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Previously: Should Democrat Tracy McCreery run as an Independent? (October 7, 2011)

There’s a special election for the 83rd Legislative District seat on November 8th. At the Missouri Ethics Commission for Jeff O’Connell (D), the nominee of the legislative district Democratic Committee:

REPORT SUMMARY

FRIENDS TO ELECT JEFF OCONNELL [pdf] 10/31/2011

1. Total Receipts For This Election Previously Reported $3,875.00

2. All Monetary Contributions Received This Period $23,353.00

10. Expenditures made by cash or check this period $13,165.49

27. Money On Hand at the close of this reporting period $13,264.46

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

[emphasis added]

For Tracy McCreery (D), who is not the nominee of the legislative district Democratic committee:

REPORT SUMMARY

MCCREERY FOR MISSOURI [pdf] 10/31/2011

1. Total Receipts For This Election Previously Reported $25,892.00

2. All Monetary Contributions Received This Period $10,678.00

10. Expenditures made by cash or check this period $4,604.94

27. Money On Hand at the close of this reporting period $24,147.81

34. Total Indebtedness at the Close of This Reporting Period $5,000.00

[emphasis added]

Well, that’s a rough parity, or mutually assured destruction, depending on how you look at it.

For the republican nominee, Patrick Brennan:

REPORT SUMMARY

VOTE BRENNAN [pdf] 10/31/2011

1. Total Receipts For This Election Previously Reported $0.00

2. All Monetary Contributions Received This Period $2,132.70

10. Expenditures made by cash or check this period $908.53

27. Money On Hand at the close of this reporting period $1,324.17

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

[emphasis added]

It would be ironic indeed if the republican in this race won with those kind of fundraising and expenditure numbers.

Where did some of the money come from?:

CONTRIBUTIONS AND LOANS RECEIVED

FRIENDS TO ELECT JEFF OCONNELL [pdf] 10/31/2011

11. TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED AT FUND-RAISERS AS REPORTED INLINE 8 ON FORM CD1A $58.00

12. TOTAL ANONYMOUS CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED FROM PERSON GIVING $25 OR LESS $50.00

13. TOTAL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED FROM PERSONS GIVING $100 OR LESS $2,145.00

Eastern Missouri Laborers Educatioal & Benevolent Fund Bridgeton MO 63044 10/4/2011 $500.00

PAC of Laborers Local 42 Voluntary Fund St Louis MO 63108 10/5/2011 $1,000.00

Heat and Frost Insulators & Allied Wkrs. Local #1 Political Fund Account #1 Bridgeton MO 63044 10/6/2011 $250.00

Bricklayer Union #1 of Missouri Truth Committee St Louis MO 63103 10/6/2011 $100.00

Sprinklefitters Local 268 Political Ed. and Legislative Committee St Louis MO 63104 10/6/2011 $100.00

Internation Union of Elevators Constructors Local #3 PAC Fund St Louis MO 63110 10/6/2011 $350.00

St. Louis AFL-CIO Project 2000 Bridgeton MO 63044 10/11/2011 $250.00

Aerospace Lodge 837 IAMAW State PAC Hazelwood MO 63042 10/13/2011 $100.00

Labores Int. of North America Local 53 PAC Bridgeton MO 63044 10/13/2011 $100.00

North County Labor Legislative Club St Louis MO 63121 10/13/2011 $300.00

Friends for Tim Green Ballwin MO 63021 10/13/2011 $400.00

Citizens for Jake Zimmerman Olivette MO 63132 10/21/2011 $250.00

Union Labor Life Silver Springs MD 20910 10/24/2011 $5,000.00

Missouri Democratic State Committee Jefferson City MO 65102 10/21/2011 $5,878.58

Maria Chapelle-Nadal St Louis MO 63101 State Senator 10/26/2011 $864.67

[emphasis added]

Organized labor (working people!) and the Democratic Party establishment.

CONTRIBUTIONS AND LOANS RECEIVED

MCCREERY FOR MISSOURI [pdf] 10/31/2011

Heidi Miller Saint Louis MO 63105 Family Care Health Centers — Doctor 10/7/2011 $50.00

Barbara Woodruff O’Fallon MO 63368 None — Retired 10/7/2011 $25.00

Michael Cole St Louis MO 63116 Thompson Coburn LLP — Attorney 10/7/2011 $50.00

David Margolis Brooklyn NY 11201 Handel Architects LLP — Architect 10/7/2011 $100.00

Gayle Hammer Solon OH 44139 University School — teacher 10/7/2011 $50.00

Arlene Zarembka 7500 Trenton Avenue St. Louis MO 63130 Self — Attorney 10/7/2011 $100.00

Rebecca Cook Cape Girardeau MO 63701 self — lawyer 10/7/2011 $200.00

Lynn Lyss St Louis MO 63105 none 10/7/2011 $50.00

Wendy Knudsen Defiance MO 63341 Cequel III LLC — Lawyer 10/7/2011 $150.00

Jamie Spencer St. Louis MO 63131 St. Louis Comm. College — Professor of English 10/8/2011 $50.00

Marilyn and Bill Morton St. Louis MO 63122 retired — teacher 10/23/2011 $25.00

Missouri NEA-PAC Jefferson City MO 65101 10/21/2011 $325.00

NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri PAC 1210 S. Vandeventer St. Louis MO 63110 10/27/2011 $250.00

[emphasis added]

A lot of small dollar contributors.

And the republican candidate?:

CONTRIBUTIONS AND LOANS RECEIVED

VOTE BRENNAN [pdf] 10/31/2011

Replican Central Committee Of St. Louis st louis MO 63144 10/13/2011 $300.00

11. TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED AT FUND-RAISERS AS REPORTED INLINE 8 ON FORM CD1A $288.94

12. TOTAL ANONYMOUS CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED FROM PERSON GIVING $25 OR LESS $191.06

13. TOTAL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED FROM PERSONS GIVING $100 OR LESS $1,352.70

That’s frightening.

Some of the expenditures:

EXPENDITURES AND CONTRIBUTIONS MADE

FRIENDS TO ELECT JEFF OCONNELL [pdf] 10/31/2011

A. Expenditures of $100 or Less by Category

Map and cd from St. Louis County Election Board $60.00

ITEMIZED EXPENDITURES ALL OVER $100

SEIU St Louis MO 63105 10/12/2011 Phone Bank $520.00

Mad Dog Mail Fernandina Beach FL 32034 10/13/2011 Mailings/Literature $10,000.00

Mueller Signs St Louis MO 63310 10/17/2011 Signs $1,500.03

Janet Dietrich Overland MO 63114 10/27/2011 Ink, walk supplies $149.31

[emphasis added]

Phones, mail, signs, and door to door.

EXPENDITURES AND CONTRIBUTIONS MADE

MCCREERY FOR MISSOURI [pdf] 10/31/2011

Mueller Sign Sho
p Saint Louis MO 63110 10/12/2011 signs $1,026.48

Specialty Mailing Saint Louis MO 63110 10/21/2011 mailing $2,295.17

[emphasis added]

Mail and signs and $24,147.81 cash on hand. You think someone is planning on hitting the mail and phones hard in the last week?

And the republican candidate’s expenditures?:

EXPENDITURES AND CONTRIBUTIONS MADE

VOTE BRENNAN [pdf] 10/31/2011

A. Expenditures of $100 or Less by Category

Supplies $558.53

B. Itemized Expenditures All Over $100

Yard Signs Orlando FL 32803 10/19/2011 Yard Signs For Campaign $350.00

Signs, sigh.

Given the resources and the expenditures, this race is between the two Democrats.