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You may have noticed that we spend a lot of time perusing campaign finance reports available online from the Missouri Ethics Commission. We see interesting things.

For instance, this political action committee:

C051257: Citizens For Insurance Reform

Committee Type: Political Action
101 East High Street
Jefferson City Mo 65101
Established Date: 11/02/2005
[….]

Treasurer [….]
Donna Schellman
101 East High Street

Jefferson City Mo 65101

[emphasis added]

And this political action committee:

C051251: Alliance For Elderly Health Care

Committee Type: Political Action
101 East High Street
Jefferson City Mo 65101
Established Date: 11/01/2005
[….]

Treasurer [….]
Donna Schellman
101 East High Street

Jefferson City Mo 65101

[emphasis added]

And this political action committee:

C051259: Citizens For New Health Care Concepts

Committee Type: Political Action
101 East High Street
Jefferson City Mo 65101
Established Date: 11/02/2005
[….]

Treasurer [….]
Donna Schellman
101 East High Street

Jefferson City Mo 65101

Fancy that.

You’d think all these citizens and alliances would be grass rootsie. You’d think.

C051257: Citizens For Insurance Reform

[….]

Information Reported On: 2016 – January Quarterly Report

Beginning Money on Hand $3,582.50
Monetary Receipts + $4,000.00
Monetary Expenditures – $0.00
Contributions Made – $7,500.00
Other Disbursements – $0.00
Subtotal ($3,500.00)
Ending Money On Hand $82.50

They took in $4,000.00, disbursed $7,500.00 and had a balance at the end of the quarter of $82.50. That’s cutting it close.

Some of the details:

MISSOURI ETHICS COMMISSION
CONTRIBUTIONS AND LOANS RECEIVED
CITIZENS FOR INSURANCE REFORM [pdf] 1/13/2016

Capital Health Management, Inc. PO Box 7688 Columbia, MO 65205 12/1/2015 $4,000.00

[….]

EXPENDITURES AND CONTRIBUTIONS MADE

Schmitt For Missouri PO Box 220722 Kirkwood MO 63122 12/3/2015 $2,500.00

Missourians For Peter Kinder PO Box 712 Jefferson City MO 65102 12/14/2015 $2,500.00

Hanaway for Governor, Inc. 7509 NW Tiffany Springs Parkway, Ste. 300 Kansas City MO 64153 12/31/2015 $2,500.00

[emphasis added]

Aside from giving the same amount to rival republican gubernatorial candidates, nothing particularly remarkable.

Then there’s this:

C051251: Alliance For Elderly Health Care

[….]

Information Reported On: 2016 – January Quarterly Report

Beginning Money on Hand $4,298.05
Monetary Receipts + $4,000.00
Monetary Expenditures – $0.00
Contributions Made – $7,500.00
Other Disbursements – $0.00
Subtotal ($3,500.00)
Ending Money On Hand $798.05

[emphasis added]

They took in $4,000.00, disbursed $7,500.00 and had a balance at the end of the quarter of $798.05. Other than the balance, it’s all so familiar.

Some of the details:

MISSOURI ETHICS COMMISSION
CONTRIBUTIONS AND LOANS RECEIVED
ALLIANCE FOR ELDERLY HEALTH CARE [pdf] 1/13/2016

Capital Health Management, Inc. PO Box 7688 Columbia, MO 65205 12/1/2015 $4,000.00

[….]

EXPENDITURES AND CONTRIBUTIONS MADE

Schmitt For Missouri PO Box 220722 Kirkwood MO 63122 12/3/2015 $2,500.00

Anne Zerr For Missouri PO Box 1191 St Charles MO 63302 12/10/2015 $2,500.00

Missourians For Peter Kinder PO Box 712 Jefferson City MO 65102 12/14/2015 $2,500.00

[emphasis added]

What, nothing for Catherine Hanaway (r)?

And there’s this:

C051259: Citizens For New Health Care Concepts

[….]

Information Reported On: 2016 – January Quarterly Report

Beginning Money on Hand $2,896.05
Monetary Receipts + $4,000.00
Monetary Expenditures – $0.00
Contributions Made – $5,000.00
Other Disbursements – $0.00
Subtotal ($1,000.00)
Ending Money On Hand $1,896.05

[emphasis added]

They took in $4,000.00 and disbursed $5,000.00. They didn’t have enough to drop another $2,500.00 on another candidate.

Still, it’s all so familiar:

MISSOURI ETHICS COMMISSION
CONTRIBUTIONS AND LOANS RECEIVED
CITIZENS FOR NEW HEALTH CARE CONCEPTS [pdf] 1/13/2016

Capital Health Management, Inc. PO Box 7688 Columbia, MO 65205 12/1/2015 $4,000.00

[….]

EXPENDITURES AND CONTRIBUTIONS MADE

Missourians For Peter Kinder PO Box 712 Jefferson City MO 65102 12/14/2015 $2,500.00

Schmitt For Missouri PO Box 220722 Kirkwood MO 63122 12/3/2015 $2,500.00

[emphasis added]

Nothing for Catherine Hanaway (r) again. Not that her campaign has a history of suffering.

You’ve just got to love the “sincere” committee names. But, wouldn’t it have been easier just to write one check?