The Buzz

June 20, 2013

Hartzler leads in first quarter spending race

The Missouri Republican spent more on office staff than other local House members in first quarter, figures show.

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Rep. Sam Graves

of Missouri’s 6th district has put out a press release saying he recently returned $200,000 from his office account to to the Treasury Department.

That sent us scrambling to the quarterly

House Statement of Disbursements

to see how much money our local delegation spent on their offices in the first three months of 2013.


Vicky Hartzler,

MO-4, comes out on top — she rang up $297,216 in office expenses, the statement says.


Emanuel Cleaver

, MO-5, spent $273,007. Graves spent $240,251.


Kevin Yoder, KS-3, comes in last, spending $223,589 on his office staff, supplies, rent, and other expenses.

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