Monday, April 14, 2008

Thanks to hardship ruling, Richard swimming in cash

Thanks to the Missouri Ethics Commission's ruling that Rep. Ron Richard, R-Joplin, could keep the excess contributions he received during the first part of 2007, the speaker-in-waiting now has $158,845.43 in his campaign account.

According to the disclosure form filed Sunday with the Commission, Richard collected $15, 400 during the past three months, including maximum $325 contributions from the following:

Jerry Scott Morris, Jefferson City; James Moody, lobbyist, Jefferson City; American Family Insurance PAC, Marsh Travel, Springfield; R. J. Reynolds, Winston-Salem, N. C.; HSBC North America H-PAC, Prospect Heights, Ill.; United Healthcare Services, Minneapolis, Minn.; Phillip Hulse, realtor, Ladue; Michael Clark, real estate development, Wildwood; MGE Employees PAC, Kansas City; John Steffan, St. Louis; EOI Employees PAC, St. Louis; SWH Investments, St. Louis; Eldon Nursing and Rehab; Fayette Caring Center; Excelsior Springs Nursing and Rehab, Perryton Care Center, Fulton Nursing and Rehab, Gerald Nursing and Rehab, East Prairie Nursing Center, Brice Leutkemeyer, St. Elizabeth.

Also, MO Eye PAC, Jefferson City; Ray McCarty, lobbyist, Jefferson City; Bank of St. Elizabeth, Missouri Rental Dealers Association, Southwest Community Bank, Ozark; John Twitty, City Utilities manager, Springfield; Mark Gardner, land developer, Springfield; AB Recycling, St. Louis; Missouri Asphalt Pavement Association, Jefferson City; Archer Daniels Midland, Decatur, Ill.; Glenwood Health Care, Seymour; Grand River Health Care, Chillicothe; Grandview Health Care Center, Washington; Bayer 100, Pittsburgh, Pa.

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