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It’s that time of the campaign season when money in Missouri politics is changing hands faster than Glenn Beck can be prompted to shed fake tears and spout inanities.

In the last two days at the Missouri Ethics Commission:

CONTRIBUTION OF MORE THAN $5,000.00 RECEIVED BY ANY COMMITTEE FROM ANY SINGLE DONOR – TO BE FILED WITHIN 48 HOURS OF RECEIVING THE CONTRIBUTION

C071094 MAJORITY FUND INC [pdf] 10/12/2010

CITIZENS FOR WILL KRAUS

LEES SUMMIT MO

10/11/2010

$10,000.00

[emphasis added]

That’s a republican senate candidate’s campaign committee contributing a chunk of change to a republican party campaign committee.

But, wait, there’s a whole lot more:

MISSOURI ETHICS COMMISSION

CONTRIBUTION OF MORE THAN $5,000.00 RECEIVED BY ANY COMMITTEE FROM ANY SINGLE DONOR – TO BE FILED WITHIN 48 HOURS OF RECEIVING THE CONTRIBUTION

C071094 MAJORITY FUND INC [pdf] 10/11/2010

MISSOURIANS FOR MAYER

DEXTER MO

10/11/2010

$35,000.00

CITIZENS FOR JAY WASSON

NIXA MO

10/11/2010

$50,000.00

CITIZENS TO ELECT MIKE KEHOE

JEFFERSON CITY MO

10/11/2010

$20,000.00

PEARCE FOR SENATE

WARRENSBURG MO

10/11/2010

$10,000.00

RON RICHARD 2010

JOPLIN MO 64801 10/11/2010

$50,000.00

[emphasis added]

That’s $175,000.00 in the past two days. And where are they spending it?:

CONTRIBUTION OF MORE THAN $5,000.00 RECEIVED BY ANY COMMITTEE FROM ANY SINGLE DONOR – TO BE FILED WITHIN 48 HOURS OF RECEIVING THE CONTRIBUTION

C101063 DR DAN BROWN FOR SENATE [pdf] 10/12/2010

Majority Fund Inc

Jefferson City, MO

10/12/2010

$10,000.00

[emphasis added]

CONTRIBUTION OF MORE THAN $5,000.00 RECEIVED BY ANY COMMITTEE FROM ANY SINGLE DONOR – TO BE FILED WITHIN 48 HOURS OF RECEIVING THE CONTRIBUTION

C101063 DR DAN BROWN FOR SENATE [pdf] 10/12/2010

Majority Fund Inc

Jefferson City, MO

10/12/2010

$10,000.00

[emphasis added]

Uh, yep, that’s two separate $10,000.00 contributions on the same day.

Gee, look who else they’ve been propping up:

CONTRIBUTION OF MORE THAN $5,000.00 RECEIVED BY ANY COMMITTEE FROM ANY SINGLE DONOR – TO BE FILED WITHIN 48 HOURS OF RECEIVING THE CONTRIBUTION

C010407 FRIENDS FOR MUNZLINGER [pdf] 10/12/2010

MAJORITY FUND INC

JEFFERSON CITY MO

10/12/2010

$50,000.00

MO Republican Party

Jefferson City, MO

10/11/2010

$8,549.23

MAJORITY FUND INC

JEFFERSON CITY MO

10/11/2010

$10,000.00

[emphasis added]

Whoa, Nellie!

CONTRIBUTION OF MORE THAN $5,000.00 RECEIVED BY ANY COMMITTEE FROM ANY SINGLE DONOR – TO BE FILED WITHIN 48 HOURS OF RECEIVING THE CONTRIBUTION

C010407 FRIENDS FOR MUNZLINGER [pdf] 10/11/2010

MAJORITY FUND INC

JEFFERSON CITY MO

10/11/2010

$10,000.00

[emphasis added]

CONTRIBUTION OF MORE THAN $5,000.00 RECEIVED BY ANY COMMITTEE FROM ANY SINGLE DONOR – TO BE FILED WITHIN 48 HOURS OF RECEIVING THE CONTRIBUTION

C010407 FRIENDS FOR MUNZLINGER [pdf] 9/30/2010

Majority Fund Inc.

Jefferson City, MO

9/30/2010

$10,000.00

[emphasis added]

CONTRIBUTION OF MORE THAN $5,000.00 RECEIVED BY ANY COMMITTEE FROM ANY SINGLE DONOR – TO BE FILED WITHIN 48 HOURS OF RECEIVING THE CONTRIBUTION

C010407 FRIENDS FOR MUNZLINGER [pdf] 9/15/2010

MAJORITY FUND INC

JEFFERSON CITY MO

9/14/2010

$10,000.00

[emphasis added]

Doesn’t it just feel so grassrootsie on the part of republicans in the 18th Senate District? The candidates:

State Senator – District 18

Shoemyer, Wes DEM   Clarence, MO

Munzlinger, Brian REP   Williamstown, MO

Money equals free speech. That must mean that unlimited money equals unlimited free speech, especially for special interests with deep pockets. Some speech is more equal than others.