Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Icet Rolls Out Southwest Missouri Support

GOP State Auditor candidate Allen Icet touted endorsements from all his state House colleagues in the 7th Congressional district during a campaign swing through Southwest Missouri Tuesday.

Icet's campaign announced that Joplin State Rep. Marylin Ruestman and former Greene County Sheriff Jack Merritt would serve as his 7th District campaign chairs.

He also announced his grass roots captains in each county. In Greene County, they include City Councilman Nick Ibarra, Circuit Clerk Steve Helms as well as GOP stalwarts Thelma Neff and Larry Russell. Prosecutor Ron Cleek has signed on to help in Christian County.

Check out Icet's endorsement page on his website, where he has question marks over the names of some House colleagues who have not yet signed on. The page seems not to be up to date to include the public endorsements of lawmakers like Rep. Shane Schoeller, Rep. Eric Burlison and others.

Icet boasts 4 State Senate endorsements, but none from Southwest Missouri.
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$$$ MONEY WATCH $$$: During the 3rd fundraising quarter, Icet raised a total $4,300 out of Southwest Missouri. Cassville Rep. David Sater donated $1000 and Marshfield Rep. Mike Cunningham donated $500.

Meanwhile Tom Schweich raised $88,575 out of Southwest Missouri zip codes.

Icet's Overall Burn Rate (% of Money Raised That's Already Been Spent): 42%
(Icet received two contributions totalling $31,000 after the Sept. 30th that are required to be reported but will show up on the 4th Quarter fundraising report.)
Tom Schweich's Overall Burn Rate: 7%

Icet is competing with former U.S. ambassador Tom Schweich for the GOP nomination.

2 comments:

calle said...

"Check out Icet's endorsement page on his website, where he has question marks over the names of some House colleagues who have not yet signed on." I believe that's the facebook-y no photo available icon, not some sign of indecision.

David Catanese said...

No photo available? These are House members.

And why would they have question marks, instead of saying "no photo available?"