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Columbia Missourian

Post-election reports show $400,000 raised in final days

By Hilary Niles
December 29, 2012 | 9:00 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — Local candidates raised nearly $400,000 from 287 transactions in the final days before November's election and in the four weeks since votes were cast.

The Missourian's online database has been updated with data from the election season's final round of funds reporting required by the Missouri Ethics Commission. Itemized contributions to all local candidates during the entire 2012 primary and general election cycles are now cataloged and searchable. 

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All monetary and in-kind donations and loans are reflected in the database, including candidates' self-financing.  

Analysis shows that, in the last reporting period, Republicans outraised Democrats with a fewer number of contributions: Republicans raised $222,598 with 122 contributions, compared with $172,960 raised by Democrats with 165 contributions.

John Wright, D-Rocheport, who won his bid for the 46th House District, raised the most money. Of the $123,082 that Wright raised in the final days, $75,030 flowed from his own investment firm, Rollins Capital Partners. An additional $45,000 came from the candidate himself.

The database allows readers to search and sort by candidate, office, contributor, amount and more.

Supervising editor is Scott Swafford.