Sunday, July 30, 2006

Hunter quarterly disclosure failed to note $15,000 in contributions

Somebody in the Grassroots for Hunter campaign forgot to check the laundry. The Monroe Street Laundry, that is.
In his initial quarterly campaign disclosure form, filed July 15 with the Missouri Ethics Commission, Steve Hunter, R-Joplin, reported that he received no contributions in April, May, and June.
An amended report, filed Saturday, indicates he received $15,000 from 10 legislative committees on May 8. Hunter's campaign treasurer is his wife, Jasper County Public Administrator Rita Hunter.
Hunter received $1,600 apiece from the 14th Legislative Republican District Committee,the Republican 18th Legislative Committee, the 15th Legislative District Republican Committee, the 12th District Legislative Committee, the 16th Legislative Republican Committee, the 17th Legislative Republican Committee,the 23rd Senatorial Republican Committee, and the 2nd Senatorial Republican Committee.
Contributing $1,200 was the 19th District Legislative Republican Committee, while the 89th District Legislative Republican Committee gave $1,000.
All of those committees have the same mailing address: 320 Monroe, St. Charles, Mo. 63301.
The report was filed on the same day as the Hunter campaign filed its eight days before the election disclosure form, which showed $2,650 in contributions, including maximum $325 donations from:
Missouri Medical PAC, Missouri Bankers Association River Heritage PAC, Missouri Bankers Association Pony Express PAC, Missouri Bankers Association Truman PAC, Missouri Bankers Association Gateway Region PAC, and Bank of America PAC.
He received $300 from Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturing of America and Motor Carriers Association Public Affairs, and $100 from Edison Schools.

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