Tags

, , , , , ,

Well, after a one day delay on the part of the republican candidate for State Auditor (uh, he missed the deadline) all of the candidate campaign finance reports are in.

Thomas Schweich (r-rock star) filed his third quarter campaign finance report with the Missouri Ethics Commission today – October 16th:

Detailed Summary of Committee Disclosure Report

Committe: SCHWEICH FOR AUDITOR

ReportDate: 10/15/2010

1. TOTAL RECEIPTS FOR THIS ELECTION PREVIOUSLY REPORTED $1,280,141.45

2. ALL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD $463,111.00

9. TOTAL ALL RECEIPTS THIS ELECTION(SUM 1B + 7A – 8A) $1,750,584.45

15. TOTAL EXPENDITURES THIS ELECTION (SUM 10B + 14A) $1,265,584.95

25. MONEY ON HAND AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS REPORTING PERIOD (INCLUDING FUNDS IN DEPOSITORY, CASH, SAVINGS ACCOUNTS AND ALL OTHER INVESTMENTS) $45,251.31

28. MONEY ON HAND AT THE CLOSE OF THIS REPORTING PERIOD (SUM 25 + 26 – 27) $445,962.07

[emphasis added]

Okay, there was some serious propping up going in in the last month. Let’s see where the money came from:

Detailed Summary of Contributions And Loans Received

Committee: SCHWEICH FOR AUDITOR

Report Date: 10/15/2010

9. AMOUNT OF ITEM 8 THAT WAS RECEIVED AS MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS $463,111.00

10. AMOUNT OF ITEM 8 THAT WAS RECEIVED AS IN-KIND CONTRIBUTIONS $7,332.00

B. NON-ITEMIZED CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED

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

14. TOTAL IN-KIND CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED FROM PERSONS (NOT COMMITTEES) GIVING $100 OR LESS $0.00

[emphasis added]

Mull over those figures for a bit. There were no small dollar contributions. None. Not someone’s grandmother contributing $10.00 to keep those godless communists in the Democratic Party from controlling a statewide office, not $10.00 from some teabagger upset by the international presidential birth certificate conspiracy, not $10.00 from an angry guy in a power chair who is livid about the government takeover of our private Medicare. Nothing. Nada. Zip.

Let’s look at additional details from the same form:

Detailed Summary of Contributions And Loans Received

Committee: SCHWEICH FOR AUDITOR

Report Date: 10/15/2010

Jay Selanders Kansas City, MO Attorney 09/30/2010 $125.00

Thomas Van Dyke Leawood, KS Attorney 09/30/2010 $125.00

John Craft Kansas City, MO Attorney 09/30/2010 $125.00

Mark Dudenhoeffer Lee’s Summit, MO Austin Hardware 09/30/2010 $125.00

Warren Erdman Kansas City, MO KC Southern 09/30/2010 $125.00

Robert Hertzog Lee’s Summit, MO Physician 09/30/2010 $125.00

Those were the six smallest contributions.

Let’s look at the biggest ones from the same form, not bothering to list the $1,000.00 ones individually:

Detailed Summary of Contributions And Loans Received

Committee: SCHWEICH FOR AUDITOR

Report Date: 10/15/2010

Lewis & Clark Regional Leadership Fund St. Charles, MO 09/07/2010 $10,000.00

Edward Levy Birmingham, MI Edwardy C. Levy Co. 09/22/2010 $5,000.00

John Mahaffey Springfield, MO Self Employed 09/29/2010 $2,500.00

John Mahaffey Springfield, MO Self Employed 09/29/2010 $2,500.00

(That’s two $2,500 contributions on the same day from the same individual)

