198 contributions of $5000 or more have been made to Missouri politicians, campaign committees, or proposition backers so far in the month of October. These contributions total $9,213,405.66
The top donors so far are..
1. Rex Singuefield, who donated $3.9M to “Let Voters Decide” to close out the month of September (reported on October 1st, 2010). A mark akin to the years where Babe Ruth out-homered the rest of the American League.
2. The National Association of Realtors, who donated $1,005,743.36 to “Vote Yes To Stop Double Taxation” on October 1st. The 36 cents will make the difference.
3. The Humane Society, who donated $250K to “Yes on Prop B” on October 5th as part of their plan to make us all eat celery.
4. The National Education Association, who donated $200K to United For Missouri’s Priorities on October 6th. UMP is a group opposing Rex on Prop A.
These four contributions of $200K or more make up $5,355,743.36 of the $9 million donated. Under the fold, a committee by committee breakdown of who saw big donations so far this month.
Candidates running in 2010 in Bold. Some donations listed are in-kind donations, which are not noted on the chart (but are probably less likely to end in 000 than the direct contribution), but the in-kind contributions are noted on the PDF.
Let Voters Decide got $3,905,001. $3.9M from Rex, and $5001 from Travis Brown. No word on if the check delivery was similar to a Publisher’s Clearinghouse delivery. We wish Travis Brown the best of luck on the Price is Right.
Vote Yes to Stop Double Taxation got $1,065,103.36 from the National Association of Realtors.
The Missouri Democratic State Committee got $662,663.46 from a mix of campaigns, committees and some people too. They received $250K from the Senatorial Committee, $70K from Jay Nixon’s campaign committee, $30K from John Bullard’s campaign, $30K from Martin Rucker’s campaign, $8K from Tom Shively’s campaign, $24K from Vicki Englund’s campaign, $15K from Linda Witte’s campaign, $10,013.46 from Mary Joe Straatmann’s campaign, $10K from Columbia Professional Baseball LLC, $15K from Clay Rodgers’ campaign, $6500 from Kenny Biermann’s campaign, $20K from Lexi Norris’ campaign, $16K from Dave Coffman’s campaign, $23K from Wes Shoemyer’s campaign, $11,150 from the Greene County Democratic Central Committee, $10K from Judy Wright’s campaign, $19K from Mary Nichols’ campaign, $30K from Missouri Drive Fund, $20K from Cy Dashtaki’s campaign, $10K from Reliant Care Management Company, $25K from Simmons Browder Angelides & Barnerd, and $10K from UAW Region 5.
Yes on Prop B got $521,727.93. $329,842.93 from the Humane Society of the United States. $100K from the Humane Society of Missouri. $50K from the Humane Society Legislative Fund. $20K from Sharon Patrick of New York. $6885 from the ASPCA. $5000 each from Georgette Ritchie of Ladue and Sue Fischlowitz of St. Louis.
United for Missouri’s Priorities got $470K from a variety of sources. $200K from the NEA (noted above), $55K from the MO Federation of Teachers, $50K each from MO Jobs with Justice, AFSCME, and the Firefighters Local 42 PAC and the Missouri NEA, $15K from Change to Win, and $10K from Ballot Initiative Group of MO.
The Missouri Republican Party got $374,489.57 from multiple sources. $275K came from the House Republican Campaign Committee, $45,596.70 from Munzlinger’s Senate campaign, $38,892.87 from Dan Brown’s Senate campaign, and $15K from Doug Albrecht.
Majority Fund got $310K from the following sources. $70K from John Lamping’s campaign, $50K from Jay Wasson’s campaign, $50K from Ron Richard’s campaign, $35K from Rob Mayer’s campaign, $25K from Kevin Engler’s campaign, $20K each from Mike Kehoe’s campaign and Tom Dempsey’s campaign, and $10K each from Cerner PAC, Will Kraus, Express Scripts Inc, and David Pearce’s campaign.
