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Previously: Campaign Finance: doing your part to support the republican campaign consultant industrial complex (September 1, 2012)

And you’ll probably get the same end result. How much does it cost to run a statewide campaign for Secretary of State and who pays for it?

Yesterday, at the Missouri Ethics Commission:

C061132 08/31/2012 SCHOELLER FOR MISSOURI Rex Sinquefield 244 Bent Walnut Westphalia MO 65085 Retired Retired 8/31/2012 $250,000.00

[emphasis added]

That’s no typo.

Gee, did anyone think to ask twelve thousand five hundred little old ladies for a $20.00 campaign contribution? Oh, right, it’s a republican candidate and republicans have been making noise about ending Medicare as we know it and privatizing Social Security. Never mind.

Meanwhile, Jason Kander (D), is also raising contributions, but in smaller amounts – today, at the Missouri Ethics Commission::

C071012 09/01/2012 KANDER FOR MISSOURI Gori, Julian & Associates, P.C. 156 N. Main St. Edwardsville IL 62025 8/30/2012 $10,000.00

C071012 09/01/2012 KANDER FOR MISSOURI Eastern Missouri Laborers’ Education and Benevolent Fund 3450 Hollenberg Drive Bridgeton MO 63044 8/31/2012 $6,000.00

[emphasis added]