The month of July was a good one for Rep. Marilyn Ruestman, R-Joplin, who picked up $5,650 in contributions to give her $60,531.23 in the bank.
Her 131st District opponent, Ben Carnahan, has $899.60, according to his disclosure report. Carnahan received $675 in contributions, with $650 coming from unions. He reported spending $1,543.65, with most of the money going for signs.
Ms. Ruestman's most recent disclosure report, filed Friday with the Missouri Ethics Commission, shows at least $1,900 from health care interests and $1,275 from banking interests.