The figures represent the aggregate amount an individual or organization as contributed to a campaign (general election or primary) by
Contributions cover both actual money given to a candidate as well as what are called in-kind contributions. Those are non-monetary contributions (such as food, use of an automobile, etc.). The amount reported for an in-kind contribution is supposed to represent the fair market value of the service or resource provided.
the time of the report.
Contributions that have been returned to a contributor are substracted from the contribution total. If the entire amount contributed as been returned, the display will show $0 for the contribution total. A negative figure suggests that a contribution made in a prior reporting period was returned subsequently.
The search is case sensitive.
A maximum of only 3000 records will be displayed. If you get a warning that the maximum number of items has been reached, try restricting your search. Contributors are displayed in the order of the size of the contribution, with the largest first.
This page searches data from the latest comprehensive digital finance report filed by a candidate with the Missouri Elections Commission.
These figures do NOT include subsequent, separate reports that a candidate is required to file within 48 hours after receiving a contribution in excess of $5,000. To view those reports, go to the Missouri Ethics Commission campaign finance reports page.
The contributor disclosure list does not represent the total amount of money received by a campaign. Although all contributions by a political committee must be disclosed, only a contribution by an individual that is greater than $100 must be reported.
For some campaigns, a majority of the finances can come from contributions small enough as to not require contributor disclosure.
Also, the contribution list this page searches does NOT include loans.
Unlike other offices, federal law does not require candidates for the U.S. Senate to file electronic reports.
For digital information, the Federal Elections Commission's Web site refers queries on candidate contributions to a private company, NIC Technologies, INC, located in Virgina.
NIC's page suggests that they have compiled the data from electronic reports of contributors, although how data was converted is not made completely clear.
NIC does not indicate the date range covered for a report, although dates are provided for specific contributions, some going back to the 1990s.
MDN's data is limited to contributions made in 2009 and 2010.
Independent expenditures on behalf of a candidate (over which the candidate has no control) have not been included in the figures.
At present, because of the huge number of individual contributors, the figures presented on MDN are limited to committee and organization contributions.