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The folks opposed to the initiative to raise Missouri’s least in the nation tobacco tax got another large infusion of cash. Today, at the Missouri Ethics Commission:

C000639 10/30/2012 MO PETROLEUM MARKETERS + CONVENIENCE STORE ASSOC PAC U-Gas 895 Bolger Court Fenton MO 63026 10/30/2012 $10,000.00

C000639 10/30/2012 MO PETROLEUM MARKETERS + CONVENIENCE STORE ASSOC PAC Cheyenne International LLC 701 S Battleground Ave Grover NC 28073 10/30/2012 $166,000.00

C000639 10/30/2012 MO PETROLEUM MARKETERS + CONVENIENCE STORE ASSOC PAC XCaliber International LTD, LLC One Tobacco Road Pryor OK 74361 10/29/2012 $166,000.00

[emphasis added]

Do people sit around a table in a smoke filled room (cough, cough, hack, hack) and say things like, “I’ll cut a check for $166,000.00 more, but I’ll be damned if I do it alone…”? just asking.

Previously:

Campaign Finance: one last drag… (October 26, 2012)

Campaign Finance: take that, you hackers (October 24, 2012)

Campaign Finance: “such sheets of fire [cough, cough], such bursts of horrid thunder” (October 23, 2012)

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)