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UPDATED: Cures committee spends $694K on research tax through September; Bradshaw gives opposition committee $63,000 in cash, in-kind; loans it another $50,000

Updated: 2013-10-15T22:07:02Z

By DAVE HELLING

UPDATE: The Committee for Research Treatment and Cures spent $694,750 through the end of September, according to campaign finance disclosures due Tuesday.

It raised $1,009,705 during the period.

The cash went to, among other things, consultant companies run by Jeff Roe, Steve Glorioso, Larry Jacob, Pat O’Neill, and Pat Gray.

The figures do not include at least $434,000 the committee raised after Sept. 30.

The committee spent $644,750 on campaign expenses and gave $50,000 to the Jackson County Democratic Coalition, bringing total spending to $694,750.

UPDATE: Citizens for Responsible Research, Brad Bradshaw’s committee agains the research tax, reports raising $113,506 in money, in-kind donations, and loans through Sept. 30.

Bradshaw has given $56,700 in cash, loaned another $50,000, and given $6,306 in in-kind help.

It spent $97,424 — mostly on TV ads and billboards.

The figures do not include a $55,000 donation from Bradshaw on Oct. 11.

EARLIER:

Substitute teacher and former Kansas City Star reporter Jim Fitzpatrick has given $4,000 to his own Committee to Stop a Bad Cure, set up to oppose the half-cent health research tax on Jackson County’s November ballot.

The committee reports another $295 in contributions through the end of September.

Most of the money has gone for billboards and website development.

Other spending reports are expected today. We’ll add the information as it becomes available.

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