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The October 2011 quarterly campaign finance reports are showing up at the Missouri Ethics Commission. Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder (r), sort of candidate for governor, filed his campaign finance report on October 15th:

REPORT SUMMARY

FRIENDS OF PETER KINDER [pdf] 10/15/2011

2. All Monetary Contributions Received This Period $409,842.05

10. Expenditures made by cash or check this period $503,747.99

27. Money On Hand at the close of this reporting period $1,555,233.73

34. Total Indebtedness at the Close of This Reporting Period $3,641.12

[emphasis added]

More money going out than coming in.

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

CONTRIBUTIONS AND LOANS RECEIVED

FRIENDS OF PETER KINDER [pdf] 10/15/2011

John Kendig Sikeston MO 63801 Self — Physican 7/1/2011 $250.00

John Sheets Cape Girardeau MO 63703 Self — surgeon 7/2/2011 $250.00

Amy Blanton Sikeston MO 63801 Self — Physician 7/7/2011 $250.00

Rex Sinquefield Westphalia MO 65085 Retired — Retired 7/9/2011 $50,000.00

Rex Sinquefield Westphalia MO 65085 Retired — Retired 7/9/2011 $32,191.35

Anheuser Busch Companies St. Louis MO 63118 7/19/2011 $10,000.00

Robert Robbins Charleston MO 63834 Self — Physician 7/20/2011 $250.00

Stanley Sides Cape Girardeau MO 63701 St. Francis Medical Center — Physician 7/20/2011 $150.00

Edward Bender Cape Girardeau MO 63701 St. Francis Medical Center — Physician 7/23/2011 $1,500.00

Rex Sinquefield Westphalia MO 65085 Retired — Retired 7/25/2011 $8,353.46

Victoria Damba Farmington MO 63640 Self — Physician 8/2/2011 $200.00

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Cape Girardeau MO 63703 8/24/2011 $8/24/2011

Willeford Stoecker Cape Girardeau MO 63703 Cape Radiology — Physician 8/25/2011 $1,500.00

Andrew Walker Cape Girardeau MO 63701 Cape Anesthesia Group — Physician 8/25/2011 $250.00

Steven Bjelich Cape Girardeau MO 63701 Saint Francis Healthcare — Executive 8/26/2011 $1,500.00

Randall Stahly Cape Girardeau MO 63701 Self — Physician 8/26/2011 $250.00

David Westrich Cape Girardeau MO 63701 Eye Care Specialists — Physician 8/27/2011 $1,500.00

Mark Gates Cape Girardeau MO 63701 Cape Radiology — Radiologist 8/27/2011 $250.00

Mark Vogt Clinton MO 64735 Golden Valley Medicals — Internist 8/29/2011 $2,000.00

CR Talbert Jr. Cape Girardeau MO 63703 Cardiovascular Consultants — Physician 8/30/2011 $2,500.00

Timothy Edwards Cape Girardeau MO 63701 Gastro Associates — Gastroenterologist 8/30/2011 $250.00

Jason Sawyer Wildwood MO 63040 Medtronic — Medical Sales Mgmt 8/30/2011 $250.00

Horace Schneider Cape Girardeau MO 63701 Gastro Associates — Gastroenterologist 8/30/2011 $250.00

D Shawn Parker Cape Girardeau MO 63701 Self — Physician 9/2/2011 $500.00

Paul Holcomb Cape Girardeau MO 63701 Self — Physician 9/7/2011 $2,500.00

Kaelin Dental Group Cape Girardeau MO 63703 9/7/2011 $2,500.00

David Croyle Cape Girardeau MO 63701 Cape Radiology — Physician 9/7/2011 $1,500.00

J. Thomas Critchlow Cape Girardeau MO 63703 Southeast Health — Physician 9/7/2011 $1,000.00

Nicole Allcock Jackson MO 63755 Southeast Health — Director of Pharmacy 9/7/2011 $250.00

Michael Bennett Cape Girardeau MO 63701 Self — Dentist 9/8/2011 $250.00

Wayne Smith Cape Girardeau MO 63701 SE Health — CEO 9/12/2011 $500.00

Danny Berry Cape Girardeau MO 63701 Southeast Health — CEO 9/12/2011 $250.00

Donna Pritchard Cape Girardeau MO 63703 Self — Physician 9/12/2011 $250.00

Jeri Spence Cape Girardeau MO 63701 Innovative Orthodontics — Orthodontist 9/12/2011 $250.00

