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160th District incumbent outspending challenger

Thursday, October 31, 2002

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Republican state Rep. Peter Myers had spent nearly three times as much as Democratic challenger Donnie Kiefer in their contest for the 160th District House seat.

As of Oct. 24, Myers, of Sikeston, Mo., had spent $49,981 on his campaign for a third term. Kiefer, a Chaffee businessman, had spent $16,871 in his bid to unseat the incumbent.

During the course of the race to date, Myers had raised $62,545 compared to $24,430 collected by Kiefer.

For the final push before Election Day, Myers reported $10,857 in cash on hand, slightly ahead of Kiefer, who had $7,534 in the bank.

The final campaign disclosure reports to be submitted to the Missouri Ethics Commission prior to the Nov. 5 elections covered campaign activity from Oct. 1 through Oct. 24.

During that period Myers raised $9,280. Of that amount, 49 percent, or $4,525, came from Republican Party committees or interest groups, including some representing the banking and health care industries.

Myers spent $20,931, the bulk of which was for advertising.

Most of the $3,490 Kiefer raised came in small, non-itemized donations he received at fund-raising events. He reported just five itemized contributions totaling $1,400. All but one were for the $300 maximum for a House raise, including a donation from the Byrd Township Democrats. The Missouri AFL-CIO gave him $200.

Kiefer spent $5,561, mainly on advertising and a fish fry fundraising event.

The 160th District represents western Scott County and a small portion of southern Cape Girardeau County.

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Itemized contributions to candidates for state representative in the 160th District for the reporting period of Oct. 1 through Oct. 24. Listed are donor, city of residence and amount:REP. PETER MYERS, R-SIKESTON

Dale and Marsha Haskell, Cape Girardeau, $225; Bill Holmes, Oran, $125; Leslie Herbst, Chaffee, $255; David Herbst, Chaffee, $275; Southwestern Bell Missouri Employees PAC, St. Louis, $275; Ste. Genevieve Care Center, Ste. Genevieve, $150; Missouri Health Care Association, Jefferson City, $300; Missouri Medical PAC, Jefferson City, $300; William B. Dillon, Sikeston, $200; Floyd E. Presley Jr., Sikeston, $200; FEA PAC, Kansas City, $200; Rely on Your Beliefs Fund, Washington, D.C., $300; Scott County Republican Party, Sikeston, $300; Mary Foster, Montgomery City, $125; Dwayne C. Lorenz, Sikeston, $200; Hallmark Global Services Inc., Kansas City, $300; Clearview Nursing Center, Sikeston, $300; Richard D. Kiheffen, Sikeston, $250; Missouri State Teachers Association, Columbia, $150; New Prime Inc., Springfield, $150; ABC PAC, Mission, Kan., $250; Credit Union PAC, St. Louis, $300; Missouri Asphalt Pavement Association, Jefferson City, $300; Comittee for Political Action for CPAs, St. Louis, $300; Jetton for Speaker Pro Tem, Jefferson City, $300; Friends of Rod Jetton, Marble Hill, $300; Missouri Bankers Association River Heritage PAC, Jefferson City, $300; Bank of America PAC, St. Louis, $200; Finch, Temples and Marchbanks, Cape Girardeau, $150; John Nux Jr., Sikeston, $300; Environmental Systems Products Holdings Inc., Sikeston, $200; Kansas City Life Employees PAC, Kansas City, $150.DONNIE KIEFER, D-CHAFFEE

Byrd Township Democrats, Jackson, $300; Rice P. Burns, Sikeston, $300; Steve Taylor, Sikeston, $300; H. Marvin Gilmore, Sikeston, $300; Missouri AFL-CIO, Jefferson City, $200.


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