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Topeka The race to represent the 3rd state Senate district has become a high-dollar affair between Republican incumbent Roger Pine of Linwood and Democratic challenger Tom Holland of Baldwin City.
Much of Pine's campaign funds came from Republican Party officials and business interests, while much of Holland's campaign funds came from labor organizations, according to finance reports filed this week with the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission.
The reports cover the three-month period from July 25 through Oct. 23.
Holland had $63,064 at the start of the period, raised $39,745 and spent $100,626. That left him with $2,183 cash on hand.
Pine had $35,248 at the start of the period, raised $63,578 and spent $59,815. That left him with $39,010 cash on hand.
Holland received $1,000 from Chesapeake Operating Inc. of Oklahoma City; Kansas State UAW of Kansas City, Kan.; Marilyn Berdick of Palatine, Ill.; Millwrights Union Local 1529 of Kansas City, Mo.; United Brotherhood of Carpenters 777 of Harrisonville Mo; Carpenter's Local Union 61 of Kansas City, Mo.; United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local 714 of Olathe; Carpenters Local 27 L of Oak Grove, Mo.; Carpenters Local Union 1925 of Columbia, Mo.; Local 1445 Capenters PAC of Topeka; Local 124 Voluntary Political Fund of Kansas City, Mo.; Carpenters Local 918 PAC of Manhattan; Local 124 Voluntary PAC of Kansas City, Mo.; Carpenters District Council of Kansas City, Mo.; Kansas-National Education Association of Topeka; United Steel Workers Local 307 of Topeka; Carpenters Local 110 of St. Joseph, Mo.; Carpenters Local 945 of Jefferson City, Mo.; Carpenters Local 311 of Joplin, Mo.; United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners 1904, Parkville, Mo.; Carpenters for Sound Legislation of Jefferson City, Mo.; KTLA Consumer Civil Justice of Topeka; Carpenters Local 1329 of Independence, Mo.; Northeast Kansas Building and Construction Trades Council of Topeka; John Bottenberg of Topeka; and Local Union 168 of Kansas City, Kan.
Pine's biggest contributor was the Kansas Republican Senatorial Committee, which gave him $20,000. Monsanto Co. chipped in $2,000.
His $1,000 contributors included the Kansas Credit Union Legislative Action Committee of Topeka; Embarq Corporation PAC of Kansas of Topeka; Kansas Medical Society PAC of Topeka; Mid-Kansas Electric Co. LLC of Hays; Senate Republican Leadership Committee of Topeka; Kansas Chamber of Commerce and Industry PAC of Topeka; Jordan Austin NRA of Fairfax, Va.; BP North America PAC of Warrenville, Ill.; Hallmark Cards Inc. of Kansas City Mo.; Syngenta of Greensboro, N.C.; Restore America PAC of Topeka; KCP&L Power PAC of Kansas City, Mo.; KS-SCI PAC of Louisburg; and Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation of Mayetta.
Libertarian Patrick Wilbur had $1,343 at the start of the period, raised $3,615, and spent $4,906. That left him with $53 cash on hand.
Wilbur's top contributions included $500 from Rob Hodgkinson of Stillwell, $250 from DFC Construction Co. of Lawrence and $200 from Mike Wilson of Salina.