Jason Kander (D): GOTV has its moments

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Yesterday from Jason Kander (D), via Twitter:

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Jason Kander ‏@JasonKander
Sorry to lose your vote, but on behalf of our volunteers, thank you for putting on pants.

Drew Stuart @woodave41
Definitely not voting for Jason Kander. One of his minions came to the door, which forced me to put on pants in order to answer said door…

3:19 PM – 24 Sep 2016

Were the minions wearing blue overalls and goggles? Just asking.

Why would anyone feel the need to directly contact a candidate with a complaint and confession like that?

Campaign Finance: how transparency is supposed to work

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There is a difference. A big difference.

Today at the Missouri Ethics Commission for the Democratic Attorneys General Association – Missouri PAC:

C091291 09/24/2016 DEMOCRATIC ATTORNEYS GENERAL ASSOCIATION – MISSOURI LegalShield PO Box 145 Ada OK 74820 9/23/2016 $10,000.00

C091291 09/24/2016 DEMOCRATIC ATTORNEYS GENERAL ASSOCIATION – MISSOURI Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP 850 Third Ave Fl, 14th Floor New York NY 10022 9/23/2016 $10,000.00

C091291 09/24/2016 DEMOCRATIC ATTORNEYS GENERAL ASSOCIATION – MISSOURI American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers 1667 K Street NW, Suite 700 Washington DC 20006 9/23/2016 $15,000.00

C091291 09/24/2016 DEMOCRATIC ATTORNEYS GENERAL ASSOCIATION – MISSOURI Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP Embarcadero Center West, 275 Battery Street, 29th Floor San Francisco CA 94111 9/23/2016 $15,000.00

C091291 09/24/2016 DEMOCRATIC ATTORNEYS GENERAL ASSOCIATION – MISSOURI Barrack, Rodos & Bacine 3300 Two Commerce Square, 2001 Market Street Philadelphia PA 19103 9/23/2016 $15,000.00

C091291 09/24/2016 DEMOCRATIC ATTORNEYS GENERAL ASSOCIATION – MISSOURI Property Casualty Insurers Association of America 8700 West Bryn Mawr Ave, Suite 1200s Chicago IL 60631 9/23/2016 $15,000.00

C091291 09/24/2016 DEMOCRATIC ATTORNEYS GENERAL ASSOCIATION – MISSOURI Argentum Silver PAC 1650 King St, STE 602 Alexandria VA 22314 9/23/2016 $15,000.00

C091291 09/24/2016 DEMOCRATIC ATTORNEYS GENERAL ASSOCIATION – MISSOURI Sunovision 84 Waterford Drive Marlborough MA 01752 9/23/2016 $25,000.00

C091291 09/24/2016 DEMOCRATIC ATTORNEYS GENERAL ASSOCIATION – MISSOURI Altria Client Services LLC PO Box 85088 Richmond VA 23285 9/23/2016 $25,000.00

C091291 09/24/2016 DEMOCRATIC ATTORNEYS GENERAL ASSOCIATION – MISSOURI Relix Inc 313 Washington St #400, Newton MA 02458 9/23/2016 $25,000.00

C091291 09/24/2016 DEMOCRATIC ATTORNEYS GENERAL ASSOCIATION – MISSOURI UPS PAC 55 Glenlake PKWY NE Atlanta GA 30328
9/23/2016 $25,000.00

C091291 09/24/2016 DEMOCRATIC ATTORNEYS GENERAL ASSOCIATION – MISSOURI Aflac Inc 1932 Wynnton Road Columbus GA 31999 9/23/2016 $25,000.00

C091291 09/24/2016 DEMOCRATIC ATTORNEYS GENERAL ASSOCIATION – MISSOURI AAJ PAC 777 6th Street NW, STE. 200 Washington DC 20001 9/23/2016 $50,000.00

C091291 09/24/2016 DEMOCRATIC ATTORNEYS GENERAL ASSOCIATION – MISSOURI Visa PO Box 203730 Austin TX 78720
9/23/2016 $50,000.00

C091291 09/24/2016 DEMOCRATIC ATTORNEYS GENERAL ASSOCIATION – MISSOURI Comcast Financial Agency Corporation 1701 JFK Boulevard Philadelphia PA 19103 9/23/2016 $60,000.00

[emphasis added]

$380,000.00. In this instance we know who wrote the checks.

Previously:

Campaign Finance: the $2,000,000.00 (and counting) candidate (September 4, 2016)

Campaign Finance: just passing through…

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July in west central Missouri.

July in west central Missouri.

