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The folks opposed to raising Missouri’s last in the nation tobacco tax raked it from out of state today. At the Missouri Ethics Commission:

C000639 10/23/2012 MO PETROLEUM MARKETERS + CONVENIENCE STORE ASSOC PAC XCaliber International LTD One Tobacco Road Pryor OK 74361 10/23/2012 $125,000.00

C000639 10/23/2012 MO PETROLEUM MARKETERS + CONVENIENCE STORE ASSOC PAC Cheyenne International, LLC 701 South Battleground Ave Grover NC 28073 10/23/2012 $275,000.00

C000639 10/23/2012 MO PETROLEUM MARKETERS + CONVENIENCE STORE ASSOC PAC Amcon Distributing Company PO Box 641940 Omaha NE 68164 10/23/2012 $10,000.00

[emphasis added]

Go figure.

Previously:

Campaign Finance – October 2012 quarterly reports – cough, cough, hack, hack (October 15, 2012)

Signs (cough) of the times (October 3, 2012)

Campaign Finance: What’s up in (cough) Fenton? (October 2, 2012)

Campaign Finance: the empire strikes back (September 27, 2012)

Campaign Finance: not just blowin’ smoke (September 26, 2012)

Campaign Finance: put that in your pipe and smoke it (September 24, 2012)

Campaign Finance: in the old days everyone would notice (August 9, 2012)

Campaign Finance: take that (cough, cough, hack, hack) (June 15, 2012)

Campaign Finance: when the smoke clears (May 29, 2012)

Campaign Finance: stepping up to clear the air (May 25, 2012)

Campaign Finance: smoke gets in our eyes… (April 26, 2012)

Campaign Finance: up in a cloud of smoke (April 20, 2012)

Campaign Finance: cough, cough, hack, hack (April 10, 2012)

Campaign Finance: Initiative petitions on raising the tobacco tax (February 15, 2012)

Initiative petitions on raising the tobacco tax (February 14, 2012)