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There is one Democratic Party candidate, three republicans and one Constitution Party candidate in the open seat race in 116th Legislative District (Pettis, Benton, Morgan counties). The republican incumbent is term limited out.

State Representative – District 116

Democrat

MIKE STEVENSON WARSAW MO 2/24/2010

Republican

WANDA BROWN LINCOLN MO 60 2/23/2010

MARLIN HAMMOND LINCOLN MO 158 2/23/2010

BILL JOHNSON SUNRISE BEACH MO 3/23/2010

Constitution

RAY HERRON WARSAW MO 717 2/23/2010

The Democratic Party candidate, Mike Stevenson, 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 STEVENSON

ReportDate:

1. TOTAL RECEIPTS FOR THIS ELECTION PREVIOUSLY REPORTED $13,394.00

2. ALL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD $5,620.00

9. TOTAL ALL RECEIPTS THIS ELECTION(SUM 1B + 7A – 8A) $19,014.00

15. TOTAL EXPENDITURES THIS ELECTION (SUM 10B + 14A) $2,797.90

28. MONEY ON HAND AT THE CLOSE OF THIS REPORTING PERIOD (SUM 25 + 26 – 27) $17,026.06

[emphasis added]

Well, those are healthy numbers and a low burn rate. It’s nice to not have a primary. And where did the contributions come from?:

Detailed Summary of Contributions And Loans Received

Committee: COMMITTEE TO ELECT STEVENSON

Report Date: 4/15/2010

Missouri Council of School Administrators Jefferson City, MO 01/29/2010 $150.00

IUPAT Washington, D.C. 03/09/2010 $500.00

Local 124 Voluntary Political Fund Kansas City, Mo 02/07/2010 $250.00

Missouri Consultants for Education Glencoe, Mo 02/15/2010 $100.00

Central Missouri Blue Collar Workers Kansas City, Mo 02/17/2010 $500.00

A lot of small dollar contributors, organized labor (working people!), and education organizations.

The expenditures:

Detailed Summary of Expenditures And Contributions Made

Committe: COMMITTEE TO ELECT STEVENSON

ReportDate: 4/15/2010

A. EXPENDITURES OF $100 OR LESS BY CATEGORY

Act Blue – Processing Fee $7.90

USPS – Postage $44.00

Staples – Office Supplies $35.50

Truman Hotel – Room $60.90

MDP – Filing Fee $50.00

USPS – Postage $88.00

Midland Printing – Business Cards $96.84

USPS – Postage $44.00

Constant Contact – Email Communication $30.00

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

Mike Stevenson Warsaw MO 03/29/2010 $258.00

The first of three republican candidates (in alphabetical order), Wanda Brown, filed her first quarter campaign finance report with the Missouri Ethics Commission on April 16th:

Detailed Summary of Committee Disclosure Report

Committe: FRIENDS OF WANDA BROWN

ReportDate:

RECEIPTS

1. TOTAL RECEIPTS FOR THIS ELECTION PREVIOUSLY REPORTED $9,946.20

2. ALL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD $6,753.68

3. ALL LOANS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD $4,000.00

9. TOTAL ALL RECEIPTS THIS ELECTION(SUM 1B + 7A – 8A) $24,365.73

15. TOTAL EXPENDITURES THIS ELECTION (SUM 10B + 14A) $3,814.77

28. MONEY ON HAND AT THE CLOSE OF THIS REPORTING PERIOD (SUM 25 + 26 – 27) $17,384.91

35. TOTAL INDEBTEDNESS AT THE CLOSE OF THIS REPORTING PERIOD (SUM 29 + 30 + 31 – 32 – 33 – 34) $9,000.00

Decent numbers from previous quarter(s) and a good fundraising quarter plus hefty loans equals decent cash on hand.

Uh, wasn’t this report due on April 15th?

