Saturday, July 30, 2016

Jobs and Opportunity Follow-Up

The DC-based “Jobs and Opportunity” made another $713K in-kind contribution to Chris Koster.  It appears that the first in-kind contribution was for a mail piece.  See it here.  And this second one is for television commercials.


Eli Yokely reports that Michael Goguen is now threatening to sue more folks over the “sex slave owner” moniker.  See it here.

Pull Quote: Michael Goguen – a Silicon Valley investor and partner at Sequoia Capital who has invested heavily in Eric Greitens’ campaign for governor of Missouri – has accused a group funded by the Democratic Governors Association of defaming him in a campaign commercial designed to try to tip the scales against Greitens ahead of Tuesday’s Republican primary.

The spot, running statewide, highlights recently revealed sexual abuse allegations against Goguen, which he has denied, and asks why Greitens would not return the $1 million he has contributed to his campaign.

Goguen’s lawyers called on at least one television station that is a part of the group’s statewide buy, mid-Missouri based KRCG, demanding it pull the ad…

Brunner, and those supporting his candidacy, have been among the most vocal about Goguen’s support of Greitens. He told the St. Louis Post Dispatch earlier this month, “I refuse to be lectured by a guy who took $1 million from the owner of a teenage sex slave.”


English as an Independent

I reported on this rumor a few weeks ago, but it appears true… Rep. Keith English, who once planning to exit politics and take a job with a “gentleman,” posted on Facebook that he has collected signatures to run for his seat (House 68) as an Independent.

Although he’ll be the incumbent, it will be an uphill battle for him.  It’s a heavy Democratic district and Dems are motivated to defeat him.  English provided the necessary vote to override Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of the tax cut in 2015.


$5K+ Contributions

Hanaway for Governor Inc - $9,150 from Chatham Light Media LLC.

Committee to Save Jobs - $12,500 from St. Joseph News-Press.

GKCWPC Separate Segregated Fund - $5,100 from Greater Kansas City Women’s Political Caucus.

Contreras for Treasurer - $10,000 from Kenneth McClain.

Koster for Missouri - $713,082 from Jobs and Opportunity.

Koster for Missouri - $10,000 from Express Scripts Inc.

Committee to Re-elect Betty Cox Public Administrator - $6,300 from Betty Cox.

Missouri Senate Campaign Committee - $10,000 from Express Scripts Inc.

Teamsters Local 600 - $25,000 from Drive PAC.

Raise Your Hand for Kids - $50,000 from RAI Services Company.

Vote for MYMCPL - $10,000 from Sapp Design Associates Architects.

Friends of Rick Stream - $5,001 from Silvey for Missouri.

Greitens for Missouri - $10,000 from Jim Riley.

Greitens for Missouri - $6,000 from Monu Joseph.

Greitens for Missouri - $5,001 from Paul Melunk.

Greitens for Missouri - $50,000 from McKinely Financial Partnership.

Citizens to Elect Kimberly Gardner - $72,770 from Safety and Justice Committee.

Committee to Elect Mary Hill - $25,000 from David Humphreys.

Committee to Elect Mary Hill - $25,000 from David Humphreys.



From Richard Moore’s Facebook: I would like to introduce Brooks Marit Moore, a beautiful and heathy baby girl born today at 1:39 pm. She is 19 inches long and weighs 7.84 pounds. After several unexpected bumps in the road last night and this morning, both she and Susan are doing great!

"Brooks" is Susan Henderson Moore's middle name and she was named after her great grandparents last name. "Marit" is a girl’s name used in the Netherlands and Belgium, which is where we first heard the name and found inspiration while we were there this Spring.