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Griffith outstrips Missouri House District 60 opponent in fundraising

by Joe Gamm | October 20, 2022 at 4:03 a.m.
Rep. Dave Griffith, R-Jefferson City, is seen in this Aug. 31, 2022, photo as he speaks during a Missouri House committee hearing. (Julie Smith/News Tribune photo)

Republican incumbent Dave Griffith's campaign has raised more than 17 times that of J. Don Salcedo, his Democratic challenger for the state House of Representatives District 60 seat.

Griffith's campaign raised $178,388 this election cycle, including $3,250 during the latest reporting period (Aug. 28 through Sept. 30).

However, the Dave Griffith for State Representative campaign has also been spending its money. As of Oct. 4, according to Missouri Ethics Commission reporting, the campaign had $11,822 remaining in its war chest.

That's more than Salcedo's campaign had raised -- $10,298.

During the most recent reporting period, which included September, Griffith received $1,000 from the Associated General Contractors PAC; and $500 each from Missouri Hospital Association, Spire (energy company) PAC, Conservative Leadership Combat Proven (CLCP) PAC, and Richard Nichols. Missouri Rental Dealers Association PAC also contributed $250 to his campaign.

Salcedo's campaign had $1,184 on hand during the latest reporting period. It had raised $10,298 during the period (although $4,500 was received through a loan).

All donors of $100 or more are required to be listed in Ethics Commission records.

Salcedo received $2,000 from the It Starts Today PAC, $500 from the Cole County Democratic Central Committee; $300 from the Jefferson City Labor Council; $250 from Missouri NEA; $200 from GL and VL Schildmeyer; $150 from Justin Carver ($300 in the aggregate); and $100 from Norma and Gorden Ackley, Dustin Bax and Charles Jackson.

During the latest reporting period, the Salcedo campaign spent $3,454 on advertising, printing and signs. The campaign spent $135 on postage.

Griffith spent about $108 on supplies and about $357 on fuel.

Griffith has served two terms (four years) in the Missouri House. The district generally follows city lines, except it excludes North Jefferson City (north of the Missouri River) and a portion of the city south of U.S. 50 and west of Missouri 179.

The general election is Nov. 8.

See also:

Missouri House District 60 candidates spar over education, mental health and more

  photo  J. Don Salcedo

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