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Previously posted at the original Soapblox site on Wed Sep 30, 2015 at 11:11:34 AM CDT

In the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

Greitens jumps into Missouri gov race with money advantage; Brunner on deck
September 27, 2015 1:00 am • By Kevin McDermott

….For much of this year, Greitens has been campaigning — and prodigiously raising funds — under an “exploratory committee,” which has allowed him to avoid formally declaring his candidacy for governor. During that time, he has been publicly coy about his policy positions, with the campaign saying it would specify positions when he formally announced.

The campaign released a list of a positions last week in advance of Saturday’s announcement. Among his positions: “Defund Planned Parenthood,” “Protect our religious liberties,” “Sign right-to-work legislation” and “oppose tax increases….”

So, if that’s the case, what’s the difference from any other republican?

Today is the last day of the third quarter for campaign fundraising reporting purposes. The quarterly reports are due at the Missouri Ethics Commission on October 15th.

In the past two days (so far) for Eric Greitens’ 2016 exploratory gubernatorial campaign:

151053 09/29/2015 GREITENS FOR MISSOURI Donn Sorensen 615 S. New Ballas St Louis MO 63141 Mercy Health President 9/29/2015 $6,000.00

C151053 09/29/2015 GREITENS FOR MISSOURI Robert OBlock 2750 E. Sunshine St. Springfield MO 65804 Center for National Threat Assessment, CNTA Founder 9/29/2015 $5,001.00

C151053 09/29/2015 GREITENS FOR MISSOURI John Griesemer 4024 E. Windsong St. Springfield MO 65809 Springfield Underground Executive VP/COO 9/29/2015 $5,001.00

C151053 09/30/2015 GREITENS FOR MISSOURI Fred Schmidt 12308 Dunmoor Dr. St Louis MO 63131 FWS Land Strategies Real Estate 9/30/2015 $5,100.00

C151053 09/30/2015 GREITENS FOR MISSOURI David and Catherine Moore 925 Saint Andrews Circle Springfield MO 65809 Paul Mueller Company President 9/30/2015 $5,001.00

C151053 09/30/2015 GREITENS FOR MISSOURI Steelman, Gaunt & Horsefield P.O. Box 1257 Rolla MO 65402 9/30/2015 $5,100.00

C151053 09/30/2015 GREITENS FOR MISSOURI McKinley Financial Partnership 320 N Main St Ste. 200 Ann Arbor MI 48104 9/30/2015 $100,000.00

[emphasis added]

How does a candidate persuade high dollar contributors when there are no policy differences? As if “I’ll get things done” has never before been a campaign blurb…

Update:

But wait, there’s more:

C151053 09/30/2015 GREITENS FOR MISSOURI K H Holman 2215 Derby Way St Louis MO 63131 Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty Realtor 9/30/2015 $5,001.00

C151053 09/30/2015 GREITENS FOR MISSOURI Brian Hogan 2740 Turnberry Park Ln St Louis MO 63131 Hogan Truck Leasing, Inc. Transportation Exec 9/30/2015 $10,000.00

C151053 09/30/2015 GREITENS FOR MISSOURI Carl Hogan 14 S Tealbrook St Louis MO 63141 Hogan Truck Leasing Inc. VP 9/30/2015 $6,500.00

[emphasis added]

Update II:

But wait, there’s even more…

151053 09/30/2015 GREITENS FOR MISSOURI Frank Kavanaugh 120 Vantis Ste 300 Aliso Viejo CA 92656 Fort Ashford Funds, LLC Managing Partner 9/30/2015 $25,000.00

C151053 09/30/2015 GREITENS FOR MISSOURI David Hogan 353 Conway Lake Dr St Louis MO 63141 Hogan Transports Transportation Exec 9/30/2015 $10,000.00

[emphasis added]

Previously:

Campaign Finance: There is another? (February 25, 2015)

Campaign Finance: a little bit more (February 26, 2015)

Campaign Finance: A new bandwagon? (March 6, 2015)

Campaign Finance: but wait, there’s more (March 10, 2015)

Campaign Finance: that’ll help finance a whole lot of exploring (March 12, 2015)

Campaign Finance: it’s going to be a good quarter (March 16, 2015)

Campaign Finance: still exploring (March 17, 2015)

Campaign Finance: gone quiet (March 21, 2015)

Campaign Finance: not quiet at all (March 25, 2015)

Campaign Finance: eat mor chikin (March 26, 2015)

The stenographer: Ah, for the good old days… (March 28, 2015)

Campaign Finance: in under the wire (April 1, 2015)

Campaign Finance: all in today (April 9, 2015)

Campaign Finance: far afield (April 13, 2015)

Eric Greitens (r) – quarterly campaign finance report – April 15, 2015 (April 18, 2015)

Campaign Finance: not to be outdone (April 21, 2015)

Campaign Finance: not exactly spare change (April 23, 2015)

Campaign Finance: also in increments of $5,001.00 (April 23, 2015)

Campaign Finance: That’s Entertainment! (April 27, 2015)

Campaign Finance: still more (May 2, 2015)

Campaign Finance: just another harbinger of a populist awakening in Missouri (May 5, 2015)

Campaign Finance: You were expecting anything less? (May 19, 2015)

Campaign Finance: still exploring (June 6, 2015)

Campaign Finance: running for Governor, may run for Governor, exploring a run for Governor (June 13, 2015)

Campaign Finance: alrighty then (June 16, 2015)

Campaign Finance: we’d venture to say that’s a lot of capital (June 23, 2015)

Campaign Finance: pretty soon you’re talkin’ serious money (June 24, 2015)

Campaign Finance: you don’t need to play chess when you have friends like this (June 25, 2015)

Campaign Finance: fast approaching that first million (June 26, 2015)

Campaign Finance: getting closer… (June 26, 2015)

Campaign Finance: ever so close… (June 29, 2015)

Campaign Finance: blow right by it (June 30, 2015)

Campaign Finance: there is no end to it July 1, 2015)

Campaign Finance: also inexorable (July 11, 2015)

Campaign Finance: a talent for raising money (July 13, 2015)

Eric Greitens (r) – July 2015 Quarterly Campaign Finance Report (July 15, 2015)

Campaign Finance: it’s getting boring… (July 20, 2015)

Campaign Finance: Who’s buying the beer? (July 24, 2015)

Campaign Finance: branching out (July 29, 2015)

Campaign Finance: Is this a trend? (July 31, 2015)

Campaign Finance: Ah, Springfield (August 17, 2015)

Campaign Finance: What else is new? (August 25, 2015)

But, but, Missouri’s centrifuge manufacturers are counting on the business (August 27, 2015)

Campaign Finance: a flurry, and it’s still Summer (August 28, 2015)

Campaign Finance: it’ll never end (September 1, 2015)

Campaign Finance: there goes the whole “it’s a populist grassroots campaign” ad package (September 3, 2015)

Campaign Finance: it’s like a campaign contribution, only smaller (September 9, 2015)

Campaign Finance: it’s like a campaign contribution, only smaller – part 2 (September 11, 2015)

Campaign Finance: it’s like a campaign contribution, only smaller – part 3 (September 15, 2015)

Campaign Finance: it’s like a campaign contribution, only smaller – part 4 (September 19, 2015)

Campaign Finance: it’s like a campaign contribution, only smaller – part 5 (September 21, 2015)

Campaign Finance: it’s like a campaign contribution, only smaller – part 6 (September 28, 2015)