It probably isn’t going to happen now.
Eric Greitens (r) [2016 file photo].
Looking again at the last Eric Greitens’ (r) gubernatorial campaign report to the Missouri Ethics Commission, to the end of the first quarter:
C151053: Greitens For Missouri
Committee Type: Candidate
Po Box 144
Jefferson City Mo 65102
Party Affiliation: Republican
Established Date: 02/24/2015
Information Reported On: 2018 – April Quarterly Report
Beginning Money on Hand $2,774,583.78
Monetary Receipts + $31,777.55
Monetary Expenditures – $261,590.97
Contributions Made – $1,000.00
Other Disbursements – $31,348.21
Ending Money On Hand $2,512,422.15
That’s a lot of money.
What’s going to happen to it now? Just asking
Some of the expenditures, after the State of the State:
MISSOURI ETHICS COMMISSION ITEMIZED EXPENDITURES OVER $100 SUPPLEMENTAL FORM
4/16/2018 Greitens For Missouri [pdf]
Bask Digital Media 225 Broadway Suite 420 San Diego CA 92101 2/1/2018 Digital media services $36,000.00
Jimmy Soni 301 Hicks St #3 Brooklyn NY 11201 2/16/2018 Communications Consultant $2,000.00
Jimmy Soni 301 Hicks St #3 Brooklyn NY 11201 2/23/2018 Communications Consultant $2,000.00
The Tarrance Group 201 North Union St Suite 410 Alexandria VA 22314 2/23/2018 Research $35,207.00
Bask Digital Media 225 Broadway Suite 420 San Diego CA 92101 2/26/2018 Digital media services $25,000.00
Bask Digital Media 225 Broadway Suite 420 San Diego CA 92101 3/5/2018 Digital media services $8,500.00
Bask Digital Media 225 Broadway Suite 420 San Diego CA 92101 3/16/2018 Digital media services $15,000.00
BK Strategies LLC 320 23rd St S#1003 Arlington VA 22202 3/16/2018 Research $20,083.00
Well, that’s transparent enough.
It’d be really interesting to get a look at all that research. Was that post State of the State damage control? Just asking
And then there’s this, via the Missouri Secretary of State:
Name A New Missouri, Inc.
Type Nonprofit Corporation
Charter No. N000704138
Registered Agent simpson, Robin
105 East High Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Status Good Standing
Date Formed 2/5/2017
It’s not particularly transparent, either. What happens now? We might have come so close to finding out, too.
At their web site:
A New Missouri is a section 501(c)(4) issue advocacy organization established to promote policies to create more jobs, higher pay, safer streets, better schools, and more, for all Missourians.
A New Missouri was formed by senior Eric Greitens 2016 campaign advisers, who seek to harness the energy of everyday Missourians to support such policies. We support aggressive legislative action on labor reform, tort reform, regulatory reform, and tax reform. We also need strong ethics reform to ensure our legislature is working for the people and education reform that puts children and parents first.
Ironically, the web site has a few blurbs on ethics reform. Really.
Two days ago:
Judge orders Greitens’ secretive nonprofit to turn over documents to House committee
Gov. Eric Greitens’ political nonprofit has until Friday to turn over documents to the Missouri House committee investigating allegations of misconduct against the governor as a precursor to possible impeachment.
Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem issued a ruling Tuesday ordering the organization, A New Missouri Inc., to turn over communications and documents showing potential coordination among the nonprofit, the governor and the governor’s campaign committee, as well as expenditures related to advertising.
On that same day Eric Greitens (r) announced that he was resigning effective Friday, June 1st at 5:00 p.m.
It appears that the Special Session and the House Special Investigative Committee on Oversight will be shutting down. Big mistake. Big. Huge.
Here we are.