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It’s a shell game, only with money. If it was yours it would get you a windfall tax cut.

Yesterday at the Missouri Ethics Commission:

051183 12/30/2010 FRIENDS OF PETER KINDER DEBT COMMITTEE

Missourians for Matt Blunt, Inc.

P. O. Box 695

Jefferson City, MO 65102

credit of loan forgiveness

12/30/2010

$300,000.00

[emphasis added]

Yesterday Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder (r-“Twitter is my BFF!”) closed out his campaign debt service committee with a big gift from Matt Blunt (r-“E-mail, what e-mail?”).

Date Established:8/23/2005

Date Terminated:12/30/2010

COMMITTEE: MECID:C051183

FRIENDS OF PETER KINDER DEBT COMMITTEE

[emphasis added]

Detailed Summary of Committee Disclosure Report

Committe: FRIENDS OF PETER KINDER DEBT COMMITTEE

ReportDate:

1. TOTAL RECEIPTS FOR THIS ELECTION PREVIOUSLY REPORTED $1,828,694.61

2. ALL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD $11,000.00

9. TOTAL ALL RECEIPTS THIS ELECTION(SUM 1B + 7A – 8A) $1,839,694.61

15. TOTAL EXPENDITURES THIS ELECTION (SUM 10B + 14A) $3,170,765.77

22. PAYMENTS THIS PERIOD ON PREVIOUSLY REPORTED DEBTS INCURRED $15,000.00

29. OUTSTANDING INDEBTEDNESS AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS PERIOD $315,000.00

33. CREDITS RECEIVED ON LOANS THIS PERIOD $300,000.00

34. PAYMENTS MADE THIS PERIOD ON DEBTS INCURRED IN PREVIOUS PERIOD $15,000.00

[emphasis added]

Detailed Summary of Supplemental Loan Information

Committe:

ReportDate: 12/30/2010

II.  SCHEDULE OF REPAYMENT

(PAYMENT MADE OR CREDIT RECEIVED)

12/30/2010 Missourians for Matt Blunt, Inc P. O. Box 695 Jefferson City, MO 65102 $300,000.00

[emphasis added]

Detailed Summary Of Committee Termination Statement

Committe: FRIENDS OF PETER KINDER DEBT COMMITTEE

ReportDate: 12/30/2010

3. DATE OF DISSOLUTION: 12/30/2010

5. NAME, ADDRESS AND PHONE OF PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING RECORDS:

Stacey Blomberg 5214 Shadow Court Jefferson City, MO 65102

6. DISTRIBUTION OF SURPLUS FUNDS

THERE ARE NO DISTRIBUTION OF SURPLUS FUNDS ENTERED

7. DISPOSAL OF OUTSTANDING DEBTS

THERE ARE NO DISPOSAL OF OUTSTANDING DEBTS ENTERED

The original loan was reported in Peter Kinder’s 30 Day After General Election Report filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission on December 4, 2008:

Detailed Summary of Contributions And Loans Received

Committee: FRIENDS OF PETER KINDER DEBT COMMITTEE

Report Date: 12/4/2008

C. LOANS RECEIVED

Loans Received Date Received Amount Of Loan

Missourians For Matt Blunt, Inc. P. O. Box 695 Jefferson City, MO 65102- 11/03/2008 $300,000.00

[emphasis added]

Interestingly, Peter Kinder filed an amended report for that particular quarter with the Missouri Ethics Commission on December 30, 2010. (More on that below the fold).

The rest of the shell game:

Tom Schweich filed his 30 Day After Primary Election report with the Missouri Ethics Commission on September 2, 2010:

Detailed Summary of Contributions And Loans Received

Committee: SCHWEICH FOR AUDITOR

Report Date: 09/02/2010

Friends of Peter Kinder PO Box 712 Jefferson City, MO 65102 07/29/2010 $120,000.00

[emphasis added]

Tom Schweich filed his fourth quarter 2009 report with the Missouri Ethics Commission on January 14, 2010:

Detailed Summary of Contributions And Loans Received

Committee: SCHWEICH FOR AUDITOR

Report Date: 01/14/2010

Friends of Peter Kinder PO Box 712 Jefferson City, MO 65102 12/31/2009 $100,000.00

[emphasis added]

republican campaign money must be like that mythical holiday fruitcake, there’s really only one source, it just gets regifted around the world.

Back to those amended reports.

For 2008:

19386   AMENDED – 30 DAY AFTER GENERAL ELECTION 12/30/2010

18529 30 DAY AFTER GENERAL ELECTION 12/04/2008

MISSOURI ETHICS COMMISSION

EXPLANATION FOR AMENDED REPORT

C051183 FRIENDS OF PETER KINDER [pdf] 12/30/2010

3. Type and Date of Previously Filed Report

Didn’t report an expenditure.

4. Reason for Amendment

False

5. Amendment Detail

[blank]

[emphasis added]

Okay. What’s with that?

For 2009:

10972   AMENDED – OCTOBER – COMMITTEE QUARTERLY REPORT 12/30/2010

MISSOURI ETHICS COMMISSION

EXPLANATION FOR AMENDED REPORT

C051183 FRIENDS OF PETER KINDER DEBT COMMITTEE [pdf] 12/30/2010

3. Type and Date of Previously Filed Report

correcting summary page from previous amended reports

4. Reason for Amendment

False

5. Amendment Detail

[blank]

[emphasis added]

Now we just have to figure out the correction from 2008, eh?

10971 AMENDED – JULY – COMMITTEE QUARTERLY REPORT 12/30/2010

10970 AMENDED – APRIL – COMMITTEE QUARTERLY REPORT 12/30/2010

9343   OCTOBER – COMMITTEE QUARTERLY REPORT 10/14/2009

6939   JULY – COMMITTEE QUARTERLY REPORT 07/17/2009

3632   APRIL – COMMITTEE QUARTERLY REPORT 04/14/2009

3629 APRIL – COMMITTEE QUARTERLY REPORT 04/14/2009

For 2010:

24367   AMENDED – JULY – COMMITTEE QUARTERLY REPORT 12/30/2010

MISSOURI ETHICS COMMISSION

EXPLANATION FOR AMENDED REPORT

C051183 FRIENDS OF PETER KINDER DEBT COMMITTEE [pdf] 12/30/2010

3. Type and Date of Previously Filed Report

correcting summary page from previous amended reports

4. Reason for Amendment

False

5. Amendment Detail

[blank]

[emphasis added]

24366 AMENDED – JANUARY – COMMITTEE QUARTERLY REPORT 12/30/2010

Yep, we definitely have to comb through those 2008 reports.