Dan Brown’s Senate Campaign got $158,677.60 from four sources. $105K from Majority Fund (which should be called SuperMajority Fund considering how Republican the Missouri Senate is right now), $25K from David Humphreys, $20K from Senate Majority Fund, and $8677.60 from the MO Republican Party.
Missouri Club for Growth PAC’s coffers grew by $125K with a check from Rex Sinquefield (who seems to drift between retired and self-employed, depending on the filing)
Frank Barnitz’s Senate campaign got $101,780 with $78,280 from the MO State Dem Committee and $23,500 from Safer Families for Missouri.
Brian Munzlinger’s Senate campaign got $78,549.23 with $70K coming from Majority Fund and the rest from the Missouri Republican Party.
Tom Schweich’s campaign got $70K from 4 sources. $25K each from the MO Republican Party and the SW Missouri Leadership PAC and $10K each from Don Musick and Emerson Electric.
The House Republican Campaign Committee (HRCC) got $63,600 from six sources. $17,500 from KC Power&Light Company, $15K from Vicki Schneider’s campaign, $10K from Cerner, $8K each from Caleb Jones’ campaign and from LB Eckelkamp, and $5,150 from Jason Smith’s campaign.
CWA District 6-Political Education Committee got $61,200 from CWA-COPE 501
Alliance for Truth (aka the opponents of Prop B, aka “Save our Puppy Mills” [ok, that’s my nickname for them but]) got $55,237.53 from several sources. $27K from Missourians for Animal Care, $7849.60 from Alliance for Truth PAC, $5387.93 from MOFED Corporation, and $5K each from MFA Inc, the MO Farm Bureau, and MO Livestock Marketing Association.
The Missouri Senate Campaign Committee got $55K from Jolie Justus’ committee, MO Professionals Mutual, RightChoice, and Simmons/Gianaris/Angelides & Barnerd of East Alton.
Wes Shoemyer’s campaign got $52,659 from the MO Democratic State Committee.
John Lamping’s Senate campaign got $50,375 from seven sources. $10K each from Tom Dempsey’s campaign, Kevin Engler’s campaign, and the MO Rep Leadership Council. $5375 from Gerald M. Hempstead, and $5K each from Steven “Air” Tilley’s campaign, John Qualy, and Rob Mayer’s campaign.
Yes for Gaming got $50K from Isle of Capri of St. Louis. Yes for Gaming is a Cape Girardeau city question which would allow riverboats in their area, part of their push to get the elusive 13th casino in Missouri.
Vicki Englund’s campaign got $42,140.64 from the Missouri Democratic Party and the Missouri State Democratic Committee.
Martin Rucker’s Senate campaign got $38,590 from a mix of the MO Democratic Party ($23,590), the Missouri Teachers Association Legislative Impact ($10K) and Jolie Justus’ campaign committee ($5K).
Eric Schmitt got $35K from two sources. $25K from Douglas Albrecht and $10K from Apex Oil.
Barbara Fraser’s campaign got $34,728.66 split between the Nixon Campaign ($20K) and the MO State Dem Committee (the rest)
Lexi Norris’ campaign got $30,798.72 from the MO Dem State Committee ($10,800) and the MO Democratic Party (the rest).
Nick Marshall’s campaign got $30,350 from the HRCC.
Jeanie Lauer’s campaign got $30,004.50 from the HRCC.
Sheila Solon’s campaign also got $30,004.50 from the HRCC.
Shane Van Stennis’ campaign got $25,861.92 from the MO State Dem Committee (19,396.44) and the MO Democratic Party (the rest).
Kevin Engler got $25K from Rex & Jeanne Sinquefield. Because Rex’s hand got tired from writing all those checks and his wife stepped up to the plate.
The unopposed Timothy Jones got $25K from Rex Sinquefield. No word on when Jones will “make it rain” by donating that money to Republican candidates.
Kenny Biermann’s campaign got $24,561.60 from the MO State Dem Committee.
