7th District candidates spent more than $1 million in primary

Missouri’s competitive race for the 7th Congressional District brought out the candidates and the money.

Eleven candidates — two Democrats, one Libertarian, and eight Republicans — were vying for the nominations of their parties. In all, candidates spent more than $1.2 million on the race, most of which was spent in the crowded Republican field.

Top spending by candidate, through July 14, 2010, according to the Federal Election Commission (with party winners boldfaced and percentage of total spending on the race in parentheses):

  • Billy Long (R) — $512,865 (40.7%)
  • Jack Goodman (R) — $322,440 (25.6%)
  • Gary Nodler (R) — $287,484 (22.8%)
  • Mike Moon (R) — $40,943 (3.3%)
  • Darrell L. Moore (R) — $40,559 (3.2%)
  • Tim Davis (D) — $19,567 (1.6%)
  • Scott Eckersley (D) — $18.692 (1.5%)
  • Jeff Wisdom (R) — $17,073 (1.4%)
  • Kevin Craig (L) — $0 (0.0%)
  • Michael Wardell (R) — $0 (0.0%)
  • Steve Hunter (R) — None reported

The race results showed a high Republican turnout: 87.4% of the 119,584 votes cast were for a Republican candidate.

Vote results by candidate for the district, according to the Missouri Secretary of State’s office (party winners boldfaced):

  • Billy Long (R) — 38,218 (32.0%)
  • Jack Goodman (R) — 30,400 (25.4%)
  • Gary Nodler (R) — 14,559 (12.2%)
  • Darrell L. Moore (R) — 9,312 (7.8%)
  • Scott Eckersley (D) — 9,210 (7.7%)
  • Tim Davis (D) — 5,489 (4.6%)
  • Jeff Wisdom (R) — 4,552 (3.8%)
  • Mike Moon (R) — 4,473 (3.7%)
  • Steve Hunter (R) — 2,173 (1.8%)
  • Michael Wardell (R) — 844 (0.7%)
  • Kevin Craig (L) — 354 (0.3%)

In the Republican primary, Long dominated Greene County,  garnering more than 42 percent of the vote. Goodman and Nodler won their home counties.

Republican Roy Blunt, who is running for U.S. Senate, has held the House seat for the past 13 years.

If you would like a spreadsheet containing this information, e-mail me at sgfnewseditor@gmail.com, and I’ll send you a copy. Complete PDFs are available below:

  • Vote totals (PDF)
  • Campaign spending (PDF)
  • County-by-county results (PDF)
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