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There’s a special election for the vacated 15th Legislative District seat on November 8th. Today, at the Missouri Ethics Commission:

C111143 10/25/2011 CITIZENS FOR SOMMER HOUSE REPUBLICAN CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE, INC. P.O. BOX 1313 JEFFERSON CITY MO 65102 10/24/2011 $18,981.00

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Think there’ll be any robocalls?

The republican candidate, Chrissy Sommer, previously had a desultory fundraising record:

REPORT SUMMARY

CITIZENS FOR SOMMER [pdf] 10/17/2011

1. Total Receipts For This Election Previously Reported $5,339.00

2. All Monetary Contributions Received This Period $11,635.00

10. Expenditures made by cash or check this period $4,697.73

27. Money On Hand at the close of this reporting period $11,626.88

34. Total Indebtedness at the Close of This Reporting Period $500.00

The Democratic Party candidate, Paul Woody:

REPORT SUMMARY

CITIZENS FOR PAUL WOODY [pdf] 10/17/2011

1. Total Receipts For This Election Previously Reported $15,073.54

2. All Monetary Contributions Received This Period $12,350.00

10. Expenditures made by cash or check this period $2,692.74

27. Money On Hand at the close of this reporting period $23,699.18

34. Total Indebtedness at the Close of This Reporting Period $2,079.54

There was a difference, until the HRCC stepped in.

Paul Woody (D) ran for the seat in 2010:

Official Election Returns

State of Missouri General Election  – November 2, 2010 General Election

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

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State Representative – District 15 – Summary

Precincts Reporting 16 of 16

Woody, Paul DEM 4,404 34.4%

Faith, Sally A. REP 7,632 59.6%

Slantz, Bill LIB 765 6.0%

Total Votes   12,801

And, yes, Bill Slantz, the Libertarian, is running again, too.

Back to the campaign finance reports. Some of the contributions to Chrissy Sommer’s (r) campaign:

CONTRIBUTIONS AND LOANS RECEIVED

CITIZENS FOR SOMMER [pdf] 10/17/2011

12. TOTAL ANONYMOUS CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED FROM PERSON GIVING $25 OR LESS $10.00

13. TOTAL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED FROM PERSONS GIVING $100 OR LESS $1,095.00

CITIZENS FOR HINSON SAINT CLAIR MO 63077 9/10/2011 $300.00

CITIZENS FOR TIMOTHY W. JONES EUEKA MO 63025 9/13/2011 $500.00

CITIZENS FOR DWIGHT SCHARNHORST MANCHESTER MO 63021 9/13/2011 $100.00

CITIZENS FOR MIKE THOMSON MARYVILLE MO 64468 9/13/2011 $200.00

CITIZENS FOR MYRON METH LIBERTY MO 64068 9/13/2011 $150.00

COMMITTEE TO ELECT TOM FLANIGAN CARTAGE MO 64836 9/13/2011 $100.00

PATRONS FOR LYLE E. ROWLAND CEDAR CREEK MO 65627 9/13/2011 $150.00

FRIENDS OF LINCOLN HOUGH SPRINGFIELD MO 65801 9/13/2011 $500.00

MISSOURI REPUBLICAN PARTY JEFFERSON CITY MO 65101 9/13/2011 $450.00

AMERISTAR CASINO ST CHARLES SAINT CHARLES MO 63301 9/22/2011 $1,000.00

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE FOR HEALTH (HEALTH PAC) JEFFERSON CITY MO 65102 9/27/2011 $350.00

And on and on. You get the picture.

Some of the contributions to Paul Woody’s (D) campaign:

CONTRIBUTIONS AND LOANS RECEIVED

CITIZENS FOR PAUL WOODY [pdf] 10/20/2011

Sarah Mullen-Dominguez St Louis MO 63116 Lewis Rice Fingersh 7/2/2011 $350.00

Judy Baker Columbia MO 65201 Dept of Health and Human Services 7/2/2011 $100.00

Gary McKiddy St Charles MO 63301 Retired 7/7/2011 $30.00

UTU PAC Jefferson City MO 65101 7/14/2011 $325.00

Kay Drey St Louis MO 63130 Retired 7/28/2011 $100.00

Harry Bixler St Charles MO 63303 Retired 7/25/2011 $20.00

Teamsters Local Union 541 Kansas City MO 64130 9/11/2011 $300.00

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There is a distinct difference.