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Usually campaigns like to get those big buck contributions in by the close of a quarter to help pump up their quarterly campaign contribution totals. As a consequence we do see a flurry of those large contributions leading up to the last few days of the quarter (the latest ended on June 30th). It is somewhat rarer to see large contributions pop up at the very beginning of a quarter.

Today, via the Missouri Ethics Commission, Steve Tilley’s (r) committee landed another big contribution:

C031160 07/05/2011 FRIENDS OF TILLEY MACO DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LLC PO BOX 68 CLARKTON MO 63837 7/5/2011 $10,000.00

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Then again, republicans always seem to have the money they need and then some…