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Stem cell research. Not a favorite of republicans.

Today, 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

C051043 SUPPORTERS OF HEALTH RESEARCH AND TREATMENTS [pdf] 8/23/2011

Sam Fox

7701 Forsyth Blvd Suite 600

St Louis, MO 63105

businessman

8/22/2011

$125,000.00

[emphasis added]

From 2006:

Catholic Group Urges Candidates to Return Cash

By STEPHANIE STROM

Published: July 25, 2006

The Missouri Catholic Conference is urging candidates for state offices to return contributions from a nonprofit organization that advocates for stem cell research and other medical analysis and testing….

….The Missouri conference sent the request to more than 50 candidates for state offices who received donations from the organization, Supporters of Health Research and Treatments….

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Where have we seen that contributor’s name before? Oh, yeah:

C091145 FRIENDS OF PETER KINDER Sam Fox 7701 Forsyth Blvd. Suite 600

St. Louis MO 63150 Harbour Group Executive 3/31/2011 $25,000.00 Monetary April Quarterly Report

C081055 MISSOURI REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP COUNCIL Sam Fox

7701 Forsyth Blvd St Louis MO 63105 Harbour Group 1/29/2011 $10,000.00 Monetary April Quarterly Report

C081055 MISSOURI REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP COUNCIL — Sam Fox 7701 Forsyth Suite 600 St. Louis, MO 63105 7/19/2010 $10,000.00 Yes — 8 DAY BEFORE PRIMARY ELECTION

C091145 FRIENDS OF PETER KINDER — Sam Fox 7701 Forsyth Blvd, Ste. 600 Saint Louis, MO 63105- Harbour Group, Ltd 06/12/2009 $1,000.00 Yes — JULY – COMMITTEE QUARTERLY REPORT

Giving money to competing interests?

Starkly different views ELECTION 2008 – MISSOURI LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR Kinder, Page disagree on just about everything, including stem cells and Tour of Missouri.

….On the touchy topic that has split his party over the past couple of years – stem cell research – Kinder himself has been divided. He is campaigning as an opponent of embryonic stem cell research, and he says he was against Amendment 2, which protected that form of research in Missouri.

But in 2006, when the Amendment 2 battle was being waged, Kinder told the Post-Dispatch he was undecided. And a year earlier, he took credit for stopping a bill in the Legislature that would have criminalized stem cell research….

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Yep, the single issue rubes get taken to the cleaners when they vote against their self interest on everything else.