Campaign Finance: delirious joy

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Right.

Yesterday at the Missouri Ethics Commission from the PAC propping up Governor Mike Parson (r):

C180490 12/03/2019 Uniting Missouri PAC KETCHMARK & MCCREIGHT PC 11161 OVERBROOK ROAD SUITE 210 LEAWOOD KS 66211 12/3/2019 $150,000.00

[emphasis added]

Well, that’s one way to raise money from Kansas.

Governor Mike Parson (r) [2018 file photo].

Previously:

Campaign Finance: Even more happiness! (April 9, 2019)

Governor Mike Parson (r): April Campaign Finance Report – 2019 (April 17, 2019)

Campaign Finance: jump on that bandwagon (May 15, 2019)

Campaign Finance: make some, someone happy (May 21, 2019)

Campaign Finance: we’re running out of happiness references (May 21, 2019)

Campaign Finance: $25,000.00 and $10,000.00 (May 29, 2019)

Campaign Finance: adding to the total (June 3, 2019)

Campaign Finance: piling it on (June 4, 2019)

Campaign Finance: they intend to make the rubble bounce (June 11, 2019)

Campaign Finance: For what now? (June 21, 2019)

Campaign Finance: For who and what now? (June 27, 2019)

Campaign Finance: What’s another $45,000.00? (July 27, 2019)

Campaign Finance: “…if you know what happiness is to you…” (September 8, 2019)

Campaign Finance: obscenely happy (September 9, 2019)

Campaign Finance: ode to joy (September 13, 2019)

Campaign Finance: that’s why we make it here (September 19, 2019)

Campaign Finance: one of many great circles (September 23, 2019)

Campaign Finance: the bestowal of happiness (September 27, 2019)

Campaign Finance: this time, with even more happiness (October 1, 2019)

Campaign Finance: passing the happiness (November 6, 2019)

Dude’s gotta go

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Bad combover. Check. Too long red tie. Check. Orange spray tan. Check. Tiny hands. Check. Cluelessness. Check…

Early this evening:

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
Too bad. We will miss you Kamala!
[….]
5:25 PM · Dec 3, 2019

Ten minutes later, a response:

Kamala Harris @KamalaHarris
Don’t worry, Mr. President. I’ll see you at your trial.
[….]
5:35 PM · Dec 3, 2019

There is a difference.

He ain’t too bright, is he?

Senator Kamala Harris (D) [2019 file photo].

Yes, we will.

Previously:

Sen. Kamala Harris (D): “We will keep up that fight.” (December 3, 2019)

Jill Schupp (D) – a candidate in the 2nd Congressional District

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Senator Jill Schupp (D) [2016 file photo].

State Senator Jill Schupp (D) announced today that she will be a candidate in the 2nd Congressional District – the seat currently held by Ann Wagner (r):

Jill Schupp @JillSchupp
People are tired of name-calling in DC. Since my school board days, people have elected me b/c they trust me to work on their behalf & find common ground to get things done.

I’m running for Congress in #MO02 to restore civility & trust in gov’t. Join us
[….]
5:20 PM · Dec 3, 2019

If anyone can, it’ll be Jill Schupp (D).

Previously:

Sen. Jill Schupp (D): What’s up? (November 26, 2019)

HB 1547: R-E-S-P-E-C-T

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At a side gallery entry.

Yesterday was the first day of bill filing (“prefiling”) for the 2020 Regular Session (100th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session) of the Missouri General Assembly.

Today, a bill filed by a member of the Democratic Party super minority:

HB 1574
Establishes the “Respect Women’s Abortion Decisions Act”
Sponsor: Morgan, Judy (024)
Proposed Effective Date: 8/28/2020
LR Number: 3510H.01I
Last Action: 12/03/2019 – Prefiled (H)
Bill String: HB 1574
Next House Hearing: Hearing not scheduled
Calendar: Bill currently not on a House calendar

It’ll never see the calendar.

Rep. Judy Morgan (D) [2016 file photo].

Sen. Kamala Harris (D): “We will keep up that fight.”

