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Today, at the Missouri Ethics Commission:

C051039 10/03/2014 RSLC-MISSOURI PAC Republican State Leadership Committee 1201 F Street, NW Suite 675 Washington DC 20004 10/3/2014 $100,000.00

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That’s quite an infusion, especially when compared to what was there before:

C051039: Rslc-Missouri Pac

1800 Diagonal Road Suite 230 Committee Type: Political Action

Alexandria Va 22314

(571) 480-4860 Established Date: 02/10/2005

  Termination Date:

Information Reported On: 2014 – April Quarterly Report

Beginning Money on Hand $36.93

Monetary Receipts + $250.00

Monetary Expenditures – $62.00

Contributions Made – $0.00

Other Disbursements – $0.00

Subtotal     $188.00

Ending Money On Hand   $224.93

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That’s just…impressive. Let’s take a look at the past:

RSLC [Republican State Leadership Committee]-MISSOURI PAC campaign finance reports in 2014.

Nope, not much going on there.

RSLC [Republican State Leadership Committee]-MISSOURI PAC campaign finance reports in 2013.

Nothing much to see there.

RSLC [Republican State Leadership Committee]-MISSOURI PAC campaign finance reports in 2012.

Not much there. Until right before the 2012 election:

CONTRIBUTIONS AND LOANS RECEIVED

RSLC-MISSOURI PAC [pdf] 10/29/2012

Republican State Leadership Committee 1201 F Street, NW Washington DC 20004 10/16/2012 $1,000.00

Republican State Leadership Committee 1201 F Street, NW Washington DC 20004 10/22/2012 $35,000.00

Republican State Leadership Committee 1201 F Street, NW Washington DC 20004 10/25/2012 $200,000.00

[….]

CONTRIBUTIONS MADE – SUPPLEMENTAL FORM

RSLC-MISSOURI PAC 10/29/2012

Friends of Robert Cornejo

PO Box 346

St Peters MO 63376

10/17/2012

$1,000.00

Schoeller for Missouri

PO Box 746

Willard MO 65781

10/22/2012

$25,000.00



Friends of Peter Kinder

PO Box 712

Jefferson City MO 65102

10/22/2012

$10,000.00

Schoeller for Missouri

PO Box 746

Willard MO 65781

10/25/2012

$200,000.00

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Ah, they were propping up the 2012 republican Secretary of State candidate.

And they continued right through to the bitter end:

CONTRIBUTIONS AND LOANS RECEIVED

RSLC-MISSOURI PAC [pdf] 12/6/2012

Republican State Leadership Committee 1201 F Street NW Washington DC 20004 10/29/2012 $250,000.00

Republican State Leadership Committee 1201 F Street NW Washington DC 20004 10/31/2012 $50,000.00

Republican State Leadership Committee 1201 F Street NW Washington DC 20004 11/2/2012 $25,000.00

[….]

EXPENDITURES AND CONTRIBUTIONS MADE

RSLC-MISSOURI PAC 12/6/2012

C.Contributions Made (Regardless of Amount)

Schoeller for Missouri

PO Box 746

Willard MO 65781

10/29/2012

$250,000.00

Schoeller for Missouri

PO Box 746

Willard MO 65781

10/31/2012

$50,000.00

Schoeller for Missouri

PO Box 746

Willard MO 65781

11/2/2012

$25,000.00

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Wow. Those last big bucks contributions were passed through faster than…

In case you’re counting, that was $550,000.00 from one entity directed to one republican statewide candidate. The grassroots just ain’t what it used to be.

Someone explain to us again why imposing campaign finance limits in Missouri is a bad idea.

So, who’s going to get propped up this time? And who’s really doing the propping?

Previously:

Campaign Finance: one last big money dump (November 5, 2012)

Campaign Finance: We got your $50,000.00 right here to make it an even half a million… (November 2, 2012)

Celebrate the grassroots! Not exactly, if you’re a republican… (October 30, 2012)

Campaign Finance: Celebrate the grassroots! (October 28, 2012)