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Dining, drinks and groceries account for roughly 13-15 percent of Hoerner, Kolker spending

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By Record News | Oct 31, 2018


SPRINGFIELD – Fifth District appellate court candidate Kevin Hoerner spent $14,496.90 on itemized bills at restaurants and taverns this year through Sept. 30, state election board records show.

Hoerner also spent $622.62 in March at Schnucks. 

In total itemized spending of $113,076.61, that amount exceeds 13 percent. 

St. Clair County Associate Judge Christopher Kolker, running for circuit judge, spent $6,927.06 on itemized bills at restaurants and taverns. 

In total itemized spending of $45,787.19, that amount equals 15 percent. 

Hoerner paid $3,490 to Mr. BBQ’s Rib Shack in Millstadt in March. 

He paid $4,897.10 to Lux Bar of Chicago for a fundraiser in August.  

He paid $2,000 to Lieferbrau of Red Bud for an event in September. 

In the Soulard district of St. Louis, he paid $989.16 in a visit to John D. McGurk’s and $512.50 in a visit to Mission Taco Joint. 

He paid five bills at Fletcher’s in Belleville for $278.25, five at Tavern on the Main in Belleville for $336.62, and five at Nothing Bundt Cake in Fairview Heights for $235. 

He paid two at Jimmy John’s, for $534.45. 

In Red Bud, he paid $439.69 for a visit at Office Bar and Grill and $394.48 for a visit to Opera House Bistro. 

In Belleville, he paid $232.15 for a visit to Corner Chill and $157.50 for a visit to Tim and Joe’s Tavern. 

He also spent $1,900 sponsoring golf tournaments. 

Kolker paid six bills at Fairview Lounge in Fairview Heights, for $772.51. 

He paid five bills at Spike's in Belleville for $832.93 and five at Tavern on the Main, for $497.21.

He paid four at Show Me's in Fairview Heights, for $678.91. 

He paid three at Agostino’s in Fairview Heights, for $515.34. 

He paid three at Houlihan’s in Fairview Heights, for $174.55. 

He paid two at Porter’s Steakhouse in Collinsville, for $878.64, and two at Seven in Belleville, for $167.11. 

In single visits, he paid $452.33 at Woody’s in Caseyville, $298.93 at Lucky’s Bar and Grill in Swansea, $215.97 at Chop House in O’Fallon, $185.69 at Good Tymes Saloon in Dupo, and $167.66 at TBD in Fairview Heights. 

Kolker also bought groceries at Schnuck’s markets, $650.38 in April.

Hoerner, a Democrat, faces Republican Justice David Overstreet in next week’s election.

The campaign committee for Overstreet spent less than 3 percent of its total on food and/or drinks. Friends of Justice Overstreet has raised closed to $67,000 this year; it spent $800 on "fundraising food" at Doubletree Hotel in Collinsville in June and $1,200 at Green Hills Golf Club in Mt. Vernon in September.

Kolker's Republican opponent, Laninya Cason, has not organized a campaign finance committee.

   

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