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Governor Jay Nixon (D) filed his April quarterly campaign finance report with the Missouri Ethics Commission yesterday.

REPORT SUMMARY

JAY NIXON FOR MISSOURI [pdf] 4/15/2011

2. All Monetary Contributions Received This Period $1,667,744.67

13. Total All expenditures made this period $531,313.31

27. Money On Hand at the close of this reporting period $2,070,485.22

[emphasis added]

That’s a chunk of change. Let’s look at some of the contributions (it’s 135 pages in this report):

CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED – SUPPLEMENTAL

JAY NIXON FOR MISSOURI [pdf] 4/15/2011

John Carley

P.O. Box 823

Buffalo MO 65622

n/a — retired

12/10/2010

$25.00

Vivian Riche

1113 Old Logging Rd

Doe Run MO 63637

Retired Teacher — Retired

3/25/2011

$25.00

W.C. Blow

13729 Waggoner Rd

Festus MO 63028-4531

Retired — retired

3/28/2011

$25.00

Patricia Buehler

7533 Wayne

University City MO 63130

Self — Seamstress

12/10/2010

$15.00

Mary Labrot

110 Northwood Avenue

Fredericktown MO 63645

retired — retired

12/14/2010

$30.00

Donald Cowart

3925 S Bedford Ave

Independence MO 64055-3914

retired — retired

12/28/2010

$20.00

Dominic Curcuru Sr.

36 Oxford Dr

Washington MO 63090-4622

Retired — retired

3/25/2011

$25.00

Vera Arnhold

105 Cardinal Hill Rd

Winfield MO 63389-2708

Retired — retired

3/30/2011

$10.00

[emphasis added]

You get the point.

Yeah, there are big bucks contributions in five figures from corporations, organized labor and the legal professions, too, but Democratic Party candidates can’t (shouldn’t and won’t) forget the people who support them and elect them to office. Right?

Let’s take a look at some of the expenditures:

ITEMIZED EXPENDITURES OVER $100 SUPPLEMENTAL FORM

JAY NIXON FOR MISSOURI [pdf] 4/15/2011

Imming Associates

20 Waterman Place

Saint Louis MO 63112

3/10/2011

Direct Mail

$4,514.00

Renaissance Grand Hotel

800 Washington Avenue

Saint Louis MO 63101

11/30/2010

Venue Rental

$24,395.85

Renaissance Grand Hotel

800 Washington Avenue

Saint Louis MO 63101

10/7/2010

Venue Rental

$3,200.00

Hilton Hotels Capital

1100 16th St NW

Washington DC

2/24/2011

Lodging

$563.64

Margaret Onken

2000 North Geyer

Saint Louis MO 63131

3/1/2011

Fundraising

$5,000.00

Renaissance Grand Hotel

800 Washington Avenue

Saint Louis MO 63101

10/28/2010

Venue Rental

$3,200.00

Renaissance Grand Hotel

800 Washington Avenue

Saint Louis MO 63101

12/10/2010

Venue Rental

$4,998.12

Hilltop Public Solutions

1000 Potomac Street, NW Suite 500

Washington DC 20007

10/7/2010

Campaign Support

$10,609.75

Kansas City Marriott Downtown

200 West 12th Street

Kansas City MO 64105

11/30/2010

Venue Rental

$19,298.45

Margaret Onken

2000 North Geyer

Saint Louis MO 63131

3/17/2011

Fundraising

$5,000.00

Margaret Onken

2000 North Geyer

Saint Louis MO 63131

10/14/2010

Fundraising

$5,000.00

Margaret Onken

2000 North Geyer

Saint Louis MO 63131

1/14/2011

Fundraising

$5,000.00

Margaret Onken

2000 North Geyer

Saint Louis MO 63131

11/30/2010

Fundraising

$5,000.00

Bennett Petts & Normington

1010 Wisconsin Ave NW

Suite 208

Washington DC 20007

10/7/2010

Data

$29,400.00

Bennett Petts & Normington

1010 Wisconsin Ave NW

Suite 208

Washington DC 20007

2/3/2011

Data

$30,800.00

American Air Charter

18190 Edison Avenue

Chesterfield MO 63005

10/28/2010

Travel

$5,086.11

Hilltop Public Solutions

1000 Potomac Street, NW Suite 500

Washington DC 20007

11/11/2010

Campaign Support

$10,410.25

Contemporary Productions, LLC

190 Carondelet Plaza, Suite 1111

St. Louis MO 63105

11/30/2010

Event Production

$16,016.30

Hilltop Public Solutions

1000 Potomac Street, NW Suite 500

Washington DC 20007

3/1/2011

Campaign Support

$13,056.81

Hilltop Public Solutions

1000 Potomac Street, NW Suite 500

Washington DC 20007

3/1/2011

Campaign Support

$10,756.12

Contemporary Productions, LLC

190 Carondelet Plaza, Suite 1111

St. Louis MO 63105

12/10/2010

Event Production

$15,346.31

The Scholarship Fund

107 Reynolds Alumni Center

Columbia MO 65211

1/7/2011

Rental and Tickets

$44,801.00

[emphasis added]

Fundraising, fundraising, and fundraising. Did we mention fundraising?

For Pete’s sake, this is a whole ‘nother league.