It would be an understatement to say that Democratic challenger Rich Meyer is a little behind in fundraising in his challenge to incumbent Ed Emery, R-Lamar, in the 126h District House of Representatives.
According to his quarterly financial disclosure statement, Meyer received $759 in contributions and spent $477.40, leaving him with $281.60.
The only sizable individual contribution listed on the statement was $200 from the Mel Carnahan Democratic PAC. That contribution should come as no surprise since Meyer is the chairman of that PAC.
Meyer's biggest expenditure, $345, went to Full House Signs & Printing for campaign ads.
Emery's campaign reported receiving $491.25 during the last quarter, all coming from a loan from Emery himself. Despite that lack of activity, the Lamar Republican still has $6,231.52 in his account.
Emery reported spending $1,674.87, including $269.25 to Goldspot.com, Aberdeen, N. J. for campaign gifts, $619.70 to Central Travel, Jefferson City, for United Airlines travel, and $250 to the American Legislative Exchange Council, Washington, D. C. for its annual meeting.
The American Legislative Exchange Council has been a leading proponent of school vouchers, and registration for that meeting was also cited in the quarterly campaign disclosure report of 127th District State Representative Steve Hunter, R-Joplin.