Let’s look at the contributions:

Nicole Brown Jefferson City, MO Legislative Assistant 03/30/2010 $2,750.00 In-Kind

Wanda Brown Lincoln, MO Self-employed 02/01/2010

$111.70 In-Kind

Wanda Brown Lincoln, MO Self-employed 01/14/2010 $101.35 In-Kind

Wanda Brown Lincoln, MO Self-employed 02/15/2010 $19.38 In-Kind

Wanda Brown Lincoln, MO Self-employed 01/15/2010 $19.12 In-Kind

Wanda Brown Lincoln, MO Self-employed 01/15/2010 $45.50 In-Kind

Western Missouri Shooters Alliance Kansas City, MO 02/16/2010 $150.00

USA Tank Sales & Erection Co., Inc. Seneca, MO 03/30/2010 $2,000.00

9. AMOUNT OF ITEM 8 THAT WAS RECEIVED AS MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS $6,163.68

10. AMOUNT OF ITEM 8 THAT WAS RECEIVED AS IN-KIND CONTRIBUTIONS $3,665.85

13. TOTAL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED FROM PERSONS GIVING $100 OR LESS $590.00

[emphasis added]

Ah, yes, those impressive “in-kind” numbers for republican candidates. And a number of small dollar contributions.

The expenditures:

Detailed Summary of Expenditures And Contributions Made

Committe: FRIENDS OF WANDA BROWN

ReportDate: 4/15/2010

A. EXPENDITURES OF $100 OR LESS BY CATEGORY

Filing Fee $50.00

Banners $100.00

Donation to Relay for Life $25.00

Postage $44.00

Advertising $94.00

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

Alysha Nycum Cole Camp MO 02/24/2010 Bldg Rental $600.00

Rebecca Wright Versailles MO 03/01/2010 Photos

$225.00

CDI Screenprinting Versailles MO 03/18/2010 Pushcards $308.57

CDI Screenprinting Versailles MO 03/25/2010 Pushcards $308.57

USPS Warsaw MO 01/15/2010 Postage $440.00

C. MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS MADE (REGARDLESS OF AMOUNT)

Friends of NRA Jefferson City MO 02/27/2010 $200.00

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No t-shirts? The gun money was something of a wash.

The second of two republican candidates (in alphabetical order), Marlin Hammond, filed his first quarter campaign finance reports with the Missouri Ethics Commission on April 11th:

Detailed Summary of Committee Disclosure Report

Committe: HAMMOND FOR REPRESENTATIVE

ReportDate:

1. TOTAL RECEIPTS FOR THIS ELECTION PREVIOUSLY REPORTED $5,540.00

2. ALL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD $2,868.00

9. TOTAL ALL RECEIPTS THIS ELECTION(SUM 1B + 7A – 8A) $8,408.00

15. TOTAL EXPENDITURES THIS ELECTION (SUM 10B + 14A) $2,787.34

28. MONEY ON HAND AT THE CLOSE OF THIS REPORTING PERIOD (SUM 25 + 26 – 27) $5,620.66

[emphasis added]

That’s enough money to help speed the aggregate burn rate in the republican primary.

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

Detailed Summary of Contributions And Loans Received

Committee: HAMMOND FOR REPRESENTATIVE

Report Date: 4/12/2010

Barefoot Express, Inc. Lincoln, MO corporation 02/01/2010 $250.00

Andrew Wright North Arlington, VA Dutko Worldwide 02/26/2010 $200.00

William B. Brewster Warsaw, MO self 03/15/2010 $1,000.00

Tracy Hammond Washington, DC Dutko Worldwide 01/13/2010 $500.00

3. TOTAL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED FROM PERSONS GIVING $100 OR LESS $918.00

Can you feel the grassroots wave?

The expenditures:

Detailed Summary of Expenditures And Contributions Made

Committe: HAMMOND FOR REPRESENTATIVE

ReportDate: 4/12/2010

A. EXPENDITURES OF $100 OR LESS BY CATEGORY

Advertising & Promotions $224.16

Misc. Expenses $163.00

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

Williams Press Lincoln, MO 03/03/2010 Advertising/campaign cards $119.27

LUJOY, INC ,Versailles, MO 03/29/2010 Advertising/ push cards $660.23

United States Post Office Lincoln, MO 03/11/2010 Postage and delivery $176.00

Again, no t-shirts? Push cards everywhere.

The third of the republican candidates, Bill Johnson, filed his Statement of Committee Organization [pdf] with the Missouri Ethics Commission< on April 30th.

The Constitution Party candidate, Ray Herron, filed a Committee Statement of Limited Activity [pdf] on April 24th.

Yep, that republican primary is going to be interesting. Pass the popcorn.