paid for 15 meals worth $2,627.19 during the first 17 days of October, according to the pre-general election report filed with the Federal Election Commission.
Most of the money came from three meals recorded on the final two days covered by the report.
The FEC document shows Long's campaign contributors footed the bill for a $1,118,36 meal at the Saltgrass Steak House in Branson.
It is hard to blame Long for selecting the Branson restaurant. After all, its website says Saltgrass Steak House is known for its "great food" and "legendary hospitality."
Saltgrass Steak House's prices indicate that the $1,100 plus total would enable Long to order more than 40 smothered filets, which appear to be the most expensive item on the menu.
Or you could order 50 grilled salmon.
The $1,100 could cover baby back ribs at $21.99 could provide an economical meal for 50 people or even for 10 people who want to eat a lot.
And imagine those doggy bags.
A real deal would be the approximately 80 brisket burgers you could buy for the $1,100.
Or just $3.75 for the house frozen and rocks margaritas (the perfect drink if you's wasting away again in Branson).
The FEC report indicates most of the money spent by the Long campaign on meals was spent during a two-day period, the $1,118 spent at Saltfood Steak House on the 16th. On the following day, the Long campaign spent even more money $1,134.72 at the Capitol Hill Club, though the expense was for two separate meals, one for $924.15 and the other for $220.51.
The report shows Long raised $54,230 during the first 17 days of October and spent $68,530.25, leaving him with $725,609.46 in the bank, which would pay for more than 2,000 celebratory margaritas at the Saltfood Steak House if Long is re-elected next week.
And maybe he could ask some of his supporters to join him.