We Are Missouri Sitting on $525K…
Yesterday candidate and campaigns filed their “30 Day After the primary” finance reports, basically covering the month of August.
We Are Missouri, organized labor’s campaign committee to defeat Prop A, showed it raised $1.3 million and spent $1.2 million during that period. It and now has $525,236 on-hand. I previously wrote about talking to a union source who indicated there were discussions occurring about how to use the money. The best guess is that they will use at least some of this leftover war-chest to target anti-labor legislators. The feeling is that if no political consequences are seen for passing right to work, the Republican-dominated legislature might be emboldened to revisit the issue sooner rather than later.
McDowell 30 Day Report: “Continuing Trainwreck”
Auditor Nicole Galloway raised $180,749; spent $49,290; and has $1,212,861 on-hand. And her Republican challenger Saundra McDowell continued to struggle, only raising $4,820; spending $2,981. McDowell now has $5,006 on-hand. But also her committee carries $22,911 in debt.
Plus one observer noted in the expenses this quarter: “fixing her personal car using campaign funds at the dealership where her husband sells cars…”
State Senate 30 Day After Reports
Here are the senate races I’m watching… incumbents are italicized.
Mike Cierpiot raised $18,679; spent $9,293; and has $80,504 on-hand.
Hillary Shields raised $31,309; spent $13,124; and has $91,004 on-hand.
Nice strong number from Shields.
Justin Brown raised $15,600; spent $22,137; and has $7,807 on-hand.
Ryan Dillon raised $14,159; spent $10,451; and has $70,149 on-hand.
Dillon has a nice lead on COH, but the demographics of this district make it a real strrrrrretchhhhhh.
Paul Wieland raised $45,792; spent $20,427; and has $193,437 on-hand.
Robert Butler raised $21,037; spent $17,110; and has $11,875 on-hand.
This is considered the top Dem pick-up possibility, but Butler hasn’t parlayed that into fundraising results.
Lincoln Hough raised $21,662; spent $26,058; and has $286,169 on-hand.
Charlie Norr raised $2,520; spent $9,528; and has $15,592 on-hand.
No surprises in these numbers.
Tony Luetkemeyer raised $126,100; spent $87,249; and has $116,558 on-hand.
Martin Rucker II raised $32,792; spent $6,602; and has $88,155 on-hand.
Luetkemeyer is reloading after his tough primary.
State House 30 Day After Reports
Here are the 20 House races I initially pegged as potentially competitive. As with the state senate races, Republicans are listed first, with Democrats below them.
Brenda Shields raised $10,050; spent $1,012; and has $23,524 on-hand.
Brady Lee O’Dell raised $731; spent $484; and has $311 on-hand.
Vic Allred raised $6,300; spent $11,213; and has $31,061 on-hand.
Mitch Weber raised $6,465; spent $6,725; and has $4,953 on-hand.
Kevin Corlew raised $13,990; spent $2,394; and has $16,388 on-hand.
Matt Sain raised $4,033; spent $1,576; and has $3,516 on-hand.
Mary Hill raised $3,050; spent $2,139; and has $12,951 on-hand.
Mark Ellebracht raised $11,175; spent $6,561; and has $52,706 on-hand.
Bill Kidd raised $1,250; spent $1,729; and has $55,853 on-hand.
Jessica Merrick raised $359; spent $707; and has $31 on-hand.
Dan Stacy raised $6,100; spent $1,266; and has $10,596 on-hand.
Travis Hagewood raised $986; spent $4,052; and has $2,828 on-hand.
Jeff Coleman raised $2,725; spent $3,413; and has $5,812 on-hand.
Janice Brill has not filed a report this year.
Tom Lovell raised $2,620; spent $8,748; and has $10,407 on-hand.
Keri Ingle raised $7,036; spent $3,577; and has $33,410 on-hand.
Cheri Toalson Reisch raised $4,270; spent $701; and has $11,659 on-hand.
Maren Bell Jones raised $1,774; spent $2,288; and has $188 on-hand.
Chuck Basye raised $7,676; spent $3,474; and has $35,763 on-hand.
Adrian Plank raised $2,017; spent $747; and has $5,992 on-hand.
Tom Hannegan raised $11,050; spent $2,065; and has $19,177 on-hand.
Bill Otto raised $2,870; spent $549; and has $19,129 on-hand.
Matt Matthiesen raised $3,300; spent $3,066; and has $16,046 on-hand.
Paula Brown raised $476; spent $5,781; and has $1,283 on-hand.
Jim Murphy raised $2,400; spent $6,818; and has $1,046 on-hand.
Jean Pretto raised $3,871; spent $4,598; and has $3,256 on-hand.
Mary Elizabeth Coleman raised $2,585; spent $10,739; and has $6,146 on-hand.
