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You’ve got to wonder why an incumbent who had no primary opposition and has no opponent in the November General Election is taking in significant campaign contributions.

Representative Eric Burlison (r) [file photo].

At the Missouri Secretary of State web site:

State Representative – District 133

Republican

Name Mailing Address Random Number Date Filed

Eric W. Burlison 3204 S ANABRANCH BLVD SPRINGFIELD MO 65807 362 2/25/2014

Nope, no one else filed for the seat.

Today, at the Missouri Ethics Commission:

C061722 08/10/2014 FRIENDS OF ERIC BURLISON Quantum Vision Services 3990 North Illinois Street, Belleville IL 62226 8/8/2014 $6,000.00

C061722 08/10/2014 FRIENDS OF ERIC BURLISON Silverstein Eye Centers 4240 Blue Ridge Blvd., Suite 1000 Kansas City MO 64133 8/8/2014 $6,000.00

[emphasis added]

….Rep. Eric Burlison has served in the Missouri House since 2009. During that time, Burlison has served as the Chairman of the House Committee on Professional Registration and Licensing and Vice-Chairman of the House Special Committee on Health Care. He is Chairman on the Missouri Sportsmen’s Caucus….

We see.