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A short while ago:

Douglas Emhoff @douglasemhoff
I’ve got you. As always.
[….]
12:08 PM · Dec 3, 2019

From Senator Harris (D):

I am suspending my campaign today

Kamala Harris
Dec 3

Eleven months ago at the launch of our campaign in Oakland I told you all: “I am not perfect. But I will always speak with decency and moral clarity and treat all people with dignity and respect. I will lead with integrity. I will speak the truth.”

And that’s what I have tried to do every day of this campaign. So here’s the truth today.

I’ve taken stock and looked at this from every angle, and over the last few days have come to one of the hardest decisions of my life.

My campaign for president simply doesn’t have the financial resources we need to continue.

I’m not a billionaire. I can’t fund my own campaign. And as the campaign has gone on, it’s become harder and harder to raise the money we need to compete.

In good faith, I can’t tell you, my supporters and volunteers, that I have a path forward if I don’t believe I do.

So, to you my supporters, it is with deep regret — but also with deep gratitude — that I am suspending my campaign today.

But I want to be clear with you: I am still very much in this fight.

And I will keep fighting every day for what this campaign has been about. Justice for The People. All the people.

Our campaign has been about fighting for people whose voices that have not been heard or too often ignored.

We will keep up that fight.

Let’s remember: we were the first to put the injustice of inadequate teacher pay on the national agenda.

We will keep up that fight.

We were the first to demand justice for our children, declaring we would take bold executive actions to stop gun violence.

We will keep up that fight.

We were the first to demand justice for women with a plan to block unconstitutional state abortion laws.

We will keep up that fight.

And our campaign uniquely spoke to the experiences of Black women and people of color — and their importance to the success and future of this party. Our campaign demanded no one should be taken for granted by any political party.

We will keep up that fight because no one should be made to fight alone.

And I believe our campaign showed every child in America — regardless of their color or gender — that there are no limits to who can lead and hold positions of power in our country.

In that way — this campaign has been so much bigger than me.

I am extremely grateful to the hundreds of staff who moved and uprooted their lives and sacrificed time away from their families. I know our fight has been personal for each of them.

Of course, I could not have done this without my husband Doug and my entire family and friends who gave up so much to embark on this journey with me and have supported me every step of the way.

And I am grateful to the thousands of volunteers and contributors who chipped in, who knocked on doors, who made calls and who put their faith and trust in me. It has been the honor of my life to be your candidate.

And I want to be clear: although I am no longer running for President, I will do everything in my power to defeat Donald Trump and fight for the future of our country and the best of who we are.

I know you will too. So let’s do that together.

Let’s keep fighting for the America we believe in, an America free of injustice. An America that we know we can be unburdened by what has been.

Thank you.
— Kamala

Damn.

Senator Kamala Harris (D) [2019 file photo].

Previously:

Telling (September 27, 2018)

Sen. Kamala Harris (D) – West Des Moines, Iowa – August 10, 2019 (August 11, 2019)

Iowa – Meta – #ForThePeople – August 10, 2019 (August 11, 2019)

Sen. Kamala Harris (D): Iowa bus tour campaign ad (August 28, 2019)

He ain’t ever been the brightest bulb in the chandelier (October 11, 2019)

Mic drop (October 26, 2019)

HB 1346: However, actually studying for exams will still be optional for students

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Yesterday was the first day of bill filing (“prefiling”) for the 2020 Regular Session (100th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session) of the Missouri General Assembly.

Behold, some of the priorities of the republican super majority in the House:

HB 1346
Requires school districts to display “In God We Trust” in prominent locations in all schools
Sponsor: Baker, Ben (160)
Proposed Effective Date: 8/28/2020
LR Number: 3788H.01I
Last Action: 12/02/2019 – Prefiled (H)
Bill String: HB 1346
Next House Hearing: Hearing not scheduled
Calendar: Bill currently not on a House calendar

…all others pay cash.

Campaign Finance: Something’s always up, eh?

