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The October 2011 quarterly campaign finance reports are showing up at the Missouri Ethics Commission. State Treasurer Clint Zweifel (D) is the only candidate for his office, so far:

Treasurer Zweifel’s (D) campaign filed the quarterly report on October 14th:

REPORT SUMMARY

CLINT ZWEIFEL FOR MISSOURI [pdf] 10/14/2011

2. All Monetary Contributions Received This Period $217,091.00

10. Expenditures made by cash or check this period $32,034.33

27. Money On Hand at the close of this reporting period $720,656.30

34. Total Indebtedness at the Close of This Reporting Period $0.00

[emphasis added]

A good fundraising quarter, solid cash on hand over a year out from the election, a low burn rate, and no debt – how’s that for responsible fiscal management of a campaign?

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

CONTRIBUTIONS AND LOANS RECEIVED

CLINT ZWEIFEL FOR MISSOURI [pdf] 10/14/2011

13. TOTAL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED FROM PERSONS GIVING $100 OR LESS $2,686.00

[….]

Electrical Workers Voluntary Political Saint Louis MO 63110-2804 9/30/2011 $500.00

[….]

Greater Kansas City Building & Construction Trades Independence MO 64050-3813 9/13/2011 $1,000.00

[….]

Don Thompson Troy MO 63379-1435 People?s Bank — President 8/19/2011 $250.00

[….]

Jean Carnahan Clayton MO 63105 None — Retired 7/25/2011 $500.00

[….]

[emphasis added]

Organized labor (working people!), a few banks, some businesses, a few attorneys, retirees…

The expenditures [pdf] are the usual associated with a responsible low burn rate at this stage in a campaign – postage, some printing, campaign staff salary, office rental, etc.