Rick Brattin’s campaign got $20,510 from the HRCC.
Dave Coffman’s campaign got $20,443 from the MO Dem State Committee.
John Bullard’s campaign got $20,200.56 from the MO Democratic State Committee.
Bank of America PAC got $20K from Bank of America State & Federal PAC. Merry Christmas.
Doctors Rural PAC got $20K from the Physicians Professional Indemnity Association of Jefferson City.
Laura Nauser gave her campaign against Chris Kelly $20K.
Unite Here Missouri got $20K from Unite Here’s National office.
Cy Dashtaki’s campaign got $19,970 from the MO Dem Committee (lots of variants of that name).
Gavin Fletchall’s campaign got $19,500 from Safer Families for Missouri.
Carl Thompson’s campaign got $19,378.92 from the MO State Dem Committee.
Mary Nichols’ campaign got $18,938.05 from the MO State Dem Committee.
Charlie Dooley’s campaign got $17,500 with $10K from Martin Green and $7500 from Stone, Leyton & Gershman.
Linda Witte’s campaign got $17,114.63 from the MO State Dem Committee.
Clay Rodgers’ campaign got $17,008.42 from the MO Dem State Committee.
The Jackson County Democratic Coalition got $16K from James B. Nutter.
Noel Torpey’s campaign got $15,140 from the HRCC.
Gary Cross’ campaign also got $15,140 from the HRCC.
Missourians for Animal Care Campaign Committee got $15K total. 2/3rds from the Missouri Soybean Association, and 1/3rds from the Missouri Egg Council. $5,000 can buy a lot of Eggs. As you can see up the page, animal care apparently means being anti-Prop B.
The Public Safety Committee got $15K, 2/3rds from the Industry Advancement Fund Heavy Constructors and 1/3rd from the Builders Association.
Cloria Brown’s campaign got $13051 from the HRCC.
Marsha Haefner’s campaign also got $13051 from the HRCC.
Kent Hampton’s campaign got $13,050 from the HRCC.
Robbie Makinen’s campaign got $12657.48 from the MO State Dem Committee, presumably in-kind and in two doses of $6328.74.
Safer Families for Missouri got $12,500 from Ronald Brown of Brown & Crouppen.
Anne Zerr’s campaign got $10,810 from the House Republican Campaign Committee.
Vicki Schneider’s campaign also got $10,810 from the House Republican Campaign Committee.
Bill Corrigan’s STL County Exec campaign got $10K from Apex Oil.
Peter “Tweety” Kinder’s campaign got $10K from Innovation Homes LLC.
Scott Rupp’s campaign got $10K from the Lewis & Clark Regional Leadership Fund.
Francis Slay’s committee got $10K from CH2M Hill of Englewood, CO, an early boost towards 2013.
Judy Wright’s campaign got $10K from Safer Families for Missouri.
Lindell Shumake’s campaign got $9950 from the HRCC.
John Sellars’ campaign got $8050 from the HRCC.
Tom Shively’s campaign got $7684 from the MO State Dem Committee.
The Missouri House Democratic Campaign Committee got $7500 from Rightchoice Managed Care.
The Committee for Bond Initiatives got $7500 from Boeing.
Ron Schieber’s campaign got $7710 from the HRCC.
Susan Montee’s campaign committee received $7K from EMILY’s List. Which is a stark contrast to what Tom Schweich’s
2012 Senate 2010 Auditor campaign hauled.
Charlie Norr’s campaign got $6134.38 from the Missouri State Dem Committee.
Jason Grill’s campaign got $6000 from the Missouri State Dem Committee.
For some reason, a $600 donation from Dan Clemens’ campaign committee to Mike Cunningham’s campaign committee was reported.
Well, that was exhausting to type. But at the same time, it’s worth reporting.
The Nuclear Arms Race that is Missouri Campaign Finance just keeps on going, doesn’t it? If only there was another initiative that could be voted on to slam the door on this sort of big spending.