….Yes, but the eventual republican nominee will have all the money they need….
At the time we wrote that we didn’t say where we thought it would all come from, but we probably could have made a good guess. Something along the lines of “not from Missouri”.
Today at the Missouri Ethics Commission for a republican PAC subsidiary intent on weighing in on Missouri’s gubernatorial race:
C161011 08/26/2016 REPUBLICAN GOVERNORS ASSOCIATION – MISSOURI REPUBLICAN GOVERNORS ASSOCIATION 1747 PENNSYLVANIA AVE. NW STE. 250 WASHINGTON DC 20006 8/24/2016 $2,500,000.00
That’s not particularly enlightening about the actual source of all that cash. We could guess that it’s not coming from an aggregation of contributions from widows and orphans in Missouri. Wait, we’ve seen that address, with a different “Suite” number, before.
And, sure enough, faster than you can say “that’s not at all grassrootsie” Eric Greitens’ (r) not particularly grassrootsie 2016 gubernatorial campaign gets a really, really, really big non-transparent campaign contribution:
C151053 08/26/2016 GREITENS FOR MISSOURI Republican Governors Association – Missouri 1747 Penn. Ave. NW Suite 250 Washington DC 20006 8/26/2016 $2,500,000.00
Well, isn’t that special? It makes you wonder why anyone else would bother making a contribution.
Look, some other people and entities made really small contributions to Eric Greitens’ (r) campaign today:
C151053 08/26/2016 GREITENS FOR MISSOURI Dan Drury 3329 Shenandoah Ridge Cape Girardeau MO 63701 Midamerica Hotels Corp Executive 8/25/2016 $15,000.00
C151053 08/26/2016 GREITENS FOR MISSOURI Mark Gerson 225 W. 86th St. Apt. 1112 New York NY 10024 GLG Chairman 8/25/2016 $5,001.00
C151053 08/26/2016 GREITENS FOR MISSOURI Missouri Chamber PAC 428 East Capitol Ave. Jefferson City MO 65102 8/26/2016 $25,000.00
How cute is that?
C151053 08/26/2016 GREITENS FOR MISSOURI Cameron Dunafon 4906 Fall Brook Dr. Columbia MO 65203 Dunafon Management INC Self 8/26/2016 $10,000.00
And a little more.
Campaign Finance: not exactly a paragon of transparency (August 11, 2016)