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Yesterday at the Missouri Ethics Commission:

C010014 12/02/2019 Health Care Issues Committee of the Missouri Hospital Association Southeast Health 1701 Lacey Street Cape Girardeau MO 63701 12/2/2019 $13,200.00

C010014 12/02/2019 Health Care Issues Committee of the Missouri Hospital Association BJC HealthCare 4249 Clayton Avenue, Suite 310 St Louis MO 63110 12/2/2019 $173,745.00

C010014 12/02/2019 Health Care Issues Committee of the Missouri Hospital Association Mercy Accounts Payable Shared Services PO Box 10386 Springfield MO 65808 12/2/2019 $128,287.50

C010014 12/02/2019 Health Care Issues Committee of the Missouri Hospital Association St. Luke’s Hospital 121 St. Luke’s Center Drive Chesterfield MO 63017 12/2/2019 $43,725.00

C010014 12/02/2019 Health Care Issues Committee of the Missouri Hospital Association Hannibal Regional Healthcare System, Inc. PO Box 551 Hannibal MO 63401 12/2/2019 $13,365.00

C010014 12/02/2019 Health Care Issues Committee of the Missouri Hospital Association St. Luke’s Hospital 121 St. Luke’s Center Drive Chesterfield MO 63017 12/2/2019 $7,260.00

C010014 12/02/2019 Health Care Issues Committee of the Missouri Hospital Association Saint Luke’s Health System 901 E. 104th Street Mailstop 900N Kansas City MO 64131 12/2/2019 $67,980.00

[emphasis added]

That’s a total of $447,562.50. You could send a lot a mail for that kind of money. Maybe buy a few minutes of air time, even.

HB 1302: What an interesting coincidence…

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Truth, twice.

Today was the first day of bill filing (“prefiling”) for the 2020 Regular Session (100th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session) of the Missouri General Assembly.

Behold, some of the priorities of the republican super majority in the House:

HB 1302
Limits private campground owner liability
Sponsor: Dinkins, Chris (144)
Proposed Effective Date: 8/28/2020
LR Number: 3495H.01I
Last Action: 12/02/2019 – Prefiled (H)
Bill String: HB 1302
Next House Hearing: Hearing not scheduled
Calendar: Bill currently not on a House calendar

This seems like a narrow bill set to benefit a very small number of people. I mean, everyone who knows a private campground owner raise your hands.

Right.

Representative Chris Dinkins (r):

Rep. Chris Dinkins, a Republican, represents Iron County and parts of Washington, Wayne and Reynolds Counties (District 144) in the Missouri House of Representatives. She was elected to her first term in a special election February, 2018.

In addition to her legislative duties, Rep. Dinkins is a former public school teacher who still substitutes at local schools throughout the district when called upon. Rep. Dinkins and her husband are small business owners in Reynolds County where they own and operate a campground and float outfitter…

[….]

Well…

HB 1539: Abortion

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The House.

Today was the first day of bill filing (“prefiling”) for the 2020 Regular Session (100th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session) of the Missouri General Assembly.

Behold, some of the priorities of the republican super majority in the House:

HB 1539
Establishes the “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act”
Sponsor: Richey, Doug (038)
Proposed Effective Date: 8/28/2020
LR Number: 3031H.01I
Last Action: 12/02/2019 – Prefiled (H)
Bill String: HB 1539
Next House Hearing: Hearing not scheduled
Calendar: Bill currently not on a House calendar

There will, of course, be many more like this.

HB 1446: “provides immunity…”

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Today was the first day of bill filing (“prefiling”) for the 2020 Regular Session (100th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session) of the Missouri General Assembly.

Behold, some of the priorities of the republican super majority in the House:

HB 1446
Provides immunity from civil liability for disclosures by a charity, nonprofit organization, religious organization, or church of allegations of sexual misconduct
Sponsor: Richey, Doug (038)
Proposed Effective Date: 8/28/2020
LR Number: 3068H.01I
Last Action: 12/02/2019 – Prefiled (H)
Bill String: HB 1446
Next House Hearing: Hearing not scheduled
Calendar: Bill currently not on a House calendar

The Devil is in the details. We can’t wait to see the bill language…