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The October 2011 quarterly campaign finance reports are showing up at the Missouri Ethics Commission. Governor Jay Nixon’s (D) campaign filed the quarterly report yesterday.

REPORT SUMMARY

JAY NIXON FOR MISSOURI [pdf] 10/17/2011

2. All Monetary Contributions Received This Period $1,462,518.26

10. Expenditures made by cash or check this period $386,316.42

19. Total All Contributions Made This Election $182,002.17

27. Money On Hand at the close of this reporting period $4,224,197.01

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

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It is good to be the governor.

That’s some serious money. The only person who can catch him now is Rex Sinquefield – and he’s busy elsewhere.

Let’s look at just a few of the contributions listed on one hundred fifty-two pages:

CONTRIBUTIONS AND LOANS RECEIVED

JAY NIXON FOR MISSOURI [pdf] 10/17/2011

Juanita Hart Houston MO 65483 Retired — Retired 8/23/2011 $25.00

Asbestos Workers Local #1 Bridgeton MO 63044-2433 9/21/2011 $1,000.00

Kevin Cantwell Saint Charles MO 63304 Big River Telephone Company — President 9/27/2011 $5,000.00

Dan Bowden Raymore MO 64083 Retired — Retired 8/30/2011 $7.00

Larry Neff Neosho MO 64850-3112 Red Carpet Real Estate — Broker 7/11/2011 $25,000.00

Ruth Nickle Lone Jack MO 64070 Retired — Retired 7/5/2011 $20.00

Kenner & Schmitt, PC Kansas City MO 64108 8/23/2011 $1,000.00

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Organized labor (working people!), attorneys, business people, retirees, etc. You’ve just got to love all the small dollar contributors mixed in with the big boys.

There are the usual campaign expenditure, you know, campaign staff salaries, supplies, shredding, rent, web hosting, etc.:

ITEMIZED EXPENDITURES OVER $100 SUPPLEMENTAL FORM

JAY NIXON FOR MISSOURI [pdf] 10/17/2011

Imming Associates Saint Louis MO 63112 8/11/2011 Direct Mail $6,397.45

Imming Associates Saint Louis MO 63112 7/5/2011 Direct Mail $5,408.02

Hilltop Public Solutions Washington DC 20007 8/4/2011 Campaign Support $11,043.41

Hilltop Public Solutions Washington DC 20007 7/5/2011 Campaign Support $11,078.01

Reger Research Richmond VA 23226 8/4/2011 IK – Data $3,000.00

Reger Research Richmond VA 23226 8/15/2011 Data $37,608.36

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And $57,600.00 in contributions to the Missouri Democratic State Committee.