Today, at the Missouri Ethics Commission:
C091011 06/25/2012 CITIZENS FOR BRAD LAGER David Humphreys P O Box 4050 Joplin MO 64803 TAMKO Bldg Products Executive 6/23/2012 $250,000.00
Uh, yep, Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder (r) must’ve really upset at least one person.
Ironically (or maybe not), on the same day the United States Supreme Court eliminated [pdf] a hundred year practice of campaign finance restrictions on corporations in Montana.
Justice Stephen Breyer wrote today in his dissent:
….Montana’s experience, like considerable experience elsewhere since the Court’s decision in Citizens United, casts grave doubt on the Court’s supposition that independent expenditures do not corrupt or appear to do so….
It’s not so much about money per se, it’s really about the unlimited amounts. It’s their world, the rest of us only get to live in it.