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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

C111201 STAND UP MISSOURI [pdf] 11/23/2011

Brundage Management Company, Inc.

254 Spencer Lane

San Antonio, TX 78201

11/22/2011

$32,000.00

Western Shamrock Corporation

801 South Abe

San Angelo, TX 76903

11/22/2011

$10,000.00

Tower Loan

P.O. Box 320001

Flowood, MS 39232

11/22/2011

$34,000.00

World Acceptance Corporation

P.O. Box 6429

Greenville, SC 29606

11/22/2011

$72,000.00

[emphasis added]

That’s $148,000.00 in one fell swoop. What’s it all about?

CAMPAIGN Date Established: 11/16/2011

Date Terminated:

COMMITTEE: MECID:C111201

STAND UP MISSOURI

308 E HIGH ST STE 301

JEFFERSON CITY MO 65101

TELEPHONE:(573) 634-2500

TREASURER: ROBERT DALTON

777 CRAIG RD STE 210

ST LOUIS MO 65101

WORK PHONE: (314) 569-2670

HOME PHONE:

DEP. TREASURER: DONNA SCHELLMAN

101 E HIGH ST, JEFFERSON CITY MO 65101

WORK PHONE:(573) 634-3244

HOME PHONE:

CANDIDATE:

TELEPHONE:

OFFICE SOUGHT: NONE ENTERED

Date of Election:

Political Party:

[emphasis added]

The paperwork filed to create the committee isn’t available online yet. Maybe we can get some clues from information about the contributors.

Brundage Management Company, Inc. (BMC) performs all management functions from its headquarters in San Antonio, TX. BMC has been providing management services to the business interests of the Brundage and Morrison families since July 1993. Functions provided for Sun Loan Company and A-AAAKey Mini Storage by BMC include, but are not limited to, executive level management decisions, human resources, employee recruitment and training, advertising, accounting, licensing and auditing functions, information technology, representation on state and national boards and governing bodies, and long-term strategic planning. Supervisors and Regional Managers that are employees of BMC handle daily management decisions for Sun Loan Company.

Sun Loan?

Founded by Thomas L. Brundage, Sun Loan Company opened its first office in August 1988 in San Antonio, Texas. Now under the leadership and guidance of its President, Thomas O. Brundage, it has grown to be one of the largest companies in the small loan business with over 240 offices operating in eight states.

Western Shamrock Corporation?

Western Shamrock Corporation is an industry leader in the consumer installment loan business with over 190 branches located in seven states (Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Missouri, Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama) and Mexico.

Tower Loan?

Tower Loan is a privately owned finance company operating over 157 branch offices in the states of Mississippi, Missouri and Louisiana.

World Acceptance Corporation?

World is one of the largest small-loan consumer finance companies in the United States and Mexico. We offer short-term small loans, medium-term larger loans, related credit insurance products, ancillary products and services to individuals who have limited access to other sources of consumer credit.

Uh, this wouldn’t be about payday loans, would it? We might be able to find out once the filing paperwork becomes available online at the Ethics Commission.

Previously:

Campaign Finance: big bucks for a payday loan PAC August 20, 2011

Campaign Finance: Isn’t that interest(ing)? (August 24, 2011)

Campaign Finance: Payday loans get the big bucks, again (September 27, 2011)

Campaign Finance: Payday loans get the big bucks, again – part 2 (November 10, 2011)