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This showed up yesterday at the Missouri Ethics Commission:

MISSOURI ETHICS COMMISSION

CONTRIBUTION OF MORE THAN $5,000.00 RECEIVED BY ANY COMMITTEE FROM ANY SINGLE DONOR – TO BE FILED WITHIN 48 HOURS OF RECEIVING THE CONTRIBUTION

C010984 ELECT CYNTHIA DAVIS [pdf] 6/30/2010

Bernie Davis

O’Fallon MO

Back to Basics Christian Bookstore

6/30/2010

$26,000.00

[emphasis added]

That’s a lot more than the perks you get from working at a national fast food chain franchise, don’t you think?

Yes, one of the most incomprehensible right wingnut members of the Missouri House (and that’s saying a lot) is running for the seat in the 2nd Senate District, challenging a republican incumbent in the primary. The candidates on the August 3rd primary ballot:

State Senate – District 2

Democrat

DON CROZIER O FALLON MO 3/29/2010

Republican

SCOTT T RUPP WENTZVILLE MO 696 2/23/2010

CYNTHIA L DAVIS O FALLON MO 874 2/23/2010

Let’s take a look at their campaign finance reports (in alphabetical order).

Cynthia Davis (r) filed her first quarter campaign finance report with the Missouri Ethics Commission on April 14th:

Detailed Summary of Committee Disclosure Report

Committe: ELECT CYNTHIA DAVIS

ReportDate:

1. TOTAL RECEIPTS FOR THIS ELECTION PREVIOUSLY REPORTED $4,800.00

2. ALL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD $13,784.00

3. ALL LOANS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD $4,000.00

9. TOTAL ALL RECEIPTS THIS ELECTION(SUM 1B + 7A – 8A) $24,884.00

5. TOTAL EXPENDITURES THIS ELECTION (SUM 10B + 14A) $19,139.45

28. MONEY ON HAND AT THE CLOSE OF THIS REPORTING PERIOD (SUM 25 + 26 – 27) $9,985.07

35. TOTAL INDEBTEDNESS AT THE CLOSE OF THIS REPORTING PERIOD (SUM 29 + 30 + 31 – 32 – 33 – 34) $4,000.00

[emphasis added]

And the money came from:

Detailed Summary of Contributions And Loans Received

Committee: ELECT CYNTHIA DAVIS

Report Date: 4/10/2010

Robert Knodel Chestfield, MO 01/11/2010 $1,000.00

James Finch Defiance, MO 01/09/2010 $1,000.00

Mark Andrews Jr. Sanibel FL 02/15/2010 $1,000.00

High Way Media O’Fallon, MO 03/31/2010 $2,100.00 In-Kind

Michelle Fitch Defiance MO 02/16/2010 $5,000.00

2. TOTAL ANONYMOUS CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED FROM PERSONS GIVING $25 OR LESS $604.00

13. TOTAL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED FROM PERSONS GIVING $100 OR LESS $3,275.00

The expenditures:

Detailed Summary of Expenditures And Contributions Made

Committe: ELECT CYNTHIA DAVIS

ReportDate: 4/10/2010

A. EXPENDITURES OF $100 OR LESS BY CATEGORY

Public Relations $572.88

Fees $209.00

Postage $24.62

Supplies $8.48

Media $100.00

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

Universal Printing St. Louis, MO 01/26/2010 Tabloid ed1, vol 1 $7,366.51

Allegra Print & Imaging Louis, MO 01/14/2010 Donation envelopes $251.00

I Heard The People Say Chesterfield, Missouri 02/22/2010 Booth at Rally $295.00

Marks Quick Print St Louis. MO 03/15/2010 Bumper Stickers $220.00

I wonder if we could get one of those bumper stickers. I bet Stephen Colbert would appreciate one – it could be a collector’s item.