Mike Revis raised $3,775; spent $3,058; and has $18,746 on-hand.
Adam Schnelting raised $8,390; spent $1,042; and has $28,283 on-hand.
Peggy Sherwin raised $4,329; spent $487; and has $4,642 on-hand.
Shane Roden raised $6,775; spent $0; and has $7,100 on-hand.
Phoebe Ottomeyer raised $275; spent $43; and has $1,672 on-hand.
Dan Shaul raised $3,425; spent $2,818; and has $29,362 on-hand.
Karen Settlemoir-Berg raised $1,800; spent $1,324; and has $26,738 on-hand.
Becky Ruth raised $9,585; spent $4,298; and has $21,452 on-hand.
Dennis McDonald raised $250; spent $188; and has $211 on-hand.
Dale Wright raised $4,825; spent $3,954; and has $25,001 on-hand.
Bill Kraemer raised $830; spent $2,159; and has $139 on-hand.
Michael McGirl raised $1,900; spent $1,312; and has $20,624 on-hand.
Barbara Marco raised $2,849; spent $597; and has $2,858 on-hand.
More House 30 Day After Reports
Here are the 5 House races I’ve added to the Watch List.
Bill Falkner raised $650; spent $276; and has $2,110 on-hand.
Shane Thompson raised $4,354; spent $2,704; and has $2,864 on-hand.
Rebecca Roeber raised $6,125; spent $877; and has $34,402 on-hand.
Jim Ripley raised $1,875; spent $1,175; and has $7,811 on-hand.
Sara Walsh raised $10,042; spent $2,576; and has $28,456 on-hand.
Michela Skelton raised $6,373; spent $2,497; and has $31,363 on-hand.
Michael O’Donnell raised $1,918; spent $5,975; and has $198 on-hand.
Mike Walter raised $5,995; spent $8,302; and has $14,812 on-hand.
David Gregory raised $5,910 raised; $11,638 spent; and $52,190 on-hand.
Erica Hoffman raised $3,654; spent $544; and has $8,983 on-hand.
Follow-Up on Emerging Budget Hole
Two sources have told me that Budget Director Dan Haug is taking a wait-and-see approach to the oddly lagging individual income receipts. He’s telling folks that they won’t know anything for certain until after the first quarter.
Richardson Appreciation Event
There will be a “Speaker Todd Richardson Appreciation Banquet” tomorrow night at the Holiday Inn Ballroom in Poplar Bluff, MO. It’s at 5:30PM.
Former Public Safety director Drew Juden gives an interview and says he’s not bitter about being let go by Governor Mike Parson. But he sounds a little bitter. See it here.
Justin Brown (Senate 16) was endorsed by MO Farm Bureau. See it here.
Former Sen. John Loudon’s wife, Gina Loudon, made news for a book she’s written proving that Trump is very stable. See it here.
President Donald Trump will hold a rally at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau, MO on Thursday, September 13 at 7PM. Doors open at 4PM.
Recently there’s been a spat of new MEC filings of corporations’ “federal” committee. From a MEC geek/guru: “These are existing out of state federal pacs that are registering because of the commissions new rule. They used to just give to Missouri candidates without registering in Missouri but the commission has announced a new rule and interpretation of statutes…”
MOScout Weekender Preview
MOScout’s Weekly Poll – Remington Research survey results for the Senate 30 match-up between Republican Lincoln Hough and Democrat Charlie Norr; Hallway Index – Find out how lobbyists are handicapping the Senate Pro Tem race; Who Won the Week and more…
Centene Corporation Political Action Committee D/B/A Centene Missouri Federal PAC was formed. Its treasurer is Jeffrey Schwaneke.
Lathrop Gage Consulting Political Action Committee was formed. Its treasurer is Kim Akin.
Sherry Doctorian added Advantage Metals Recycling LLC.
Brent Evans added Dierbergs Markets; and deleted Mid American Retail Food Joint Labor Management Council, and Aclara Technologies LLC.
House Victory Committee - $7,972 from Lavender For State Rep.
Sharpe For Rep - $15,000 from Gregory Sharpe.
Property Casualty Insurers Association of America Political Account - $49,972 from Property Casualty Insurers Association of America.
Keep Government Accountable - $15,000 from Pipe Fitters Local Union 533 Volunteer Political Fund.
Keep Government Accountable - $10,000 from McBride & Son Management LLC.
Rob O'Brian For State Senate Committee - $20,000 from Rob O’ Brian.
Happy birthdays to Sheila Solon, and Kathlyn Fares.
Saturday: John Quinn.
Sunday: Dave Plemmons, Mark Habbas, Zach Pollock, Rod Jetton, Jorgen Schlemeier, Rep. Alan Green, Jack Goodman, Delbert Scott, and Garrett Webb.