Ken Knuppe tied with Ron Volesky as the third candidates for governor to file their 2009 campaign finance reports. Their reports became available earlier today via the Secretary of State website (www.sdsos.gov). The deadline is Feb. 1. Yet to show up are the reports for Scott Munsterman, Dave Knudson and Gordon Howie. Here’s the snapshot summaries for the four who have filed so far.
Knuppe, a rancher from the Buffalo Gap area who is seeking the Republican nomination, broke about even in 2009. He began the year with $6,193 cash on hand and ended 2009 with $6,170 cash on hand. In between he raised just about $13,404 and spent about $13,426. He also received in-kind contributions valued at $780. He owes no debt nor obligation.
Volesky, a former legislator and lawyer in Huron, is running for the Democratic nomination. His 2009 report contains only zeroes. He reported raising no money, spending no money, borrowing no money, owing no money, receiving no in-kind contributions, and having no money on hand at the end of 2009.
Scott Heidepriem was the second candidate for governor to get his 2009 report in. Heidepriem, a state senator and lawyer from Sioux Falls, is seeking the Democratic nomination. His report is more complex. He took in $26,125 of unitemized contributions and $241,189 of itemized contributions from individuals. He also received $17,310 of political party money from legislative candidates’ campaign committees and from state- and county-level Democratic Party organizations; $23,575 from South Dakota-based political action committees; and $30,628 from federal-level PACs. Together his direct contributions totaled $338,827. He also had in-kind contributions valued at $6,695. His total spending came to $147,053. He also owes himself $4,050. He started the campaign last summer with $729 cash on hand, evidently transferred from his old state Senate campaign account. He finished the year with $196,553 cash on hand.
Lt. Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s report was the first filed. Daugaard, who previously was CEO for the Children’s Home Society based in Sioux Falls, is seeking the Republican nomination for governor. He’s been running the longest and the hardest. His campaign account reflects that. He began 2009 with $811,583 cash on hand. He raised $728,082 in direct contributions in 2009 and received $22,054 in other income (such as bank account interest). His in-kind contributions were valued at $27,306. He reported spending $283,442 for the year. He finished 2009 with $1,278,277 cash on hand. His direct contributions included $21,952 of unitemized contributions and $693,438 of itemized contributions from individuals; $542 from the Yankton TARs (Teen Age Republicans) group; $7,500 from South Dakota-based political action committees; and $4,650 from federal-level PACs. He reported no debts or obligations.