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Eric Greitens (r) [2016 file photo].

Eric Greitens (r) [2016 file photo].

Eric Greitens’ (r) 2016 gubernatorial campaign filed its 8 Day Before General Election campaign finance report with the Missouri Ethics Commission today:

C151053: Greitens For Missouri
Committee Type: Candidate
Party Affiliation: Republican
4579 Laclede Ave #138
St Louis Mo 63108
Established Date: 02/24/2015
Information Reported On: 2016 – 8 Day Before General Election-11/8/2016
Beginning Money on Hand $2,716,601.34
Monetary Receipts + $9,394,708.00
Monetary Expenditures – $8,588,466.22
Contributions Made – $455,000.00
Other Disbursements – $59,164.19
Subtotal $292,077.59
Ending Money On Hand $3,008,678.93

[emphasis added]

That’s the money raised and expenditures from October 1st to October 27th.

$6,500,000.00 (up to and including October 27th) of that $9,394,708.00 came from one entity, a PAC. The same PAC contributed another $1,500,000.00 on October 29th, past the reporting deadline. We have no idea who wrote the checks to raise money for the contributing PAC. Other contributions include a different PAC contribution of $500,000.00, a personal contribution of $500,000.00, a personal contribution of $250,000.00 (from out of state) and a few other contributions in the $100,000.00 to $50,000.00 range.

That’s not particularly grassrootsie, but it does pay [pdf] for saturating the airwaves with banal ads.

Oh, and the total receipts for this election?: $17,847,731.00


Campaign Finance: That transparency thing? (October 29, 2016)