown RD Kansas City MO 01/26/2010 $176.00

The first of the republican candidates (in alphabetical order), Gary Cross, filed his amended first quarter campaign finance report with the Missouri Ethics Commission on April 12th:

Detailed Summary of Committee Disclosure Report

Committe: CITIZENS FOR GARY CROSS

ReportDate:

1. TOTAL RECEIPTS FOR THIS ELECTION PREVIOUSLY REPORTED $0.00

2. ALL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD $3,095.00

15. TOTAL EXPENDITURES THIS ELECTION (SUM 10B + 14A) $397.64

28. MONEY ON HAND AT THE CLOSE OF THIS REPORTING PERIOD (SUM 25 + 26 – 27) $2,697.36

[emphasis added]

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

Detailed Summary of Contributions And Loans Received

Committee: CITIZENS FOR GARY CROSS

Report Date: 4/9/2010

David A Cross & Arta M Cross Lee’s Summit, Mo Dave Cross Motors Inc 03/26/2010 $1,000.00

MINK INC Overland Park, KS 03/26/2010 $100.00

12. TOTAL ANONYMOUS CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED FROM PERSONS GIVING $25 OR LESS $75.00

13. TOTAL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED FROM PERSONS GIVING $100 OR LESS $70.00

[emphasis added]

Cars!

And the expenditures:

Detailed Summary of Expenditures And Contributions Made

Committe: CITIZENS FOR GARY CROSS

ReportDate: 4/9/2010

A. EXPENDITURES OF $100 OR LESS BY CATEGORY

Office Depot $15.51

Office Depot $13.02

Jackson County Election Board $23.18

Office Depot $17.37

UPS Store $64.56

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

Lee’Summit Post Office Lee’s Summit MO 03/16/2010 Postage Stamps $132.00

Lee’s Summit Post Office Lee’s Summit Mo 03/20/2010 Postage Stamps $132.00

The second of the three republican candidates (in alphabetical order), Bob Gough, filed his amended first quarter campaign campaign finance report with the Missouri Ethics Commission on April 12th:

Detailed Summary of Committee Disclosure Report

Committe: BOB GOUGH FOR STATE REP

ReportDate:

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1. TOTAL RECEIPTS FOR THIS ELECTION PREVIOUSLY REPORTED $0.00

2. ALL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD $50.17

3. ALL LOANS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD $15,100.00

9. TOTAL ALL RECEIPTS THIS ELECTION(SUM 1B + 7A – 8A) $15,150.17

15. TOTAL EXPENDITURES THIS ELECTION (SUM 10B + 14A) $19.90

28. MONEY ON HAND AT THE CLOSE OF THIS REPORTING PERIOD (SUM 25 + 26 – 27) $15,080.27

35. TOTAL INDEBTEDNESS AT THE CLOSE OF THIS REPORTING PERIOD (SUM 29 + 30 + 31 – 32 – 33 – 34) $15,100.00

[emphasis added]

Okay, the contributions are gonna be really interesting:

Detailed Summary of Contributions And Loans Received

Committee: BOB GOUGH FOR STATE REP

Report Date: 4/6/2010

NO ITEMIZED CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED

13. TOTAL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED FROM PERSONS GIVING $100 OR LESS $50.17

C. LOANS RECEIVED

Bob Gough Lee’s Summit, MO 64081 02/25/2010 $100.00

Bob Gough Lee’s Summit MO. 64081 03/08/2010 $15,000.00

I’m curious about those seventeen cents.

The expenditures:

Detailed Summary of Expenditures And Contributions Made

Committe: BOB GOUGH FOR STATE REP

ReportDate: 4/6/2010

A. EXPENDITURES OF $100 OR LESS BY CATEGORY

Printing $9.95

Web Hosting $9.95

C. MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS MADE (REGARDLESS OF AMOUNT)

Missouri Republican Party Jefferson City, MO 02/23/201 $50.00

Low overhead.

The third of the republican candidates (in alphabetical order), Pam Osgood, filed her statement of committee organization [pdf] with the Missouri Ethics Commission on April 16th.

The Constitution Party candidate, Nathan Eaton, filed his first quarter campaign finance report with the Missouri Ethics Commission on April 12th. His campaign committee is titled “Nathan Eaton for Liberty,” which is somewhat confusing because he’s from Lee’s Summit. Oh, I get it, he’s one of those teabaggers:

Detailed Summary of Committee Disclosure Report

Committe: NATHAN EATON FOR LIBERTY

ReportDate:

RECEIPTS

1. TOTAL RECEIPTS FOR THIS ELECTION PREVIOUSLY REPORTED $0.00

2. ALL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD $20.00

15. TOTAL EXPENDITURES THIS ELECTION (SUM 10B + 14A) $13.00

28. MONEY ON HAND AT THE CLOSE OF THIS REPORTING PERIOD (SUM 25 + 26 – 27) $7.00

[emphasis added]

Just out of curiosity, let’s take a look at the contribution:

Detailed Summary of Contributions And Loans Received

Committee: NATHAN EATON FOR LIBERTY

Report Date: 4/7/2010

13. TOTAL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED FROM PERSONS GIVING $100 OR LESS $20.00

[emphasis added]

Well, it could be contributions.

Let’s look at the expenditure:

Detailed Summary of Expenditures And Contributions Made

Committe: NATHAN EATON FOR LIBERTY

ReportDa
te: 4/7/2010

A. EXPENDITURES OF $100 OR LESS BY CATEGORY

Committee Checks for spending purposes $13.00

Hope springs eternal!

Could the 48th Legislative District race be the lowest dollar race in the state? We’ll keep looking.