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Catherine Hanaway (r) [2014 file photo].

Catherine Hanaway (r) [2014 file photo].

Today at the Missouri Ethics Commission for Catherine Hanaway’s (r) 2016 gubernatorial campaign:

C141055 02/27/2016 HANAWAY FOR GOVERNOR, INC First Rule Film & Broadcast, LLC 1034 S Brentwood Blvd Suite 1700 St Louis MO 63117 2/25/2016 $58,729.04

[emphasis added]

That’s a unique amount. Obscure symbolism aside (if any), that’s got to be an in-kind contribution. Yep [pdf].

Who are they? Via the Missouri Secretary of State:

Name(s) First Rule Film and Broadcast
Address 1034 S. Brentwood Blvd. Suite 1700
St. Louis, MO 63117

Type Fictitious Name Charter No. X01360659
Status Fictitious Active
Date Formed 12/4/2013
Expiration Date 12/4/2018

And the owner?:

Pelopidas, L.L.C. Organization
1034 S. Brentwood Blvd. Suite 1700

St. Louis, MO 63117

Ah. That’s quite a circle. Well, how generous of them.


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