The campaign war chest of Rep. Marilyn Ruestman, R-Joplin, received an infusion of $8,750 in September, but spent $11,307.73, leaving it with $57,227.39, according to documents filed this week with the Missouri Ethics Commission.
Ms. Ruestman received six in-district contributions, not counting the $1,500 donated by the 127th Legislative District Committee.
Maximum $325 contributions were received from the following:
James and Barbara Hicklin, Joplin; Lawrence Kloeppel, Joplin, Nick and Dee Kanakis, Joplin, Anheuser-Busch, St. Louis; FEAPAC of Missouri, Overland Park, Kan.; Missouri Insurance Coalition PAC; Southwest MODENT PAC, Jefferson City; Missouri Hospital Association PAC, Jefferson City; Missouri Dental PAC, Jefferson City; HBAM PAC, Jefferson City; MOAHA PAC, Jefferson City; Realtors PAC, Columbia; Friends of Tilley, Perryville; Missouri Bankers Associatiaon Capital Region, Jefferson City; Missouri Bankers Association, River Heritage Region, Jefferson City; Missouri Bankers Association Ozark Region PAC, Jefferson City.
Ms. Ruestman's balance far outweighs that of her Democratic opponent, Ben Carnahan of Neosho, whose financial disclosure statement showed contributions of $1,720 and $66 in expenditures in September.
Those contributing the maximum $325 were:
Sue Cowen, Joplin; Joseph Cowen, Joplin; Hillary Clinton Democratic Women's Club, Joplin; IBEW Local 95 Voluntary Political Fund, Joplin.