Dems spending heavily in lt. governor primary election race

Thursday, July 29, 2004

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Democratic contenders for lieutenant governor have virtually emptied their campaign treasuries in advance of Tuesday's primary election.

As of July 22, Senate Minority Floor Leader Ken Jacob of Columbia and former Secretary of State Bekki Cook of Cape Girardeau each had less than $2,800 in cash on hand, according to their latest campaign finance disclosure reports.

During the first three weeks of July, Cook spent almost $381,700, with Jacob not far behind at $327,000 in expenditures.

Meanwhile, Senate President Pro Tem Peter Kinder of Cape Girardeau, after spending about $131,500, was sitting on nearly $222,000 that he could carry into the general election campaign should he claim the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor over former state Rep. Patricia Secrest of Manchester, who reported having about $19,600 in the bank. She made no expenditures.

During the recent reporting period, Jacob collected $100,454 in cash contributions, nearly double the $51,302 in receipts Cook reported.

Close to half of Jacob's money, $48,800, came from Democratic Party committees or interest groups, primarily labor unions. Cook received $11,000 from such sources, about one-fifth of her total collections.

Kinder took in $19,825, of which $1,250 came from special interest or Republican Party committees for a mere 6.3 percent of total receipts.

Secrest raised just $450, all of which came from private individuals giving $100 or less.

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CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTORS

Individual contributors who gave the maximum donation of $1,200 to candidates for lieutenant governor for the reporting period of July 1 through July 22. Listed are donor and city of residence:Bekki Cook, D-Cape Girardeau

Joseph Bednar Jr., Jefferson City; Henry, Henry, Englebrecht, Williams, West Plains; St. Louis Area Realtors, St. Louis; Donning Co. Publishers, Marceline; Rosalyn Kling, Villa Ridge; Dick Galamba, Kansas City; Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 562, St. Louis; Cap America Inc., Fredericktown; Douglas Dowd, St. Louis; Dowd & Dowd, St. Louis; James Dowd, St. Louis; David Hill, Burlington, Calif.Ken Jacob, D-Columbia

Anita Robb, Kansas City; Glaziers, Architectural Metal and Glassworkers Local 513; Goldenberg, Miller, Heller & Antognoli, Edwardsville, Ill.; Healthlink, St. Louis; International Union of Elevator Constructors Local 3, St. Louis; Matt Fulson, Columbia; James Haupt, Ballwin; John Ribaste, Lee's Summit; Nancy Walther, St. Louis; Teamsters Local 245, Springfield; St. Louis Area Realtors, St. Louis; Teamsters Local 600, St. Louis; United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local 777, Harrisonville; Carpeters Local 978, Springfield; Dougherty Leadership Committee, Jefferson City; Central Bancompany, Jefferson City; Mark Carlton, Columbia; Plumbers and Pipefitters Fund, St. Louis; Teamsters Joint Council 13, St. Louis; Teamsters Local 688, St. Louis; Carpenters Local, Oak Grove; Nancy Sublette, Columbia.Peter Kinder, R-Cape Girardeau

J. Neal Ethridge, Springfield; Adele Hall, Shawnee Mission, Kan.; Donald Hall, Shawnee Mission, Kan.; Ann Hux, Sikeston; Evergreen Investments, Lebanon; Riley James, Sikeston; William Roberti, Southport, Conn.; Tri-State Water Treatment Inc., Cape Girardeau.Patricia Secrest, R-Manchester

None

Source: Missouri Ethics Commission

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