Update 4: Quoted from ChadLivengood’s Twitter
“Rep. Sue Allen was on Rod Jetton’s clients list. But Rep. Allen says she just had Jetton send out invitations to the inaugural ball for her. / “I don’t know how my name got on the list. He wasn’t consulting with my campaign,” Rep. Sue Allen tells me.”
Of course the client list is exaggerated, J&A was trying to get more money. And the story is on Talking Points Memo.
Update 3: And Rod Jetton will be closing down his political consulting business in order “to deal with false allegations and spend time with his family” (his lawyers words). Not a stunner.
Update 2: Rod Jetton’s mug shot suggests that there were no combs in the Cole County Sheriff’s office last night. And that Rod didn’t pay Tom DeLay for consulting on how to look for a mugshot.
Update 1: RodJetton.org has gone offline, and a link to the Google cache of that page has been posted to replace that link in this post.
Former Representative Jetton is innocent until proven guilty. But realistically, his public influence amongst Jeff City Republicans is gonna vaporize. The Republican General Assembly may be arrogant and overconfident, but they’re not that stupid.
It’s for the purposes of posterity and public knowledge that the Representatives who have paid Jetton & Associates in the year 2009 (and what they paid for) are displayed for you, the reader, and their constituents to know.
Sue Allen: $214, mailing
Chuck Gatschenberger: $160, invitations
Timothy Jones: $3599.95, consultant services, mailing costs
Shelley Keeney: $788.50, consulting
Rob Mayer: $734, consulting
Brian Nieves: $188, consultant
Don Ruzicka: $189, expenses
Dwight Scharnhorst: $1000, fundraising expenses
Shane Schoeller: $5405.69, fundraising event, mailing/postage, consulting
Jason Smith: $613, direct mail
Steven Tilley: $46806.67, lots of stuff (23 entries, so far)
Will the guy who could be the next Speaker of the Missouri House continue his hand-in-hand relationship with Jetton & Associates in the year 2010? You don’t need a political consultant to figure out the answer to that question.
It’ll be around a month from now before we figure out the 4th quarter spending from candidates to J&A. Will Floor Leader Tilley (R-da plane da plane) top $50K in payments to Jetton in 2009? Can’t wait to see.
Addendum: Reaction #1 is from Shane Schoeller:
“This is barely two hours old. I’m not going to be making any hasty decisions, These are serious allegations that have been made. And obviously, if it’s true, we’ll part paths.”