Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Out-of district money continues to fuel Nodler campaign
Sen. Gary Nodler's campaign war chest has passed the $120,000 mark, according to the quarterly disclosure form filed Wednesday with the Missouri Ethics Commission.
During the past month, Nodler's campaign has received $16,950 and spent $9,531.83, leaving him with $120,034.17.
No contributors from the three-county (Jasper, Newton, and Dade) area that Nodler represents are listed among those pouring money into his campaign, according to the disclosure form.
He may have received $25 in local money, since that amount is listed as the money Nodler received in contributions below $100, which do not have to be listed individually.
Nodler received at least $2,600 from pharmaceutical interests, $3,900 from banking interests, $1,300 from insurance interests, and $1,625 from health industry interests.
Those contributing the maximum $650 to Nodler were:
Credit Union PAC, Missuori Leadership Fund, AstraZeneca, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, FEAPAC, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Missouri, Missouri Dental PAC, Kansas City Power & Light, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturing of America, AGC Missouri PAC, Anheuser-Busch, Anheuser-Busch Employees' Credit Union, Johnson & Johnson Services, AGC of St. Louis PAC, Missouri Bankers Association Ozark Region PAC, Missouri Bankers Association River Heritage Region PAC, Missouri Bankers Association Capitol Region PAC; Missouri Bankers Association Truman Region PAC, Bank of America Missouri PAC, and HCA Missouri Good Government Fund.
The contributions also include three $325 contributions from various entities established by the Missouri Hospital Association, and a $325 contribution from the Missouri State Teachers Association Impact Fund.
The disclosure form's expenditures area indicates nearly all of the money spent by the Nodler campaign went to the campaigns of 13 Republican State Senate candidates, including Sen. Norma Champion, R-Springfield, all of whom received the maximum $650, and to the campaign of state auditor candidate Sandra Thomas, who also received $650.
The campaign reported spending $99 for advertising, and no other money that is directed to the senator's re-election campaign against independent candidate Kim Wright.