State Auditor Tom Schweich (r): Hiya, Tom Schweich here. I’m very excited to announce to my, uh, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media friends that I’m going to be announcing that I’m running for governor. I’m gonna do it a little later this afternoon. But, I want you all to know first. We’re gonna be talking about rooting out corruption in Jefferson City, we’re gonna be talking about improving our education for all people of Missouri, and also about improving our economic climate in the state. So, I look forward to seeing you on the campaign trail. I just want to let you know first. Thanks.
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Shorter Catherine Hanaway statement: “Why couldn’t you just let me have this by myself.” #MOGov 4:11 PM – 28 Jan 2015
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Over the course of the last year we covered a number of government and political events in Missouri (and elsewhere), in the process taking thousands of photographs. Most of them didn’t make it into the blog. Some of the things we saw and heard made us smile, made us think, made us gasp, made us hope, and made us despair. We thought we’d provide a retrospective of some of the pictures and stories we consider to be memorable.
Jason Kander (D) at a campaign event in Higginsville, Missouri on January 8, 2012.
For the republican candidate in the 2012 Attorney General race.
Follow the money.
The distribution of contributions to Ed Martin’s (r) campaign as indicated to the Missouri Ethics Commission in his 30 Day After General Election-11/6/2012 report [pdf] filed on December 6, 2012. The report covers the period from October 26, 2012 through December 1, 2012.
Joan Langenberg 49 Conway Close Rd Saint Louis MO 63124 none — writer 10/30/2012 $7,000.00
Deanie Reis 7 Greenbriar Dr Saint Louis MO 63124-1819 retired — mother 11/3/2012 $2,500.00
Charles Willey 23 Summerhill Ln Chesterfield MO 63017 Self — Physician 10/31/2012 $5,000.00
Missouri Soybean Association PO Box 104778 Jefferson City MO 65110 10/27/2012 $5,000.00
Ann Wagner For Congress 14551 Manchester Road Manchester MO 63011 10/31/2012 $5,000.00
Eagle Forum Pac PO Box 618 Alton IL 62002 11/1/2012 $5,000.00
Friends of Tom Schweich 3220 W Edgewood Jefferson City MO 65109 11/1/2012 $2,500.00
CJW Enterprises Inc. 1134 Richland Meadows Dr Ballwin MO 63021 11/2/2012 $10,000.00
Forest Hills Properties LLC 1 Oak Ridge Dr Washington MO 63090 11/3/2012 $5,000.00
Citizens for Timothy Jones PO Box 434 Eureka MO 63025 11/5/2012 $5,005.00
Republican State Committee 204 E Dunklin Jefferson City MO 65102 11/6/2012 $5,000.00
Republican State Committee 204 E Dunklin Jefferson City MO 65102 11/16/2012 $1,800.00
David Humphreys PO Box 4050 Joplin MO 64803 Tamko Building Products — Executive 10/27/2012 $100,000.00
David Humphreys contributed a total of $350,000.00 to Ed Martin’s campaign. The Republican State Committee contributed a total of $321,800.00. Other individuals and campaign committees contributed total amounts from $11,000.00 to $25,000.00.
That doesn’t appear to be particularly grassrootsie.
And for the republican candidate in the 2012 Secretary of State race the sources weren’t particularly grassrootsie.
The distribution of contributions to Shane Schoeller’s (r) campaign as indicated to the Missouri Ethics Commission in his 30 Day After General Election-11/6/2012 report [pdf] filed on December 6, 2012. The report covers the period from October 26, 2012 through December 1, 2012.
That’s well over a half a million dollars in contributions in the week before the election, the vast majority from a single entity:
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
Follow the money.
On December 6, 2012 the Republican State Leadership Committee in Washington, D.C. (with the same address in the Missouri Ethics Commission reports) filed their Form 8872, Post General Election Report, with the IRS. There was an interesting contribution from Missouri:
Todd Akin (r) had some friends return to the fold at the last minute. Is anyone really surprised? The National Republican Senatorial Committee [NRSC] dropped a lot of money to support him in the week before the election