The incumbent, Scott Rupp, filed his amended first quarter campaign finance report with the Missouri Ethics Commission on April 15th:

Detailed Summary of Committee Disclosure Report

Committe: RE-ELECT RUPP FOR SENATE

ReportDate:

1. TOTAL RECEIPTS FOR THIS ELECTION PREVIOUSLY REPORTED $231,613.69

2. ALL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD $27,520.00

9. TOTAL ALL RECEIPTS THIS ELECTION(SUM 1B + 7A – 8A) $259,133.69

15. TOTAL EXPENDITURES THIS ELECTION (SUM 10B + 14A) $145,933.01

20. TOTAL ALL CONTRIBUTIONS MADE THIS ELECTION (SUM 16B + 19A) $46,630.00

28. MONEY ON HAND AT THE CLOSE OF THIS REPORTING PERIOD (SUM 25 + 26 – 27) $62,701.41

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

Uh, yeah, those are big numbers. But…

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

Detailed Summary of Contributions And Loans Received

Committee: RE-ELECT RUPP FOR SENATE

Report Date: 4/15/2010

Home Building Industry PAC St. Louis, MO 03/03/2010 $1,000.00

Missouri Professional Mutual Saint Louis, MO 01/07/2010 $2,500.00

CenturyTel Inc Monroe, LA 01/27/2010 $1,250.00

Eli Lilly Indianapolis, IN 02/04/2010 $1,000.00

APS Healthcare Bethesda Inc Windsor Mill, MD 02/04/2010 $2,000.00

Consumer Lending Alliance Crawfordville, FL 02/25/2010 $1,000.00

Missouri Ambulatory Surgery Center Assn PAC Lees Summit, MO 03/25/2010 $1,000.00

Missouri Petroleum Marketers & Conv Store Assn Jefferson City, MO 03/03/2010 $1,000.00

3. TOTAL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED FROM PERSONS GIVING $100 OR LESS $2,645.00

Uh, yeah, that’s a distinctly different donor base.

The expenditures:

Detailed Summary of Expenditures And Contributions Made

Committe: RE-ELECT RUPP FOR SENATE

ReportDate: 4/15/2010

A. EXPENDITURES OF $100 OR LESS BY CATEGORY

Filing Fee $100.00

Dues $136.96

Publishing Fees $57.00

Food and Beverage $226.28

Office expense $59.52

Advertisement $516.65

Grassroots Expense $100.00

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

Art Works Design Chesterfield, MO 01/25/2010 Website Design $2,150.00

Art Works Design Chesterfield, MO 02/12/2010 Website Design $250.00

Survey St. Louis Saint Charles, MO 01/07/2010 Website Domain $150.00

Westplex 100.7 Troy, MO 01/12/2010 Radio Ads $480.00

AT&T Mobility Lubbock, TX 01/04/2010 Phone Expense $295.29

AT&T Mobility Lubbock, TX 01/25/2010 Phone $283.14

AT&T Mobility Lubbock, TX 02/22/2010 Phone Expense $296.18

PM Printing Jefferson City, MO 03/15/2010 Printing Expense $858.82

Westplex 100.7 Troy, MO 02/01/2010 Radio Ads $300.00

Barat Academy O Fallon, MO 01/02/2010 Advertisement $150.00

NextFlood Publishing LLC St. Louis, MO 01/04/2010 Subscription $500.00

I Heard The People Say Chesterfield, MO 02/16/2010 Booth Rental $295.00

Lincoln County Fair Troy, MO 03/05/2010 Advertisement $450.00

City of Cottleville Cottleville, MO 03/03/2010 Parade fee $150.00

Capitol Consulting Jefferson City, MO 03/03/2010 Fundraising Expense $800.00

Capitol Consulting Jefferson City, MO 01/11/2010 Fundraising Expense $1,500.00

Capitol Consulting Jefferson City, MO 02/22/2010 Fundraising Expense $3,247.44

Embassy Suites 2 Convention Center Plaza St. Charles, MO 03/03/2010 Lodging Expense $178.69

C. MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS MADE (REGARDLESS OF AMOUNT)

SHOW ME LEADERSHIP FUND ST CHARLES MO 03/25/2010 $2,000.00

DESTEFANO FOR SENATE PARKVILLE MO 64152 03/31/2010 $5,000.00

MO REPUBLICAN PARTY JEFFERSON CITY MO 65101 01/07/2010 $750.00

MO REPUBLICAN PARTY JEFFERSON CITY MO 65101 02/12/2010 $160.00

ST CHARLES COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL CO
MMITTEE ST CHARLES MO 01/02/2010 $250.00

ST CHARLES COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE ST CHARLES MO 01/02/2010 $500.00

“Grassroots Expense” of $100.00 in a campaign that’s raised over a quarter of a million? What will they think of next?

“I heard the people say”? Ah, teabaggers.

Paying a $150.00 to be in a parade in a small town?

There are no campaign finance reports available on-line at the Missouri Ethics Commission for Don Crozier, the Democratic Party candidate.