Centene Mgmt Co., LLC Centene Corporation St. Louis, MO 09/30/2010 $10,000.00

James McDonnell St. Louis, MO Retired 09/07/2010 $2,500.00

Fred Mcqueary Springfield, MO Physician 09/29/2010 $2,500.00

Ronald Neville Springfield, MO Investor 09/29/2010 $2,500.00

David O’Reilly Springfield, MO O’Reilly Automotive 09/16/2010 $2,500.00

Larry Petersen Springfield, MO Physician 09/29/2010 $2,500.00

Roy Pfautch St. Louis, MO Civic Progress 09/29/2010 $20,000.00

Edwin Rice Springfield, MO Ozarks Coca-Cola 09/01/2010 $2,500.00

John Ricketts Springfield, MO Retired 09/29/2010 $2,500.00

Robin Roodman Marion, IL Homemaker 09/20/2010 $5,000.00

Steven Roodman Marion, IL Physician 09/20/2010 $5,000.00

Andrew Rowen New York, NY Sullivan & Cromwell 08/31/2010 $2,500.00

Mary Rowen New York, NY Homemaker 08/31/2010 $2,500.00

Scott Schnuck St. Louis, MO Schnuck Markets 09/30/2010 $2,400.00

Blair Financial Services, Inc. St. Louis, MO 09/30/2010 $10,000.00

Penmac Personnel Services, Inc. Springfield, MO 09/29/2010 $2,500.00

Rex Sinquefield Westphalia, MO 65085 Investor 09/22/2010 $5,000.00

Kelly Swanson Kimberling City, MO Marina Owner 09/10/2010 $2,500.00

Robert Topping St. Charles, MO Western Aerospace 09/30/2010 $10,000.00

Steven Trulaske O’Fallon, MO True Manufacturing Co. 09/24/2010 $10,000.00

George Weber, III St. Louis, MO Auto Dealer 09/22/2010 $4,000.00

H.E. Whitener Fair Grove, MO Trailiner Corp. 09/27/2010 $2,500.00

Rosalie Wooten Springfield, MO Retired 09/22/2010 $2,500.00

Drury Development St. Louis, MO 09/30/2010 $2,500.00

Faultless Starch Kansas City, MO 09/30/2010 $5,000.00

Hager Companies St. Louis, MO 09/23/2010 $10,000.00

Ron Richard Joplin, MO 08/31/2010 $5,000.00

SRC Holdings Corp. Springfield, MO 09/29/2010 $2,500.00

Schnuck Markets, Inc St. Louis, MO 08/30/2010 $1,000.00

Schnuck Markets, Inc St. Louis, MO 09/30/2010 $2,600.00

(for an aggregate of $3,600.00 in the quarter)

The Durham Co. Lebanon, MO 09/29/2010 $2,500.00

Kevin Austin Springfield, MO Attorney 09/29/2010 $2,500.00

Kevin Beckmann Town & Country, MO Self Employed 09/29/2010 $20,000.00

Republican State Committee Jefferson City, MO 09/30/2010 $25,000.00

Strategic Communications, LLC Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 09/30/2010 $4,500.00 In-Kind

TSI Holding Company St. Louis, MO 09/30/2010 $10,000.00

Loren Cook Springfield, MO Loren Cook Company 08/30/2010 $2,500.00

James Cooper Springfield, MO CB Mgmt Co. 09/30/2010 $2,500.00

Sabreliner Corp. St. Louis, MO 09/29/2010 $5,000.00

Thomas Danis St. Louis, MO Retired 09/21/2010 $5,000.00

Ann Dickinson Kansas City, MO Bank Midwest 09/16/2010 $2,500.00

Stephen Ditman Godfrey, IL Pricewaterhouse Coopers 09/22/2010 $10,000.00

J. Neal Ethridge Springfield, MO Great Plains Ent. 08/30/2010 $2,500.00

Rudolph Farber Neosho, MO Banker 08/30/2010 $2,500.00

Gregory Fox St. Louis, MO Harbour Group 09/16/2010 $5,000.00

Jeffrey Fox St. Louis, MO Harbour Group 09/20/2010 $5,000.00

Sam Fox St. Louis, MO Harbour Group 09/29/2010 $10,000.00

Kurt Hellweg Springfield, MO Intl Dehydrated Foods 09/30/2010 $2,500.00

Robert Hermann St. Louis, MO Retired 09/20/2010 $10,000.00

Peter Herschend Branson, MO Herschend Family Entertainment 09/07/2010 $5,000.00

David Humphreys Joplin, MO Tamko Building Products 08/30/2010 $50,000.00

Penn Enterprises, Inc. Springfield, MO 09/07/2010 $5,000.00

Positronic Industries Springfield, MO 09/29/2010 $2,500.00

[emphasis added]

Nothing says republican insider like really big bucks contributions and zero small dollar contributions.

