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Today at the Missouri Ethics Commission there were a number of contributions for various 2016 (kind of) gubernatorial candidates.

A declared republican candidate:

C091129 06/25/2015 PARSON FOR GOVERNOR Howard Wood 203 NE Main Street Bonne Terre MO 63626 Wood Land and Cattle Owner 6/25/2015 $10,000.00

[emphasis added]

A “maybe” republican candidate – Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder:

C091145 06/25/2015 FRIENDS OF PETER KINDER James Henry Cooper 4411 E Farm Road 132 Springfield MO 65802 Harry Cooper Supply CEO 6/24/2015 $10,000.00

C091145 06/25/2015 FRIENDS OF PETER KINDER W Bryan Magers 2342 E Fritts Lane Springfield MO 65804 Bryan Properties Owner 6/24/2015 $7,500.00

[emphasis added]

And a probable Democratic Party candidate – Attorney General Chris Koster:

C031159 06/25/2015 KOSTER FOR MISSOURI Lawrence Chapman 1600 S Brentwood Blvd Ste 770 Saint Louis MO 63144 Self Employed Real Estate Development 6/24/2015 $10,000.00

[emphasis added]

The contributors are all from Missouri. Such a novel concept…


But wait, there’s more.

C031159 06/25/2015 KOSTER FOR MISSOURI MACO Development Company LLC 11 North Main PO Box 68 Clarkton MO 63837 6/25/2015 $10,000.00

[emphasis added]


Campaign Finance: running for Governor, may run for Governor, exploring a run for Governor (June 13, 2015)