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Hoover: Kent is a legacy, Otter. His brother was a ’59, Fred Dorfman.
Flounder: He said legacies usually get asked to pledge automatically.
Otter: Oh, well, usually. Unless the pledge in question turns out to be a real closet-case.
Otter, Boon: Like Fred.

Today at the Missouri Ethics Commission for Jay Ashcroft’s (r) 2016 campaign for Secretary of State:

C151004 01/16/2016 ASHCROFT FOR MISSOURI Ethelmae Humphreys 2505 East 11th Street Joplin MO 64801 TAMKO Building Products, Inc. Chairman 1/16/2016 $50,000.00

[emphasis added]

We rest our case.

Jay Ashcroft (r) [August 2015 file photo].

Jay Ashcroft (r) [August 2015 file photo].

Jay Ashcroft’s (r) 2016 campaign for Secretary of State filed its January quarterly campaign finance report with the Missouri Ethics Commission on January 15th:

C151004: Ashcroft For Missouri

Committee Type: Candidate
12138 Mirror Lake Drive Party Affiliation: Republican
St Louis Mo 63146 Established Date: 01/06/2015
[….]

Information Reported On: 2016 – January Quarterly Report

Beginning Money on Hand $88,405.76
Monetary Receipts + $108,445.00
Monetary Expenditures – $14,446.65
Contributions Made – $310.00
Other Disbursements – $8,044.86
Subtotal $85,643.49
Ending Money On Hand $174,049.25

[emphasis added]

Contributions reported on Jay Ashcroft's (r) quarterly campaign finance report filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission on January 15, 2016.

Contributions reported on Jay Ashcroft’s (r) quarterly campaign finance report filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission on January 15, 2016.

There were twenty-three contributions of $1,000.00 or more. There was a total of seventy-four contributions in the quarter. All of the contribution came from individuals or entities in Missouri.

Some of the expenditures:

MISSOURI ETHICS COMMISSION
ITEMIZED EXPENDITURES OVER $100 SUPPLEMENTAL FORM
ASHCROFT FOR MISSOURI [pdf] 1/15/2016
[….]

Capitol Consulting, LLC P.O. Box 931 Jefferson City MO 65102 10/26/2015 fundraising $3,709.36

Capitol Consulting, LLC PO Box 931 Jefferson City MO 65102 12/1/2015 fundraising $3,095.43

Capitol Consulting, LLC PO Box 931 Jefferson City MO 65102 12/14/2015 Fundraising $5,206.42

Oh, my. Clap harder.

Previously:

Campaign Finance: Make room for daddy? (April 7, 2014)

Family ties (May 27, 2015)

Campaign Finance: you can always count on your mom (October 9, 2015)

Campaign Finance: a friend with lots of money (November 30, 2015)