It's not exactly the $100,000 juggernaut Sen. Gary Nodler, R-Joplin, has created, but the Independent opponent for his 32nd District Senate seat, Kim Wright, Joplin, has raised nearly $8,000 during the last quarter, according to her disclosure report, filed Oct. 10 with the Missouri Ethics Commission.
Of the $7,999.10 she has raised so far, a disturbing $3,359.11 is listed as in-kind contributions from persons giving $100 or less, which is the minimum amount for which committees have to list individual contributors.
So far, Ms. Wright has spent $4,262.11, leaving her with $3,736.99 in her bank account.
Among the largest contributors were:
Hillary Clinton Democratic Women's Club, Joplin, $325; Jasper County Democratic Committee, $300; Kevin Bussey, Neosho, $250; Missouri Federated Women, Springfield, $100; Dade County Democrats, Greenfield, $100; Shirley Bussey, Neosho, $250; Joseph Cowen, Joplin, $325; Sue Cowen, Joplin, $325; Elliott Denniston, Webb City, $500; John Fraire, Kirksville, $150; Dorothy Fulks, Webb City, $650; Herndon, Snider & Associates, Joplin, $250; Wendy Istas, Joplin, $140; Rob Lasswell, Neosho, $300; Janice Leeper, Joplin, $130; and Donna VanOtterloo, Joplin, $150.
Ms. Wright's expenditures included $1,109.25 to KOAM, $675.75 to KODE, $814.58 to Specialty Promotions, $356 to Run and Win, $125.57 to SignARama, $539.97 to Sign Elect, and $150 to Ozark Gateway Association of Realtors for room rental.