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Speaker Timothy Jones (r) is term limited out – he cannot run for reelection to the House.

Yesterday, at the Missouri Ethics Commission:

C051087 06/03/2014 MISSOURIANS FOR TIM JONES RAI Services Company PO Box 464 Winston-Salem NC 27102 6/2/2014 $12,000.00

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Reynolds American Inc.

Reynolds American is the parent company of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, American Snuff Co., Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, RAI Services Company and Niconovum AB. [….]

RAI Services Company

RAI Services Company provides human resources, information management, financial, legal and other services to RAI and its operating companies.


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Running for something, maybe?:

C051087: Missourians For Tim Jones

Po Box 434 Committee Type: Candidate

Eureka Mo 63025 Party Affiliation: Republican

[….] Established Date: 04/01/2005

Information Reported On: 2014 – April Quarterly Report

Beginning Money on Hand $908,219.42

Monetary Receipts + $110,955.82

Monetary Expenditures – $51,798.35

Contributions Made – $5,250.00

Other Disbursements – $0.00

Subtotal     $53,907.47

Ending Money On Hand   $962,126.89

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That’s a lot of money.