Continuing his practice of raising money from a broad base of support, Democratic Lieutenant Governor Candidate Sam Page reported raising $307,327.69 from 511 contributors, for an average of $601.42 per donor.
"I'm thankful for the wide support I've received from throughout Missouri," Page said. "Missourians are looking for a lieutenant governor who advocates for them, not just wealthy contributors."
Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder reported an average of $3,427 per donor with 184 individual donors. Half of Kinder's money raised this reporting period came from one family in the form of three $100,000 donations.
Today's ethics report filing comes on the heels of a leaked polling memo that shows Page neck and neck with the incumbent Peter Kinder. National trend, good ballot position and an opponent with a "toothless" message all seem to be falling in Page's favor wrote Dave Drebes of the Arch City Chronicle and MOScout.
Thursday, September 04, 2008
Joplin contributions center of Page attack on Kinder
The $300,000 in contributions Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder received last week from the Humphreys family of Joplin are at the center of Democratic candidate Sam Page's latest news release issued today: