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The folk(s) agitating against the earnings tax on the April 5th ballot in Kansas City have been spending money. We’re just not sure who’s bankrolling the bankrollers.

From the March 26th “24 Hour Expenditure Report”:

DIRECT EXPENDITURE REPORT

FREEDOM PAC 3/26/2011

B. BALLOT MEASURES

KC Earnings Tax

Kansas City

4/5/2011

$75,930.00

[emphasis added]

EXPENDITURES AND CONTRIBUTIONS MADE

FREEDOM PAC 3/26/2011

B. Itemized Expenditures All Over $100

Smart Media Group

814 King Street

Suite 400

Alexandria VA 22314

3/25/2011

Media Buy

$75,930.00

[emphasis added]

From the March 28th “8 Day Before General Election” report:

CONTRIBUTIONS AND LOANS RECEIVED

FREEDOM PAC 3/28/2011

A. ITEMIZED CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED

The Adam Smith Foundation

P O Box 21

Jefferson City MO 65102

2/25/2011

$25,000.00

Integral Construction Services, Inc.

303 SW Market

Lees Summit MO 64063

3/4/2011

$1,000.00

American Democracy Alliance

1100 Main Street

Kansas City MO 64105

3/4/2011

$100,000.00

American Democracy Alliance

1100 Main Street

Kansas City MO 64105

3/10/2011

$100,000.00

American Democracy Alliance

1100 Main Street

Kansas City MO 64105

3/17/2011

$100,000.00

[emphasis added]

And who contributed all that money to the American Democracy Alliance? They’re not saying. So much for transparency.

The expenditures:

EXPENDITURES AND CONTRIBUTIONS MADE

FREEDOM PAC 3/28/2011

ITEMIZED EXPENDITURES OVER $100 SUPPLEMENTAL FORM

Wilson Research Strategies, LLC

1319 Classen Drive

Oklahoma City OK 73103

3/21/2011

Survey

$5,562.50

Axiom Strategies, LLC

1251 NW Briarcliff Pkwy

Suite 85

Kansas City MO 64116

3/21/2011

Survey

$11,250.00

Axiom Strategies, LLC

1251 NW Briarcliff Pkwy

Suite 85

Kansas City MO 64116

3/21/2011

Various — Inv. #1432

$67,398.67

Wilson Research Strategies, LLC

1319 Classen Drive

Oklahoma City OK 73103

3/21/2011

Survey

$12,625.00

Axiom Strategies, LLC

1251 NW Briarcliff Pkwy

Suite 85

Kansas City MO 64116

3/21/2011

Various — Inv. #1447

$35,302.29

Missouri Ethics Commission

P O Box 1370

Jefferson City MO 65102

3/21/2011

Late Fee

$50.00

CRAFT | Media/Digital

706 7th St., SE

Washington DC 20003

3/23/2011

Media Work

$19,150.00

Law Office of James C. Thomas III

4131 N. Mulberry Drive

Suite 200

Kansas City MO 64116

3/23/2011

Legal Fees

$2,280.00

Gridiron Communications

12801 Sandy Court

Granger IN 46530

3/23/2011

Design and Layout

$750.00

Suede Group

5370 W. 95th Street

Prairie Village KS 66207

3/23/2011

Vidoe Work

$1,500.00

CRAFT | Media/Digital

706 7th St., SE

Washington DC 20003

3/24/2011

Ad Development

$15,675.00

Wilson Research Strategies, LLC

1319 Classen Drive

Oklahoma City OK 73103

3/24/2011

Survey

$5,000.00

[emphasis added]

Over $100,000.00 in “various”. That’s expensive stuff. Oh:

General Addendum:

Axiom Strategies, LLC — Invoice #1432 — General Consulting Fee (March); Field Staff (February); P.O. Box Rental; Online Advertising; Kansas City Voter Survey; Automated Advocacy Call; Research Package; Data Management;

General Addendum:

Axiom Strategies, LLC — Invoice #1432 (cont.) — Kansas City Voter Survey; Library Room Rental Fee for Press Conference; Voter Outreach (March)

General Addendum:

Axiom Strategies, LLC — Invoice #1447 — General Consulting Services (April); Field Staff (March & April); (March); Voter Outreach (1/2 + 1 full) Logo/Sign Design; Maps Design; Bumper Stickers; Yard Signs;

General Addendum:

Axiom Strategies, LLC — Invoice #1447 (cont.) — Focus Group Expenses; Voter Outreach – ducational event expenses

And the surveys. Also, too.

DIRECT EXPENDITURE REPORT

FREEDOM PAC 3/28/2011

B. BALLOT MEASURES

KC E-Tax

Kansas City

4/5/2011

$174,213.46

EXPENDITURES TO DATE $206,713.46

[emphasis added]

Previously:

Uh, we already knew about that (March 24, 2011)

Campaign Finance: Freedom PAC funded by the usual suspect(s) (March 18, 2011)

Campaign Finance: Who is bankrolling the bankrollers? (March 10, 2011)

Campaign Finance: your Friday big bucks contribution dump (March 4, 2011)

Campaign Finance: opponents of the earnings tax in Kansas City get a lot of help (February 26, 2011)