Tuesday, October 16, 2012

October Quarter Numbers

Under Special Reports, there’s an excel file with fundraising numbers from the most recent reports for every contested election this cycle.  See/download it here.


Statewide Notes


Plenty of money on-hand for each candidate to numb us during the next three weeks.


Lieutenant Governor

Susan Montee and Peter Kinder head into the final stretch with approximately the same amount of ammo.  Montee had $270K on-hand, and Kinder had $268K on-hand.  Since the fundraising deadline, Kinder has reported $45K in large checks and Montee has reported $31K similar checks.


Attorney General

Fundraising blow-out continues with Koster up $2 million on Ed Martin.


Secretary of State

Schoeller hasn’t been able to put together a very big war-chest to run TV in the final three weeks.  He had about $300K on-hand compared to Kander’s $1 million.  Their large checks since this report have run even as well with Kander edging Schoeller out in that category also.



McNary had his best quarter ever, but it’s too little too late.  He’s still down a fat million on incumbent Clint Zweifel.


Senate Notes

Senate 1

Sifton finished with $35K on-hand.  The campaign appears to be spending the money as it comes in, an aggressive strategy with their limited resources.  Lembke was sitting on ten times that amount ($358K), but yielded the initiative for a late push.  With yesterday’s revelation that Sifton has a $250+ friend in Missouri’s Future political group, this playing field has been made more even.


Senate 3

Romine ahead of Fallert, about twice as much on-hand.  Looks like Republicans will hold this one.


Senate 17

Silvey swamping Democratic Reeves.  Another missed Democratic opportunity.


Senate 19

While I expect this to be a close race, Schaefer has done his best to widen it through fundraising.  He has $300K more than Mary Still.   And as important in that calculation is that Schaefer’s already spent $200+K on media in his last report.



MOScout News

The long-awaited…. MOScout Forecast revisions will be out tomorrow… Can you stand it?



Wilson Launches Solar Business

Renew Missour’s PJ Wilson sent an email announcing his new business venture…


Good news!  My business partner Paul and I have launched a website called CompareMySolar.com that lets you get instant estimates from local solar contractors who would be happy to install solar on your roof.  Just enter your zip code, and you’ll instantly have realistic estimates, and if you enter your address it’ll show you a Google Maps image of your house, and you can quickly request specific customized quotes for your own roof within minutes – all from the comfort of your computer, and all free. It’s“live” in Missouri now – check it!..


If you don’t live in Missouri, not to worry!  We’ll expand the site to your state soon.  Please check out the site anyway – you can enter my zip code (65201) to get a feel for how the site works...


Keep on the Sunny Side,

PJ Wilson



Akin Gets Aid

Todd Akin continues to look rightward for support.  He’s not exactly running a general election campaign.  Recently Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee announced a get out the vote effort here.  And JC Watts came in for a fundraiser.



Slay’s Quarter

Mayor Francis Slay had another strong quarter, generally unaffected by the November elections. He has $1.5 million on-hand.  The expenditures are beginning to show the outline of his Spring reelection campaign, with new staff, new workers, and other expenses.  The report shows about $50K worth of in-kind contributions and direct expenditures to/for A Safer Missouri for printing and canvassing during the month of September.  Slay for Mayor has teams going door to door citywide on Prop A for 6 weeks.


Slay’s fundraising team is headed by Matt Lieberman, aided by Angela Bingaman who, according to Facebook, may be in the hospital right now in labor…



Other St. Louis Bits

At his fundraiser last night, Rep. Jake Hummel got an introduction from Slay.  The crowd of about 200 labor and politico types met at IBEW’s hall.



And… Rep. Chris Carter gets elected to St. Louis City alderman today.



Lobbyist Registrations

From the Pelopidas website:


Tim Dollar added MO Association of Trial Attorneys.

Matt Hill added Sight Savers America.

Larry Rohrbach added Oracle America Inc.



$5K+ Contributions

Missourians for Randles - $10,000 from Spence for Governor.

Supporters of Health Research and Treatments - $35,000 from Williams Danforth.

Supporters of Health Research and Treatments - $35,000 from John McDonnell.

Supporters of Health Research and Treatments - $35,000 from Sam and Marilyn Fox.

Citizens for Timothy Jones - $10,000 from Express Scripts Inc.

Committee to Elect Kent Hampton - $21,539 from House Republican Committee.

CWA District 6 Political Education Committee - $30,000 from CWA COPE.

MO House Democratic Campaign Committee - $6,650 from Citizens for Vicki Lorenz Englund.

Committee to Elect Jeff Roorda - $6,322 from Missouri Democratic State Committee.

Committee to Elect Jim Hansen - $35,741 from House Republican Committee.

Missouri Health Care Association PAC - $40,000 from System Service Inc.

Citizens to Elect Jeffrey Boyd - $15,577 from Citizens to Elect Jeffrey Boyd.

Scott Sifton for Senate - $10,000 from Missouri Democratic Senatorial Committee.

MO Democratic State Committee - $25,000 from Civic Service Inc.

Missouri Senate Campaign Committee - $25,000 from QC Holdings Inc.

Missouri Senate Campaign Committee - $12,500 from Schnuck Markets Inc.

Missouri Senate Campaign Committee - $10,000 from Schmitt for Senate.

Missouri Senate Campaign Committee - $20,000 from Lamping for Senate.

Committee to Elect Jeff Roorda - $6,322 from Missouri Democratic Senate Committee.

Missouri’s Future - $10,000 from The Simon Law Firm PC.

Missouri’s Future - $10,000 from Onder, Shilton O’Leary & Peterson LLC.

Friends for Fallert - $11,330 from Missouri Democratic State Committee.

Komo for Missouri – $5,502 from Missouri State Democratic Committee.

Komo for Missouri - $5,001 from Jake Hummel Campaign Fund.




Happy birthday to former Sen. Rita Days (62).




To Axiom’s Christian Morgan on the birth of son, Schaefer Pearce Morgan.