With two weeks left before the Aug. 3 primary, Sen. Gary Nodler, R-Joplin, is down to $76,000 in the bank, according to his Pre-Primary report, filed today with the Federal Election Commission.
Nodler raised $15,965 since the beginning of July, the report said, and spent $67,409.92, leaving him with $76,042.82.
Among those contributing during the past two weeks were Speaker of the House Ron Richard, R-Joplin, and Rep. Tom Flanigan, R-Carthage, $995 apiece, lobbyist William Shoehigh, $1,000, American Dental PAC, Washington, D. C. $2,500; Expedida, Inc., Bellevue, Wash., $1,000; Sabre Holdings Corporation, Washington, D. C. $1,000.
Nodler began his heavy spending on television in the Joplin market, spending $1,479 on Fox 14, $4,587.50 on KOAM, $3,527.50 on KODE, $4,118.25 on KSN, and $2,381.70 on Cable One. In addition, he continued the Springfield TV market campaigning he started earlier, paying $11,222.25 to KY3, $6,256 to KOLR, and $1,445 to KSPR
Faulkner Strategies, Granger, Ind., received $8,348.5 for a "pro-life mailer." Other expenditures included:
-$2,500 to Brooke Holt, Springfield, campaign consulting
-$6,682.60 to On Media, Springfield
-$5,000 to Wilson Research Strategies
-$1,090 to Ozark Adworks, Joplin, for production and media costs