Jay Milne Springfield MO 65809 Milne Urology — Surgeon 9/12/2011 $200.00

Bethany Meadors Cape Girardeau MO 63701 St. Francis — Physician 9/13/2011 $250.00

Michael Clarke Springfield MO 65802 Self — Physician 9/15/2011 $250.00

Larry Petersen Springfield MO 65809 Sel — Physician 9/20/2011 $1,000.00

John Rowe St. Louis MO 63131 Bethesda Health Group Inc — Vice Chairman 9/21/2011 $500.00

David Johnson Cape Girardeau MO 63701 Self — Pediatric Dentist 9/26/2011 $500.00

Donald Sallee St. Louis MO 63124 Self — Physician 9/28/2011 $1,000.00

Joel Ray Cape Girardeau MO 63701 Self — Physician 9/29/2011 $1,500.00

James Murphy St. Joseph MO 64506 Murphy-Watson-Barr Exp. Ctrs — Opthomologist 9/29/2011 $500.00

Lewis & Clark Regional Leadership Fund St. Charles MO 63302 9/30/2011 $50,000.00

Sam Fox St. Louis MO 63105 Harbour Group — Founder 9/30/2011 $25,000.00

[emphasis added]

What, nothing from organized labor (working people!)? There are a number of doctors and other medical interests. You’ve got to wonder why. It must be the Lieutenant Governor’s well-documented concern for those in need. And, of course, there are plenty of attorneys.

And that significant burn rate?:

EXPENDITURES AND CONTRIBUTIONS MADE

FRIENDS OF PETER KINDER [pdf] 10/15/2011

Veritas Public Relations Springfield MO 65802 7/1/2011 Polling and Research $12,000.00

Axiom Strategies LLC Kansas City MO 64116 7/5/2011 Polling and Research $12,000.00

Show Me Politics LLC St. Louis MO 63129 7/5/2011 Polling and Research $6,000.00

Barklage Company St. Louis MO 63105 7/13/2011 Polling and Research $5,000.00

J. Harris Company LLC jefferson City MO 65101 7/14/2011 Polling and Research $5,000.00

Barklage Company St. Louis MO 63105 7/27/2011 Polling and Research $10,000.00

American Viewpoint Alexandria VA 22314 7/28/2011 Polling and Research $28,000.00

Veritas Public Relations Springfield MO 65802 8/1/2011 Polling and Research $6,000.00

Axiom Strategies LLC Kansas City MO 64116 8/1/2011 Polling and Research $6,000.00

Show Me Politics LLC St. Louis MO 63129 8/1/2011 Polling and Research $6,000.00

Barklage Company St. Louis MO 63105 8/10/2011 Opposition Research $25,000.00

J. Harris Company LLC Jefferson City MO 65101 8/19/2011 Polling and Research $5,000.00

Tyler Holman St. Louis MO 63119 8/19/2011 Polling and Research $7,500.00

Barklage Company St. Louis MO 63105 8/19/2011 Polling and Research $5,000.00

Amercian Viewpoint Alexandria VA 22314 8/22/2011 Polling and Research $28,000.00

Axiom Strategies LLC Kansas City MO 64116 8/23/2011 Polling and Research $6,000.00

Show Me Politics LLC St. Louis MO 63129 8/23/2011 Polling and Research $6,000.00

Veritas Public Relations Springfield MO 65802 8/23/2011 Polling and Research $6,000.00

J. Harris Company LLC Jefferson City MO 65101 8/23/2011 Polling and Research $5,000.00

American Viewpoint Alexandria VA 22314 8/23/2011 Polling and Research $23,700.00

Wilson Perkins Allen Opinion Research Oklahoma City OK 73103 8/23/2011 Polling and Research $1,000.00

Barklage Company St. Louis MO 63105 8/23/2011 Opposition Research $18,000.00

Barklage Company St. Louis MO 63105 9/1/2011 Polling and Research $5,000.00

Barklage Company St. Louis MO 63105 9/15/2011 Opposition Research $20,500.00

[emphasis added]

There was a whole lot of polling and research going on. You’ve got to wonder why, at least for some of it.