GOP legislators help Myers' campaign

Tuesday, September 10, 2002

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Republican lawmakers and interest groups provided close to two-thirds of the money state Rep. Peter Myers raised during the most recent campaign finance disclosure period.

Myers, R-Sikeston, is seeking a third term in the Missouri House of Representatives from the 160th District, which, due to redistricting, consists of western Scott County and a small portion of southern Cape Girardeau County. Democrat Donnie Kiefer, a Chaffee businessman, is challenging Myers in the Nov. 5 election.

Myers raised $4,820 from July 26 through Aug. 31, the period covered by reports submitted to the Missouri Ethics Commission.

He spent $3,611.81 and had $15,518.10 in the bank.

Fellow GOP legislators gave Myers $1,250 combined. State Reps. Catherine Hanaway of Warson Woods, Richard Byrd of St. Louis and Rob Mayer of Dexter each contributed the $300 maximum for a House campaign.

U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson of Cape Girardeau donated $250, while state Rep. Jason Crowell of Cape Girardeau gave $100.

Various interest groups provided a total of $1,800, including maximum donations from the Verizon Good Government Club, the Missouri Society of Anesthesiologists, the Missouri Motor Carriers and the Missouri School Alliance.

Kiefer raised $6,495, more than Myers during the latest reporting period.

However, Kiefer's $5,015.19 remaining cash on hand was less than a third of that reported by the incumbent.

Kiefer had spent $3,652.54 and reported $3,000 in debt.

Kiefer received $1,200 from interest groups, all of which came in maximum donations from four labor unions.

The Cape Girardeau County Democratic Committee and state Rep. Russ Carnahan, D-St. Louis, also contributed the maximum to Kiefer.

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WHO GAVE WHAT TO WHOM

Itemized contributions to candidates for state representative in the 160th District for the reporting period of July 26 through Aug. 31. Listed are donor, city of residence and amount:REP. PETER MYERS, R

Terry Crowell, Cape Girardeau, $200; Mrs. Terry Crowell, Cape Girardeau, $200; Jason Crowell, Cape Girardeau, $100; Jo Ann Emerson, Cape Girardeau, $250; Credit Union PAC of Missouri, St. Louis, $200; Verizon Good Government Club, Jefferson City, $200; Realtors PAC, Columbia, $300; Missouri Gaming Co., Riverside, $150; Missouri Society of Anesthesiologists PAC, Jefferson City, $300; Richard G. Byrd for State Representative, St. Louis, $300; Missourians for Mayer, Dexter, $300; Citizens for Hanaway, St. Louis, $300; Motor Carriers Public Affairs, Sugar Creek, $300; Missouri School Alliance PAC, Jefferson City, $250.DONNIE KIEFER, D

Cape Girardeau County Democratic Committee, Jackson, $300; Southeast Missouri Building Trades Council, Cape Girardeau, $300; CHIPP Political Fund, St. Louis, $300; Schlichten, Bogard & Denton, St. Louis, $300; Electrical Workers Voluntary Political Fund, St. Louis, $300; Russ Carnahan, St. Louis, $300; IBEW Local No. 702, West Frankfort, Ill., $300; H.B. Rice, Chaffee, $150; Ron Whitaker, Chaffee, $300; Pete Dooley, Chaffee, $200; Deb Vaught, Sikeston, $250; Kielhafner Farms, Oran, $300; William Earrel, Sikeston, $250; Essner Farms, Benton, $300; James Eftink, Oran, $150; Jerry Burge, Sikeston, $200.

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