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April 23, 2014

Bucshon has commanding money lead

Some reports yet to be posted by state

TERRE HAUTE — Incumbent U.S. Rep. Larry D. Bucshon of Newburgh has a commanding lead in campaign funds over fellow Republican Andrew McNeil of Freedom for the May 6 primary election, according to election reports from the Federal Election Commission.

That race was among many for which campaign finance reports were filed on Friday, released on Monday.

Bucshon, a former heart surgeon seeking re-election to the District 8 Congressional seat, raised $134,168 in an April quarterly report, filed on April 15. That reporting period extends from Jan. 1 to March 31. For the year to date, Bucshon had receipts of $743,401. Bucshon showed expenditures of $51,807 during the reporting period, with $240,239 in expenditures year to date, leaving his campaign with $505,320 cash on hand.

Bucshon reports $47,486 of contributions were from individuals during the reporting period and $86,668 came from political action committees.

Andrew McNeil of Freedom raised $1,005 during the April quarterly period, with year-to-date receipts of $26,902, with expenditures of $24,013, leaving $2,888 in cash on hand.

Contributors listed for the election report include $100 from Phyllis McNeil of Freedom and $500 from Tammora K. McNeil of Middletown, Ill. Tammora McNeil has a total of $1,300 in year-to-date contributions.

In a look at Bucshon’s report, contributors from Terre Haute include $500 from John Lukens of Terre Haute, an insurance agent, for a total of $3,500 year-to-date; $1,095 from David R. Lundstrom of Terre Haute, owner of Lundco LLC; $500 from Ivan Mike Morris of Terre Haute, president of Morris Trucking; $300 from Lori Danielson of Terre Haute, vice president of Clabber Girl Corp.; $500 from Paul Thrift of Terre Haute, president of Thompson Thrift Development, for total of $5,100 year-to-date; $250 Rachel J. Leslie of Terre Haute, director of advancement operations at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College; and $100 from Committee to Elect Jon Ford of Terre Haute;

Another contribution was $500 from John Steve Blair of Paris, Ill., chairman and CEO of Feutz Construction Inc., for a year-to-date total of $2,500.

Some other contributions include $400 from Frederick Bell of Huntingburg, president of Parke-Bell, doing business as Touch of Class, for total of $3,000 for year-to-date contribution; $1,000 from John W. Brand of Lebanon, president of Butler Fairman Seufert, for total of $2,500 year-to-date contribution; $250 from Kathryn A. Briscoe of Evansville, a real estate agent, for $1,550 year-to-date total; $1,500 from Douglas Evan Godshall of Medfield, CEO of HeartWise Inc; $2,600 from Michael R. Hinton, consulting engineer with Bernardin Lochmueller & Associates for total of $5,200 year-to-date contribution; $2,600 from Keith Lochmueller, CEO of Bernardin Lochmueller & Associates, for total of $5,200 year-to-date; $2,500 from Daniel Simms of Gibsonia, Pa., manager of United Mining Equipment; $2,500 from Norma Simms of Gibsonia, Pa., retired;  $2,500 from Susan E. Simms of Gibsonia, Pa., registered nurse; and $350 from Gary K. Sitterud of Orangeville, Utah, a coal miner.

Some political action committees, or PACs, listed as contributing to Bucshon include $5,000 from American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery ENTPAC, for total of $10,000 year-to-date; $1,000 from Altria Group Inc. (ALTRIAPAC) of Washington, D.C.; $1,000 from Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCAPAC) of Alexandria, Va., for $2,000 year-to-date total; $4,000 from American Academy of Dermatology Association (SKINPAC) of Washington, D.C. for total of $6,500 year-to-date total; $1,000 from American Academy of Neurology Professional Association (BRAINPAC) of Washington, D.C., for $2,000 year-to-date contribution; $4,000 from American Academy of Ophthalmology Inc. (OPHTHPAC) of San Francisco, Calf., for total of $5,000 year-to-date.

More PACs include $2,000 from American Association of Neurological Surgeons PAC of Washington, D.C., for total of $4,500 year-to-date; $2,500 from American College of Cardiology PAC of Washington, D.C., for $7,500 total year-to-date; $1,000 from Action Committee for Rural Electrification (ACRE) National Rural Electric Cooperative of Arlington, Va., for $4,000 total year-to-date; $3,000 from American College of Radiology Association PAC of Washington, D.C., for total of $8,000 year-to-date; $2,500 American Congress of OB-GYNS PAC, for $3,500 total year-to-date; $4,000 Dealers Election Action Committee of the National Automotive Dealers Association of McLean, Va., for total of $5,000 year-to-date.

Also $1,000 General Electric Co. PAC of Washington, D.C., for total of $3,500 year-to-date; $2,000 Google Inc. NETPAC of Washington, D.C.; $1,000 Microsoft Corp. PAC of Redmond, Wash.; $1,000 JPMorgan Chase & Co. Federal PAC of Washington, D.C.; $1,500 National Beer Wholesalers Association PAC of Alexandria, Va., for total of $5,000 year-to-date; $3,000 from National Emergency Medicine PAC of Irving, Texas, for total of $10,000 year-to-date; $1,000 Republican Mainstreet Partnership PAC of Washington, D.C., for total of $6,000 year-to-date; $1,000 Safari Club International PAC of Tucson, Ariz.

No federal April quarterly report is listed for Democrat Tom Spangler of Jasper, who is unopposed on the Democratic primary ballot for the District 8 Congressional seat.

Indiana’s election reports are expected to be online within a week.

J. Bradley King, co-director of the Indiana Elections Division, said the division expects to have campaign finance reports for state candidates online by April 30.

Reporter Howard Greninger can be reached at 812-231-4204 or howard.

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