Tuesday, October 13, 2015

MCN – Clay Showdown Coming?

Tipster: Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal is making calls for her congressional race against Lacy Clay.

Chappelle-Nadal is term-limited, and has been very vocal about Clay’s absenteeism on the issues in her district… first, Ferguson; and now the simmering Bridgeton radioactive fire.

It’s very hard to beat an incumbent congressman, especially one like Clay who has decades of name ID and has proven himself a very capable campaigner.

However, in Jefferson City last session, there were whispers that Clay was considering a career after Congress.  So who knows?  Maybe he doesn’t have the fire in the belly her used to.

We’ll see….


Hillhouse for ???

Missourian reports on Ed Hillhouse’s exit from EastWest Gateway.  See it here.

The most interesting nugget is the final quote from Hillhouse: “I’m not ruling out another run for public office,” he said. “I see opportunities in the state and in the county.”



Yo, John Hancock: Get control of your party, man.  The chairman of the Columbia Pachyderm Club tweets about sorority’s “very nice butts.”

The Riverfront Times has the story… See it here.

Pull Quote: That said, Berry denies there was anything offensive about a 69-year-old GOP bigwig praising some Delta Gamma derriere. Per the Tribune story:     On Saturday morning, Berry said, he and a woman in his group began discussing the sorority members. “She said, ‘All those girls are wearing these nice sleek pants, but I think in our day we were in better shape,’ ”

Berry said. “I said, ‘No, we weren’t. You can tell by the way they are walking. You can see all the muscles there.’” “VNB” was a comment “on their obvious athletic build,” Berry said.


MO Promise Non-Filing Follow-Up

Reader 1: Mo Ethics has long said privately that the applicability of disclosure law to electronic communications -- websites, emails, blogs, tweets -- is in a gray area. The laws largely imagine print. And they don't want to test it. Hence, no enforcement.


Reader 2: I agree that there is likely to be no enforcement but that is not because of the law. MEC are good decent people but they way too often live in fear. There isn't anything in section 130.046 that treats electronic communications any differently. The key phrase is something to the effect of spending money. It’s not how the money is spent just that you spend it….



There is a non-profit 501c4 filed which is perhaps paying for expenses while supporters decide which avenue to take.  See that filing here.



The Missouri Promise website is registered to Victory Enterprises…

Domain Name: themopromise.com

Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com

Registrant Name: Steve Grubbs

Registrant Organization: Victory Enterprises, Inc.


MNEA Backs Clinton

The NEA recently endorsed Hillary Clinton.  And it’s interesting to note that the MNEA voted yes on the endorsement.



AB-Miller merger gets one step closer…. See it here.


Missouri Department of Revenue is running tax amnesty web ads.  The amnesty offer runs through November 30.


Via the peerless John Combest, a profile piece in the Jefferson City News Tribune on the Senate’s Adriane Crouse. See it here.


Help Wanted

Beyond Housing seeks Government Affairs Manager.  “The Government Affairs Manager is responsible for managing the organization’s public policy efforts and external municipal and legislative partner relationships including the management of the municipal government partnerships as directed by the President/CEO….  Oversight lobbyist or public policy consultants; Travel back and forth to Jefferson City regularly—typically 2-3 times per month during the legislative session of January – May, or otherwise for special meetings; Prepare and deliver appropriate testimony, meet with legislators, and lead others in advocacy actions…” See it here.


Today’s Events

From Mary Scruggs’ indispensable events calendar:

Rep. Kevin Corlew Reception – 1251 N.W. Briarcliff Parkway, Ste. 50 – Kansas City – 4:45PM.

Rep. Mike Cierpiot Reception – Rebecca’s Grill, 3365 Fascination Dr. – Lee’s Summit – 6PM.


Lobbyists Registrations

Roxsen Koch added Block Real Estate Services LLC, and KM-THE Realty 5 LLC.

Christopher Molendorp added Ammon Painting And Restoration, LLC, and Willis Pendleton LLC; and deleted Ammon Painting, Inc.


$5K+ Contributions

Harmon 2016 - $30,000 from Dung Ju Ding.



Happy birthdays to Rep. Linda Black, former Rep. John Mayfield, and Laclede Gas’ Larry Pleus.