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Heartland Resurgence (that reads so right wingnutty, in a post-apocalyptic sort of way) has been running same independent television ads about Jason Kander (D) who is running against the incumbent Roy Blunt (r) for the U.S. Senate. We haven’t seen the ads, so we thought we’d follow the money, via the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

An expenditure report from August 28, 2016, which had to be reported to the FEC within forty-eight hours:

SCHEDULE E

INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURES
FILING FEC-1097344 [pdf]
Committee: HEARTLAND RESURGENCE

Multi Media Services
915 King Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Purpose of Expenditure: TV Advertising
Name of Federal Candidate supported or opposed by expenditure: Jason Kander
Candidate ID: S6MO00362
Office Sought: Senate
State is Missouri in District
Date of Disbursement or Obligation = 08/29/2016
Date of Public Distribution/Dissemination = 08/29/2016
Person Completing Form: Gregg Hartley
Date Signed = 08/29/2016
Amount Expended = $129500.00
Calendar YTD Per Election for Office Sought = $129[,]500.00

Subtotal of Itemized Independent Expenditures = $129500
Subtotal of Unitemized Independent Expenditures = $0
Total Expenditures This Period = $129500

[emphasis added]

$129,500.00 is a lot of television time.

And another expenditure report, this time from June 15, 2016:

SCHEDULE E
INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURES
FILING FEC-1077637 [pdf]

Committee: HEARTLAND RESURGENCE

Majority Strategies
12854 Kenan Drive
Suite 145
Jacksonville, Florida 32258

Purpose of Expenditure: Digital Advertising
Name of Federal Candidate supported or opposed by expenditure: Jason Kander
Candidate ID: S6MO00362
Office Sought: Senate
State is Missouri in District
Date of Disbursement or Obligation = 06/13/2016
Date of Public Distribution/Dissemination = 06/15/2016
Person Completing Form: Aaron Willard
Date Signed = 06/15/2016
Amount Expended = $51500.00
Calendar YTD Per Election for Office Sought = $55500.00

Pioneer Outdoor
1936 East Sunshine Street
Suite B
Springfield, Missouri 65804

Purpose of Expenditure: Digital Billboards
Name of Federal Candidate supported or opposed by expenditure: Roy Blunt
Candidate ID: S0MO00183
Office Sought: Senate
State is Missouri in District
Date of Disbursement or Obligation = 02/12/2016
Date of Public Distribution/Dissemination = 06/15/2016
Person Completing Form: Aaron Willard
Date Signed = 06/15/2016
Amount Expended = $4000.00
Calendar YTD Per Election for Office Sought = $4000.00

Subtotal of Itemized Independent Expenditures = $55500
Subtotal of Unitemized Independent Expenditures = $0
Total Expenditures This Period = $55500

[emphasis added]

Might this be a generational thing? The younger candidate, with possibly a younger voting base, gets subjected to “digital advertising”. The older incumbent, with a much older voting base, gets “digital billboards.”

So, who’s helping to pay for all this? From the July Quarterly report filed with the FEC on July 15, 2016, covering the period from April 1 to June 30, 2016:

ITEMIZED RECEIPTS
All Listed Line Numbers

Committee: HEARTLAND RESURGENCE [pdf]
Contributor’s Name Contributor’s Address Employer/Occupation Memo/Description Memo Text Date Amount ($) Aggregate ($)Limits

August Busch 1 Mid Rivers Mall Dr Suite 210 St. Peters, Missouri 63376 Retired / Retired 04/08/2016 25000.00 25000.00

Cloakroom Advisors 100 M Street SE 5th Floor Washington, DC 20003 In-kind – Strategic Consulting 04/01/2016 6500.00 26000.00
Cloakroom Advisors 100 M Street SE 5th Floor Washington, DC 20003 In-kind – Strategic Consulting 05/01/2016 6500.00 32500.00
Cloakroom Advisors 100 M Street SE 5th Floor Washington, DC 20003 In-kind – Strategic Consulting 06/01/2016 6500.00 39000.00

Florida Crystals Corp. One North Clematis Street Suite 200 West Palm Beach, Florida 33401 05/05/2016 25000.00 25000.00

Herzog Contracting 600 South Riverside Rd. St. Joseph, Missouri 64507 05/09/2016 5000.00 5000.00

Jed Manocherian 18 East 50th Street New York, New York 10022 Self-Employed / Real Estate Investor 06/08/2016 20000.00 20000.00

MedPay 1650 E. Battlefield, Suite 300 Springfield, Missouri 65804 06/08/2016 2000.00 2000.00

The Chickasaw Nation PO Box 1548 Ada, Oklahoma 74820 06/16/2016 25000.00 25000.00

US Sugar Corp. 111 Ponce Del Leon Avenue Clewiston, Florida 33440 05/02/2016 25000.00 25000.00

That’s an interesting collection.

First question: Is Cloakroom Advisors some sort of club or a recovery group? Just asking. It sounds kind of like something at a junior high school. I find it interesting that the committee obviously considers Washington, D.C; New York City; West Palm Beach, Florida; and Clewiston, Florida part of the “heartland”. Okay, that would be a matter of opinion. A second question: What did Jason Kander ever do to piss off the Chickasaw Nation? Just asking.

