The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Bunting out fund-raises, out spends Rhoades

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  • Election day is just days away, but one major deadline for candidates passed this week.
    Campaign finance reports were filed.
    In the Kansas House Dist. 72 race both incumbent Marc Rhoades and challenger Barbara Bunting filed reports with the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission.
    Bunting both raised more money and spent more money for the period of Jan. 1, 2014, through July 24, 2014.
    Bunting's campaign reported $23,075 in contributions. Rhoades reported $12,765.
    The Bunting report shows total expenditures of $40,675.49 in the reporting period — Rhoades report shows $23,512.25 in expenditures during the period.
    Both campaigns reported donations from Poltical Action Committees. Combined, the campaigns accepted $6,450 in donations from PACs. PAC donations represented 11.9 percent of the Bunting donations, 27.5 percent of the Rhoades donations.
    The Bunting campaign accepted donations from Kansas Advancing Women ($500), Kansas National Education Association ($500), KTLA PAC ($150), Kansas Rural Independent Telecoms ($250), HCA Political Action Committee ($350), Morris County Republican Committee ($500) and the Kansas Contractors Association ($500).
    The Rhoades campaign accepted donations from Kansas Bankers Association PAC ($500), Community Banker's Association PAC ($100), Kansas Realtors PAC ($250), American Freedom PAC ($500), Kansas Medical Society PAC ($500), Kansas Contractors Association PAC ($100), Kansas Dental PAC ($250), ACEC of Kansas PAC ($300), AT&T of Kansas PAC ($200), Kansas Society of CPA's PAC ($250), Kansas Hospital Assocaition PAC ($250), Kansas Cable PAC ($250) and PMCA Gas PAC ($250).
    Bunting reported a $25,000 loan by herself and her husband to the campaign.
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