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The republican challenger, Tom Schweich (r-rock star), has a very interesting campaign report filed today with the Missouri Ethics Commission:

Detailed Summary of Contributions And Loans Received

Committee: SCHWEICH FOR AUDITOR

Report Date: 10/25/2010

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]

The smallest contribution listed was for $200.00. The largest (there were two at this amount) were for $100,000.00.

Here’s the thing. How can a statewide candidate running in Missouri not get any small dollar contributions? As in zero, zip, nothing, nada, nil. Can anyone even envision the statistical improbability of this occurring? What does Tom Schweich’s campaign do, send back any $10.00 contributions with a note saying, “Don’t bother, we’re not interested unless you can multiply that by ten thousand”? Just asking.

Schweich’s (r) report shows $2,091,579.45 in total receipts for the election with $1,613,386.79 in expenditures and $439,155.23 on hand at the end of the reporting period.

And the excess continues:

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

C091153 SCHWEICH FOR AUDITOR [pdf] 10/25/2010

Gerald Cook

Ozark, MO

Loren Cook Co.

10/25/2010

$10,000.00

[emphasis added]

Contrast those reports with the one filed today with the Missouri Ethics Commission by State Auditor Susan Montee (D):

Detailed Summary of Contributions And Loans Received

Committee: MONTEE FOR AUDITOR

Report Date: 10/25/2010

Edward E. Adams St. Louis, MO Retired/Retired 10/09/2010 $10.00

Jeffrey G. Alvarado Warrensburg, MO L3 Communication Vertex Aerospace CFT/Skin Mechanic 10/15/2010 $30.00

Glen L. Atkinson Lee’s Summit, MO Retired/Retired 10/05/2010 $25.00

Margaret L. Bardgett Kansas City, MO Retired 10/05/2010 $25.00

Jean Barnard Rogersville, MO Retired/Retired 10/05/2010 $25.00

Audrey Buzzard Shelbina, MO Shelby County Missouri/Elected Official 10/16/2010 $10.00

Leland D. Cook Road Bolivar, MO Retired/Retired 10/06/2010 $15.00

[emphasis added]

…and a lot more just like those.

The contrast is jarring.

Susan Montee’s (D) report shows $1,172,376.92 total receipts for the election with $1,070,153.00 in expenditures and $97,244.40 on hand at the end of the reporting period.

Anyone want to buy a republican State Auditor? It ain’t cheap.