A review of the Missouri Ethics Commission reports show that all three men accepted donations strictly from individuals.
The race to replace term-limited Rep. Lindell Shumake (R-Hannibal) in the Missouri House has now drawn in five figures in donations.
Three men, each from a different part of the 5th District, are seeking Shumake's spot. Candidates are required to submit quarterly fundraising reports to comply with Missouri Ethics Commission regulations.
Loren Graham, Neal Minor, and Louis Riggs are all running as Republicans. With no Democrats or third-party candidates, the seat will basically be decided in the August Republican primary.
The candidates ramped up fundraising efforts in the final quarter of 2017, with total contributions so far in this election to the three campaigns topping the $10,000 mark.
Graham, the mayor of Palmyra, raised $5,500 dollars in the last quarter. Part of that total includes a $2,200 loan to the campaign from himself. Including money raised previously and deducting nearly $1,000 in expenses, Graham had $5,600 on hand as of the Jan. 15 filing deadline.
Riggs, a professor at Hannibal-LaGrange University, raised close to $3,000 in the final quarter. As of the most recent report, he now has $5,050 on hand, including money previously donated and close to $900 in expenses.
Minor, the mayor of Monroe City, has taken in $150 in donations with negligible expenses.
A review of the Missouri Ethics Commission reports show that all three men accepted donations strictly from individuals. No businesses, corporations, or Political Action Committees have yet to donate to any of the candidates.
The district encompasses Marion and Shelby Counties and the northern portion of Monroe County, including the cities of Hannibal, Palmyra, Shelbina and Monroe City.
Shumake is part of a tough battle for the 18th State Senate District being vacated by term-limited Sen. Brian Munzlinger (R-Williamstown). He faces two other House Republicans, Nate Walker and Craig Redmon, and Shelbina businesswoman Cindy O'Laughlin. Like the House District 5 race, that race is expected to be decided in the primary.