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Randy’s Turner explores the Missouri implications of the Disclose act, which would have mandated disclosure of who pays for political campaign adverting – nothing more, nothing less – hardly, as Republicans claim, a ploy to “restrict freedom.” Turner’s screed is  worth reading in its entirety, so read it here or on the Turner Report.

And then cry. The Disclose Act was voted down in the Senate this afternoon:

On a Senate vote of 57-41, Democrats fell short of the needed 60 to clear a procedural hurdle Republicans set up against The Disclose Act, likely killing the measure for the year