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Another Check.

There’s a republican primary (and no one else in the general election) in the 130th Legislative District. From the Missouri Secretary of State:

State Representative – District 130


Name Mailing Address Random Number Date Filed

Jeff Messenger 959 E GRACE ST REPUBLIC MO 65738 254 2/25/2014

Loren Hunt 9410 W ODYSSEY LN BOIS D ARC MO 65612 3/24/2014

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At the Missouri Ethics Commission:

C141408: Hunt For Mo Rep

Po Box 674 Committee Type: Candidate

Willard, Mo 65781 Party Affiliation: Republican

(417)732-5614 Established Date: 06/23/2014

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Today at the Missouri Ethics Commission:

C141408 06/24/2014 HUNT FOR MO REP THE CLUB FOR GROWTH MISSOURI P O BOX 2068 SAINT LOUIS MO 63158 6/24/2014 $25,000.00

Gee, a challenger in the same political party files at the end of March, waits until the end of June to file their committee, then gets a really big campaign contribution from an astroturf committee. Go figure.

Someone must really think the incumbent is insufficiently right wingnut:

Representative Messenger, a Republican, represents part of Greene County, including the areas of Republic, Willard, Ash Grove, Walnut Grove, and Brookline (District 130) in the House of Representatives. He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2012.

Rep. Messenger was born in Scott City, Kansas and moved to Springfield, Missouri when he was 8 years old. Rep. Messenger attended school in Springfield and graduated at Hillcrest High School. He was raised on a small farm where he performed the duties that most people did that had acreage and livestock to attend to.

Rep. Messenger joined the Navy in 1969 and after completing Naval Aviation Electronics School was assigned to Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi, Texas. His duties were to maintain and support the electronics equipment on the Training Aircraft for the squadrons at Corpus Christi, Beeville and Kingsville, Texas. Rep. Messenger served 4 years in the Navy and received an honorable discharged in 1973.

Rep. Messenger has been a self- employed business owner since the early 1980’s. He owned a water well drilling company for over 22 years, serving most of Southwest Missouri in the residential and commercial markets. While owner of his drilling company he served as Secretary on the Missouri Water Well Association where he was instrumental in developing the guidelines and rules on the methods of drilling in Missouri.

Rep. Messenger sold his water well drilling company and bought a Prosthetics and Orthotics company in Ozark, Missouri, known as Kessler Heasley Artificial Limb Co. After just a few short years Rep. Messenger moved his Prosthetics and Orthotics company to Springfield, Missouri. Since that time he has opened up another facility in Monett, Missouri and is currently building a new facility to service the Joplin, Missouri area.


That’s four. Check, mate.


Campaign Finance: when right wingnut isn’t right enough (June 20, 2014)

Campaign Finance: there is another (June 20, 2014)

Campaign Finance: he really likes him (June 23, 2014)