Friday, July 13, 2012
Martin: Koster gets his money from special interests; I get mine from David Humphreys
The report has not been filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission yet, but the Ed Martin campaign released its fundraising totals today, trumpeting more than $400,000 in contributions from nearly 500 sources.
Of course, if you eliminate the quarter of a million that David Humphreys of Joplin's TAMKO gave Martin on May 31, that total is just $150,000. So naturally, Martin gives a big salute to Humphreys in his news release, which is printed below.
The Ed Martin for Attorney General Campaign released second quarter fundraising results on Friday, in advance of the Missouri Ethics Commission filing deadline on July 15. The numbers released ahead of the full report show strong momentum behind Martin.
The Martin campaign will report more than $400,000 raised from almost 500 contributors. One of the most notable contributions this past quarter came from TAMKO Building Products CEO David Humphreys.
Ed Martin campaign manager Steve Michael said: “The fundraising numbers are a strong indicator of the momentum this campaign has going into November. This quarter was marked by one of the largest donations in Missouri history and by a very strong grassroots fundraising effort with close to 500 donations. Our results are starkly better than Koster's early numbers, who raised mostly from unions and other liberal special interests. Clearly, Missourians are fed up with Chris Koster's ethically deficient conduct, and are responding in a big way to the Ed Martin message of clean government, reform, and stand-up leadership for Missouri’s conservative values.”
The complete report is due at the Missouri Ethics Commission by July 15. The final numbers released today show the Ed Martin campaign with 491 donations totaling $400,525.48 in the second quarter of 2012, which ended on June 30, and $564,830.18 cash on hand. Fundraisers with Texas Governor Rick Perry and former Governor Matt Blunt, as well as Mr. Humphreys’ donation, gave the campaign added boosts entering the next four months.