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There are two declared candidates for State Treasurer who filed January quarterly campaign finance reports with the Missouri Ethics Commission.

The republican challenger, Representative Cole McNary, filed his report on January 16th:

REPORT SUMMARY

FRIENDS TO ELECT COLE MCNARY [pdf] 1/16/2012

1. Total Receipts For This Election Previously Reported $6,675.00

2. All Monetary Contributions Received This Period $23,949.00

10. Expenditures made by cash or check this period $23.81

27. Money On Hand at the close of this reporting period $52,486.50

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

[emphasis added]

McNary campaign web site: “More Information Coming Soon”

We await the event with great anticipation.

And that grassroots momentum?:

CONTRIBUTIONS AND LOANS RECEIVED

FRIENDS TO ELECT COLE MCNARY 1/16/2012

11. TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED AT FUND-RAISERS AS REPORTED INLINE 8 ON FORM CD1A $0.00

12. TOTAL ANONYMOUS CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED FROM PERSON GIVING $25 OR LESS $0.00

13. TOTAL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED FROM PERSONS GIVING $100 OR LESS $0.00

14. TOTAL IN-KIND CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED FROM PERSONS (NOT COMMITTEES) GIVING $100 OR LESS $0.00

What is it with statewide republican candidates and the statistical improbability of not receiving any small dollar contributions?

Let’s look at some of the itemized contributions:

CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED – SUPPLEMENTAL

FRIENDS TO ELECT COLE MCNARY 1/16/2012

John Danforth 911 Tirrill Farms Road Saint Louis MO 63124 Bryan Cave 12/30/2011 $1,000.00

Friends of Tilley 100 S Jackson Perryville MO 63775 12/30/2011 $1,000.00

Citizens for Diehl 2404 White Stable Road Town and Country MO 63131 12/30/2011 $5,000.00

Friends of Chris Molendorp PO Box 722 Belton MO 64083 12/30/2011 $4,999.00

Citizens for Timothy W Jones PO Box 434 Eureka MO 63025 12/30/2011 $1,000.00

Ameren UE PAC 101 Madison Street Jefferson City MO 65101 11/11/2011 $1,175.00

[emphasis added]

What, nothing from organized labor (working people!)? So much for the grassroots.

We have to look at the expenditures:

EXPENDITURES AND CONTRIBUTIONS MADE

FRIENDS TO ELECT COLE MCNARY 1/16/2012

Fundraising Expense $23.81

[emphasis added]

That’s it.

In contrast.

State Treasurer Clint Zweifel (D) filed his quarterly report on January 17th:

REPORT SUMMARY

CLINT ZWEIFEL FOR MISSOURI [pdf] 1/17/2012

1. Total Receipts For This Election Previously Reported $1,012,771.84

2. All Monetary Contributions Received This Period $111,165.00

10. Expenditures made by cash or check this period $30,151.60

27. Money On Hand at the close of this reporting period $802,856.09

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

[emphasis added]

Some of contributions:

CONTRIBUTIONS AND LOANS RECEIVED

CLINT ZWEIFEL FOR MISSOURI 1/17/2012

13. TOTAL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED FROM PERSONS GIVING $100 OR LESS $2,410.00

Luke Scavuzzo PO Box 124 Harrisonville MO 64701-0124 Retired 10/27/2011 $25.00

Jill Schupp 418 N. Mosley Rd. Saint Louis MO 63141 State of Missouri — State Representative 12/12/2011 $1,000.00

Cement Masons Union Local 527 3341 Hollenberg Dr Bridgeton MO 63044 11/7/2011 $500.00

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers & Trainmen 1225 Wellington Way Liberty MO 64068-3223 11/29/2011 $500.00

Marvin And Judy Berkowitz 2 Homestead Acres Saint Louis MO 63132 UMSL — Professor 12/29/2011 $50.00

Hon. Teresa And Ken Hensley PO Box 620 Raymore MO 64083 Cass County — Prosecuting Attorney 10/27/2011 $500.00

[emphasis added]

And on and on.

Organized labor (working people!).

And, by the way, his web site is up and running.