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Campaign Finance: Oh, really? (June 13, 2013)

Oh, this is just too sweet:

Missouri Republicans are grumbling about former GOP speaker’s donation to Koster, a Democrat

June 13


The Kansas City Star

….Republican state Sen. Brad Lager from northwest Missouri said Tilley’s move “underscores why we need ethics reform in Missouri.

“We have too many elected officials or previously elected officials who view government for how to advance themselves personally as opposed to having the public’s interests at heart,” Lager said.

Irony impairment.

Via the Missouri Ethics Commission:

C091011 08/06/2012 CITIZENS FOR BRAD LAGER David Humphreys P O Box 4050 Joplin MO 64803 Tamko Owner 8/6/2012 $50,000.00

[emphasis added]

C091011 07/02/2012 CITIZENS FOR BRAD LAGER Herzog Contracting Corp P O Box 1089 St Joseph MO 64502 6/30/2012 $250,000.00

[emphasis added]

C091011 04/02/2012 CITIZENS FOR BRAD LAGER Sarah Atkins 4713 Rock Springs Rd Arlington VA 22207 Requested Requested 3/31/2012 $100,000.00

[emphasis added]

That’s real chutzpah.