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That’s a lot of money.

Do the math. $2,158,912.03 for one of the 2016 republican candidates for Attorney General. Effectively from one person. That’s contributions to Kurt Schaefer’s (r) campaign in amounts over $5,000.00 made by Rex Sinquefield or by PACs largely supported by Rex Sinquefield from October 2014 to date. In 2014 at the Missouri Ethics Commission:

C081145 10/15/2014 CITIZENS TO ELECT KURT SCHAEFER ATTORNEY GENERAL Rex Sinquefield 244 Bent Walnut Westphalia MO 65085 retired retired 10/15/2014 $250,000.00

In 2015 at the Missouri Ethics Commission:

C081145 07/31/2015 CITIZENS TO ELECT KURT SCHAEFER ATTORNEY GENERAL Grow Missouri PAC 308 E. High Street Jefferson City MO 65101 7/30/2015 $7,392.00

C081145 10/09/2015 CITIZENS TO ELECT KURT SCHAEFER ATTORNEY GENERAL Rex Sinquefield 244 Bent Walnut Westphalia MO 65085 Retired 10/9/2015 $500,000.00

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In 2016 at the Missouri Ethics Commission:

C081145 06/24/2016 CITIZENS TO ELECT KURT SCHAEFER ATTORNEY GENERAL Missourians for Excellence in Government 6175 Westminster St Louis MO 63112 6/24/2016 $246,123.87

C081145 06/24/2016 CITIZENS TO ELECT KURT SCHAEFER ATTORNEY GENERAL Great St. Louis 308 E High St. Jefferson City MO 65010 6/24/2016 $248,764.53

C081145 07/01/2016 CITIZENS TO ELECT KURT SCHAEFER ATTORNEY GENERAL Great St Louis 308 E High St., Suite 301 Jefferson City MO 65101 7/1/2016 $404,629.92

C081145 07/01/2016 CITIZENS TO ELECT KURT SCHAEFER ATTORNEY GENERAL Missourians for Excellence in Government 6175 Westminster Saint Louis MO 63112 7/1/2016 $253,288.22

C081145 07/01/2016 CITIZENS TO ELECT KURT SCHAEFER ATTORNEY GENERAL Grow Missouri 308 W High St., Suite 301 Jefferson City MO 65101 7/1/2016 $248,713.49

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$750,000.00 from Rex Sinquefield. $1,408,912.03 in distinctly non-round numbers from the PACs.

That’ll pay for a lot of television commercials.

Previously:

Canpaign Finance: it’s probably cheaper than buying the entire state (September 2, 2012)

How much does it cost to buy a state? (September 3, 2013)

Campaign Finance: Oh, hell, just buy the state already (December 8, 2014)

Campaign Finance: I, Rex (May 27, 2016)

Campaign Finance: Who’s on first? (June 28, 2016)

Campaign Finance: What’s on second? (June 29, 2016)

Campaign Finance: Who gets the money? (June 30, 2016)

Campaign Finance: subsidiary (July 2, 2016)