Let’s take a look at a bit if the Missouri contributors’ state (not federal) history of campaign contributions via the Missouri Ethics Commission to see if we can ascertain their motivation(s):

MECID Committee Name Report Contributor Name/Address Employer/Occupation Contribution Date Contribution Amount Monetary/In-Kind Committee

C111194 CITIZENS FOR KENNETH W WILSON July Quarterly Report Herzog Contracting Corp P O Box 1089 St Joseph MO 64502
06/08/2016 $1,000.00 Monetary No
C141055 HANAWAY FOR GOVERNOR, INC July Quarterly Report Herzog Contracting Corp PO Box 1089 St Joseph MO 64502 NA/NA 06/16/2016 $50,000.00 Monetary No
C141055 HANAWAY FOR GOVERNOR, INC 30 Day After Primary Election-8/2/2016 Herzog Contracting Corp P O Box 1089 St Joseph MO 64502 07/22/2016 $100,000.00 Monetary No
C141055 HANAWAY FOR GOVERNOR, INC April Quarterly Report Herzog Contracting Corp. PO Box 1089 Saint Joseph MO 64502
03/25/2016 $25,000.00 Monetary No
C151004 ASHCROFT FOR MISSOURI July Quarterly Report Herzog Contracting Corp. P.O. Box 1089 St. Joseph MO 64502
04/05/2016 $25,000.00 Monetary No C151006
AGC OF MO PAC July Quarterly Report Herzog Contracting Corp. P. O. Box 1089 St Joseph MO 64502 06/13/2016 $1,051.00
Monetary No
C151006 AGC OF MO PAC April Quarterly Report Herzog Contracting Corp. P. O. BOx 1089 St Joseph MO 64502 01/12/2016 $250.00 Monetary No
C151006 AGC OF MO PAC April Quarterly Report Herzog Contracting Corp. P. O. Box 1089 St Joseph MO 64502 03/02/2016 $800.00 In-Kind No
C151102 EIGEL FOR MISSOURI 30 Day After Primary Election-8/2/2016 Herzog Contracting Corp PO Box 1089 St Joseph MO 64052 07/27/2016 $50,000.00 Monetary No
C151102 EIGEL FOR MISSOURI 8 Day Before Primary Election-8/2/2016 Herzog Contracting Corp PO Box 1089 St Joseph MO 64502 07/13/2016 $100,000.00 Monetary No
C151132 HAWLEY FOR MISSOURI April Quarterly Report Herzog Contracting Corp PO Box 1089 St. Joseph MO 64502
03/25/2016 $25,000.00 Monetary No
C151132 HAWLEY FOR MISSOURI 30 Day After Primary Election-8/2/2016 Herzog Contracting Corp PO Box 1089 St. Joseph MO 64502 07/22/2016 $100,000.00 Monetary No
C161078 DR DAN BROWN FOR TREASURER July Quarterly Report Herzog Contracting Corp 600 S Riverside St Joseph MO 64507
04/19/2016 $25,000.00 Monetary No

That’s quite a lineup of right wingnut candidates. It might be safe to say that Jason Kander (D) is not their favorite candidate.

MECID Committee Name Report Contributor Name/Address Employer/Occupation Contribution Date Contribution Amount Monetary/In-Kind Committee

C061248 FRIENDS OF RICK STREAM July Quarterly Report August Busch 1 Mid Rivers Mall Drive Suite 210 St. Peters MO 63376 Retired 06/10/2016 $1,000.00 Monetary No
C081145 CITIZENS TO ELECT KURT SCHAEFER ATTORNEY GENERAL April Quarterly Report August Busch 1 Mid Rivers Mall, Ste. 210 St Peters MO 63376 retired/retired 03/28/2016 $10,000.00 Monetary No

Again, you get the picture.

MECID Committee Name Report Contributor Name/Address Employer/Occupation Contribution Date Contribution Amount Monetary/In-Kind Committee

C000465 COMMITTEE FOR THE FUTURE 40 Day Before General Municipal Election-4/5/2016 Med Pay Inc PO Box 10909 Springfield MO 65804 02/12/2016 $500.00 Monetary No

No clue there. Though the future seems to fare less well than “Heartland Resurgence”.

Update:

It’s who you know.

FEC FORM 1
STATEMENT OF ORGANIZATION
FILING FEC-1096908

1. Heartland Resurgence
    300 M Street SE
    Suite 402
    Washington, DC 20003
    NOTE: Address is different than previously reported
    Email: heartlandresurgence@gmail.com
2. Date: 08/25/2016
3. FEC Committee ID #: C00544551
This committee supports/opposes more than one Federal candidate and is NOT a separate segregated fund or a party committee.
Affiliated Committees/Organizations
NONE

Custodian of Records:
Aaron Willard
PO Box 902
Chesterfield, MO 63006
Title: Custodian of Records
[….]

Treasurer:
Gregg Hartley

300 M Street SE
Suite 402
Washington, DC 20003
Title: Treasurer
[….]

Designated Agent(s):
Banks or Depositories
Bank of America
7800 Forsyth Blvd.
Clayton, Missouri 63105

Signed: Gregg Hartley
Date Signed: 08/25/2016

[emphasis added]

….Gregg Hartley provides his clients with a connection to a broad number of key Republicans in both the U.S. House and Senate. Hartley was the senior staffer and advisor for eighteen years to U.S. House of Representative Roy Blunt (R-MO), the former Republican Whip of the US House of Representatives. As Chief of Staff to the Whip, he was part of the leadership staff who worked for the then Speaker, Majority Leader, Conference Chair, and seven other leadership offices. From the Republican Whip Office, Hartley directed coalition efforts, working with outside groups in “grow the vote” activities….