The last complete campaign finance report for RSLC [Republican State Leadership Committee]-Missouri PAC, via the Missouri Ethics Commission:

C051039: Rslc-Missouri Pac
Committee Type: Political Action
1201 F Street Nw Ste 675
Washington Dc 20004
Established Date: 02/10/2005
[….]
Information Reported On: 2015 – January Quarterly Report
Beginning Money on Hand $84.75
Monetary Receipts + $500.00
Monetary Expenditures – $113.00
Contributions Made – $0.00
Other Disbursements – $0.00
Subtotal $387.00
Ending Money On Hand $471.75

[emphasis added]

$84.75? You’ve got to be kidding. The reports filed since this one were “limited activity” reports.

Then, today:

C051039 09/23/2016 RSLC-MISSOURI PAC Republican State Leadership Committee 1201 F Street, NW Suite 675 Washington DC 20004 9/22/2016 $200,000.00

[emphasis added]

And quick as that:

C091129 09/23/2016 PARSON FOR MISSOURI RSLC – Missouri PAC 1201 F Street NW Suite 675 Washington DC 20004 9/22/2016 $200,000.00

[emphasis added]

Who’s paying for this?

There’s an RSLC PAC listed at the Federal Election Commission with the same address which hasn’t filed anything since 2012.

So much for transparency. And because there are no limits in Missouri, evidently republican PACs just like to dump their money here.

Campaign Finance: ante up

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Eric Greitens (r) [2016 file photo].

Eric Greitens (r) [2016 file photo].

Today at the Missouri Ethics Commission for Eric Greitens’ (r) 2016 gubernatorial campaign:

C151053 09/22/2016 GREITENS FOR MISSOURI Carolyn Gold 25 Manderleigh Est. St Louis MO 63131 Retired Retired 9/22/2016 $100,000.00

[emphasis added]

That’s a lot of money.

C151053 09/22/2016 GREITENS FOR MISSOURI John Hauck 1151 Highland Pointe Drive St Louis MO 63131 TSI Holding Company General Manager 9/22/2016 $100,000.00

[emphasis added]

That’s a lot of money.

C151053 09/22/2016 GREITENS FOR MISSOURI Steven Hauck 5800 5th St. Katy TX 77493 TSI Holding Company General Manager 9/22/2016 $10,000.00

C151053 09/22/2016 GREITENS FOR MISSOURI Ellen Hauck 89 E Park Ln. NE Atlanta GA 30309 TSI Holding Company Manager 9/22/2016 $10,000.00

C151053 09/22/2016 GREITENS FOR MISSOURI Kathleen Alexander 315 3rd St. S Naples FL 34102 Housewife Housewife
9/22/2016 $10,000.00

[emphasis added]

Can’t vote in the election, can write a big check.

C151053 09/22/2016 GREITENS FOR MISSOURI BET Trust 107 Via Florence #2 Newport Beach CA 92663 9/22/2016 $100,000.00

[emphasis added]

Can’t vote in the election, can write a really big check.

C151053 09/22/2016 GREITENS FOR MISSOURI David OReilly 2831 S. Ingram Mill Rd. Springfield MO 65804 O’Reilly Auto Parts Chairman 9/22/2016 $10,000.00

[emphasis added]

Can vote in the election, can write a big check.

C151053 09/22/2016 GREITENS FOR MISSOURI Cory Ball 3860 N Mulberry Dr Kansas City MO 64116 Retired Military 9/22/2016 $5,001.00

C151053 09/22/2016 GREITENS FOR MISSOURI John Prentis 1553 Palisades Rd Wildwood MO 63021 Retired Retired 9/22/2016
$5,001.00

[emphasis added]

They’re just like campaign contributions, only smaller.

Previously:

Campaign Finance: an average (September 21, 2016)

Campaign Finance: still the legacy

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Hoover: Kent is a legacy, Otter. His brother was a ’59, Fred Dorfman.
Flounder: He said legacies usually get asked to pledge automatically.
Otter: Oh, well, usually. Unless the pledge in question turns out to be a real closet-case.
Otter, Boon: Like Fred.

Jay Ashcroft (r) [2016 file photo].

Jay Ashcroft (r) [2016 file photo].

Today at the Missouri Ethics Commission for Jay Ashcroft’s (r) 2016 campaign for Secretary of State:

C151004 09/22/2016 ASHCROFT FOR MISSOURI CNS Corporation 500 E 9th Street Kansas City MO 64106 9/21/2016 $35,000.00

C151004 09/22/2016 ASHCROFT FOR MISSOURI David Humphreys PO Box 4050 Joplin MO 64803 TAMKO Building Products resident/CEO 9/20/2016 $100,000.00

[emphasis added]

Tamko!

