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Bev Randles (r) filed her amended quarterly campaign finance report for her 2016 Lieutenant Governor campaign with the Missouri Ethics Commission on July 16th. We’ve noted a very large dollar contribution from a single individual before. Her statewide campaign is the unique beneficiary of large contributions from Missouri republican donors who actually back rival candidates with their contributions in the republican primaries for other statewide races. That probably doesn’t make Mike Parson (r), her rival for the republican nomination, feel very good.

It was a good fundraising quarter for Bev Randles (r):

C141581: Missourians For Randles
Committee Type: Candidate
Po Box 11099 Party Affiliation: Republican
Kansas City Mo 64119 Established Date: 12/08/2014
[….]
Information Reported On: 2016 – July Quarterly Report
Beginning Money on Hand $616,012.56
Monetary Receipts + $774,230.68
Monetary Expenditures – $854,207.05
Contributions Made – $0.00
Other Disbursements – $0.00
Subtotal ($79,976.37)
Ending Money On Hand $536,036.19

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Where did the money come from?:

Contributions to Bev Randles' (r) 2016 campaign for Lieutenant Governor - July 2016 Quarterly Campaign Finance Report.

Contributions to Bev Randles’ (r) 2016 campaign for Lieutenant Governor – July 2016 Quarterly Campaign Finance Report.

The contrast is stunning.

$750,000.00 of the $774,230.68 raised in cash for Bev Randles’ (r) campaign came from three entities, two individuals (related to each other) and a PAC funded by Rex Sinquefield. The second smaller contribution for $191,850.00 from the PAC was an in-kind contribution. There were another 139 contributions to the campaign in this quarter. There was one contribution for $2,500.00, one contribution for $1,500.00, four contributions for $1,000.00, five contributions for $500.00, one contribution for $300.00, and five contributions for $250.00. The remainder were for $200.00 or less.

Some of the campaign’s expenditures in the quarter:

7/16/2016 MISSOURIANS FOR RANDLES [pdf]

Eventure Capital Group 543 Huckelberry Ct Union MO 63084 4/4/2016 Fundraising $7,171.36

Victory Enterprises 5200 30th St SW 7 Davenport IA 52802 4/4/2016 Grassroots & Digital Strategy $24,611.43

Turning Point 335 Cherry Hills Meadows Dr Wildwood MO 63040 4/16/2016 Strategy & Comm Consulting $27,000.00

Turning Point 335 Cherry Hills Meadows Dr Wildwood MO 63040 5/6/2016 Strategy & Comm Consulting $13,500.00

Eventure Capital Group 543 Huckelberry Ct Union MO 63084 5/14/2016 Fundraising $4,605.80

The Terrance Group 201 N Union St Ste 410 Alexandria VA 22314 5/24/2016 Polling $33,047.00

Victory Enterprises 5200 30th St SW 7 Davenport IA 52802 5/24/2016 Grassroots & Digital Strategy $33,553.91

SRCP Media 201 N Union St Ste 200 Alexandria VA 22314 6/3/2016 advertising $163,739.00

Turning Point 335 Cherry Hills Meadows Dr Wildwood MO 63040 6/5/2016 Strategy & Comm Consulting $13,500.00

Eventure Capital Group 543 Huckelberry Ct Union MO 63084 6/13/2016 Fundraising $4,343.97

Victory Enterprises 5200 30th St SW 7 Davenport IA 52802 6/13/2016 Grassroots & Digital Strategy $12,906.60

SRCP Media 201 N Union St Ste 200 Alexandria VA 22314 6/15/2016 advertising $133,186.00

BOTT Radio Network 10550 Barkley Ste 100 Overland Park KS 66212 6/17/2016 advertising $18,303.36

SRCP Media 201 N Union St Ste 200 Alexandria VA 22314 6/29/2016 advertising $275,926.00

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Uh, raising $750,000.00 of the $774,230.68 in the quarter from three entities probably means your campaign needs some serious work on its “Grassroots Strategy”.

Okay, that’s a lot of money for a poll. In a down ballot primary.

Advertising. That’s a lot. Think about how much there’d be without those three large dollar contributors.

Welcome to Missouri.