Saturday, April 15, 2006

Contributors pay Ruestman's NRA dues

It shouldn't surprise anyone that Rep. Marilyn Ruestman, the Joplin Republican who sponsored the frontier justice bill recently passed by the House, is a card-carrying member of the National Rifle Association.
According to the April quarterly campaign disclosure report filed earlier this week with the Missouri Ethics Commission, Ms. Ruestman's $35 one-year membership was paid for by Citizens for Ruestman.
The expenditure was part of $4,931.94 spent by the Ruestman campaign during the past three months. No contributions were reported, leaving the campaign with $50,624.12.
Among the expenditures listed were: $101.40 for a subscription to the Neosho Daily News, $300 for contract labor to Dustin Storm, Webb City; $204.27 to the Department of Natural Resources for advertising, $1,500 tot he 131st Legislative District Committee, $1,500 to the 127th District Legislative Committee; and $475 to the 129th District Legislative Committee (the committee expenditures were listed as reimbursements) and $548.57 to Dell Financial Services, Austin, Texas, for a new computer.

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