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Speaker Tim Jones (r) is term limited out of the House after this year. Senator Brian Nieves (r) has sort of endorsed Representative Jones as his replacement if need be, not that Representative Jones has tipped his hand. Representative David Schatz (r) has other ideas.

Today, at the Missouri Ethics Commission:

C051087 03/11/2014 MISSOURIANS FOR TIM JONES August Busch III 1 Mid Rivers Mall Drive Saint Peters MO 63376 Retired 3/10/2014 $7,500.00

[emphasis added]

From the last campaign finance report.

C051087: Missourians For Tim Jones

Po Box 434 Committee Type: Candidate

Eureka Mo 63025 Party Affiliation: Republican

[….] Established Date: 04/01/2005

  Termination Date:

Information Reported On: 2014 – January Quarterly Report

Beginning Money on Hand $741,492.27

Monetary Receipts + $255,147.62

Monetary Expenditures – $81,465.47

Contributions Made – $6,955.00

Other Disbursements – $0.00

Subtotal     $166,727.15

Ending Money On Hand   $908,219.42

[emphasis added]

That’s an awful lot of money to be doing nothing.

Pass the popcorn.

Previously:

26th Senate District: As if there’s any difference? (February 26, 2014)

Campaign Finance: a really serious commitment (March 2, 2014)

Campaign Finance: laughing all the way to the bank (March 3, 2014)

26th Senate District: pass the popcorn (March 8, 2014)

Campaign Finance: Still laughing? (March 9, 2014)