Campaign Finance: an average

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For some.

Erics Greitens (r) [2016 file photo].

Erics Greitens (r) [2016 file photo].

Today at the Missouri Ethics Commission for Eric Greitens’ (r) 2016 gubernatorial campaign:

C151053 09/21/2016 GREITENS FOR MISSOURI David Humphreys PO Box 4050 Joplin MO 64803 Tamko Building Products Executive 9/21/2016 $500,000.00

[emphasis added]

Well, it does save the campaign on thank you note postage.

Previously:

Campaign Finance: Oh, like anyone is surprised? (September 19, 2016)

Teresa Hensley (D): Fraternal Order of Police endorsement for Attorney General

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Teresa Hensley (D), the Democratic Party nominee for Attorney General, announces an endorsement from the Fraternal Order of Police - Kansas City - September 20, 2016 [photo: Jerry Schmidt].

Teresa Hensley (D), the Democratic Party nominee for Attorney General, announces an endorsement from the Fraternal Order of Police – Kansas City – September 20, 2016 [photo: Jerry Schmidt].

A press release from Teresa Hensley’s (D) campaign for Attorney General:

For Immediate Release
September 20, 2016

Missouri Fraternal Order of Police Endorse Teresa Hensley for Attorney General
 
INDEPENDENCE, MO – Democratic nominee for Attorney General Teresa Hensley announced her endorsement today from the Missouri Fraternal Order of Police (FOP).  Making announcements in Cass County – where Hensley served as prosecutor for 10 years – and in Kansas City, she was joined by members of the MFOP, representing 6,500 members statewide. 
 
“Missouri’s Attorney General is the people’s attorney and I have dedicated my career to seeing that every Missourian is fairly represented under the law,” said Hensley.  As Cass County’s top prosecutor, I worked with local law enforcement to lock up dangerous criminals, including murderers, rapists, and domestic abusers. My office, in coordinating with local law enforcement, won more than ninety child sex abuse convictions, hundreds of felony convictions, and 21 murder convictions.  We helped seniors avoid scams, and we put scammers in jail.  Most of all, I worked with police to see that the law was carried out fairly and equally.”
 
Rick Inglima, President of Missouri FOP said, “Teresa Hensley has a reputation for bringing people together.  She worked hand-in-hand with law enforcement to best benefit the victims and to make our communities safer. The work she has done with our officers is not something that can be learned from a textbook. The Missouri Fraternal Order of Police is proud to support a qualified and trusted partner for the important office of Attorney General.” 
 
The Missouri FOP has over 6,500 members comprised primarily of full-time rank-and-file law enforcement officers employed in Missouri.  They work daily to rid the streets of criminals and provide the best working conditions for those that employ themselves in that endeavor. 
 
Teresa Hensley has received the Missouri Attorney General’s 2010 Justice Award for Domestic Violence Prevention, and she was selected by the Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (MAPA) to serve as 2014 Chair of the Missouri DWI and Traffic Safety Best Practices Committee. She was a member of the Missouri Child Abuse and Neglect Review Board and a former board member of Hope Haven, a women’s abuse shelter.

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Teresa Hensley (D) [photo: Jerry Schmidt].

Teresa Hensley (D) [photo: Jerry Schmidt].

Previously:

There’s Waldo. Again. (September 20, 2016)

There’s Waldo. Again.

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We covered a campaign announcement today:

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Teresa Hensley ‏@VoteHensley
Big News: Today Teresa proudly accepted the endorsement of the Missouri Fraternal Order of Police! [….]
8:01 PM – 20 Sep 2016

And look who was there, a tracker for the right wingnut America Rising LLC (he identified himself to us the last time we saw him):

A campaign tracker with America Rising LLC (a branch of a right wingnut opposition research entity) at a campaign announcement for Teresa Hensley, the Democratic Party nominee for Attorney General - Kansas City - September 20, 2016 [photo: Jerry Schmidt].

A campaign tracker with America Rising LLC (a branch of a right wingnut opposition research entity) at a campaign announcement for Teresa Hensley, the Democratic Party nominee for Attorney General – Kansas City – September 20, 2016 [photo: Jerry Schmidt].

Dude, Ted Nugent called, he wants his shirt back.

The tracker got in the photographer’s line for his shot. Of the many things you can do to a photographer which they’ll shrug off? This isn’t one of them. Trump league. Harsh words were proffered.

Previously:

Campaign Tracker: the worst job in politics and you still have to wear a suit (March 18, 2010)

Campaign Tracker: apparently a tie is now optional working attire (September 10, 2016)

Campaign Tracker: Where’s Waldo? (September 12, 2016)