…Investor…

Okay, we’ll call that unintentional irony.

And it looks like the foxes are in the rock star’s house.

Some of the expenditures:

Detailed Summary of Expenditures And Contributions Made

Committe: SCHWEICH FOR AUDITOR

ReportDate: 10/15/2010

Mason Enterprises, LLC Saint Louis, MO 08/30/2010 GOTV Expense $5,265.84

Strategic Communications, LLC Cape Girardeau, MO  09/23/2010 Yard Signs $4,906.60

Campaign Toolkit Saint Louis, MO 09/21/2010 Yard Signs $6,304.41

Aero Charter Chesterfield, MO 08/29/2010 Charter Airfare $3,276.00

Federal Express Memphis, TN 08/28/2010 Postage $1,135.31

McKellar Consulting Kansas City, MO 09/16/2010 Fundraising $5,286.00

State Auditor Susan Montee (D) filed her third quarter campaign report with the Missouri Ethics Commission on October 15th (on time!):

Detailed Summary of Committee Disclosure Report

Committe: MONTEE FOR AUDITOR

1. TOTAL RECEIPTS FOR THIS ELECTION PREVIOUSLY REPORTED $815,205.72

2. ALL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD $223,745.10

9. TOTAL ALL RECEIPTS THIS ELECTION(SUM 1B + 7A – 8A) $1,038,950.82

15. TOTAL EXPENDITURES THIS ELECTION (SUM 10B + 14A) $333,626.79

28. MONEY ON HAND AT THE CLOSE OF THIS REPORTING PERIOD (SUM 25 + 26 – 27) $700,344.51

35. TOTAL INDEBTEDNESS AT THE CLOSE OF THIS REPORTING PERIOD (SUM 29 + 30 + 31 – 32 – 33 – 34) $515,000.00

[emphasis added]

Some of the contributions:

Detailed Summary of Contributions And Loans Received

Committee: MONTEE FOR AUDITOR

Report Date: 10/15/2010

Clarence Bode Palmyra, MO Retired 09/19/2010 $10.00

Ira Anders Independence, MO Retired/ 09/02/2010 $15.00

Lloyd W. Kreiling Kansas City, MO Retired/Retired 09/27/2010 $10.00

B. NON-ITEMIZED CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED

12. TOTAL ANONYMOUS CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED FROM PERSONS GIVING $25 OR LESS $225.00

[emphasis added]

You get the picture. Yeah, there are a few big bucks contributions in there, too – after all this is a statewide race – but nowhere near the scale of the republican challenger.

Let’s look at some of the expenditures:

Detailed Summary of Expenditures And Contributions Made

Committe: MONTEE FOR AUDITOR

ReportDate: 10/15/2010

Affordable Car Rental, Inc Jefferson City MO 09/01/2010 Van Rental $1,292.70

Lynda Brotherton Richmond Heights MO 09/08/2010 Fundraising $5,000.00

Gateway Business Development LLC St. Louis MO 09/08/2010 Web Expenses $15,000.00

Global Strategy Group New York NY 09/08/2010 Polling Expense $25,150.00

Majority Strategies LLC St. Louis MO 09/08/2010 Fundraising Support $8,996.68

Ohlsen research Alexandria VA 09/18/2010 Research $5,000.00

There’s other stuff in there, too. This is a statewide campaign.

Charles Baum, the Libertarian candidate, filed his third quarter campaign finance report with the Missouri Ethics Commission on October 18th:

Detailed Summary of Committee Disclosure Report

Committe: CHARLES BAUM FOR STATE AUDITOR

1. TOTAL RECEIPTS FOR THIS ELECTION PREVIOUSLY REPORTED $125.00

2. ALL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD $25.00

15. TOTAL EXPENDITURES THIS ELECTION (SUM 10B + 14A) $46.10

28. MONEY ON HAND AT THE CLOSE OF THIS REPORTING PERIOD (SUM 25 + 26 – 27) $103.90

Bless them because they seem so sincere, but I don’t think they try very hard. I mean, I could probably raise more money panhandling downtown for a few hours.