Friday, October 24, 2014

Attack Ads

Stuber: Schaaf is an Outrage

Bob Stuber, the Democrat running in Senate 34, is running an aggressive attack ad against incumbent Sen. Rob Schaaf.  The ad uses audio from Schaaf saying that it’s OK if people overdose because then they’re “removed from the gene pool.” See it here.


Ashcroft: Can’t Trust Schupp

Jay Ashcroft’s attack ad on Democratic Jill Schupp in Senate 244 is a recitation of votes she’s made going back to her time on the Ladue School Board.  “Tax breaks for yoga studios” etc.  See it here.


Schupp: Can’t Trust Ashcroft

I don’t have a video of it, but it’s up on the air…. There are probably 20-30 women in the shot and then they zoom in on parts of their faces - like their mouths saying “I don’t trust John Ashcroft” they look angry/concerned and its rapid fire faces – then at the end Jill walks in and says she trusts women to make their own healthcare decisions.


Time to Merge Munis?

The Show Me Institute looks at whether it’s time for some of St. Louis County’s tiny municipalities to dissolve themselves.  See it here.


Dooley’s Son’s Life of Crime

Wowza.  From the Post-Dispatch: The son of St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley is suspected in a string of St. Louis-area gas station robberies, according to the Florissant Police Department. Phillip Goodwin, 37, of the 8100 block of Canton Avenue in University City, was charged Thursday with two counts of second-degree robbery, one count for a robbery at Florissant gas station on Oct. 8 and another for a robbery in north St. Louis County on Sept. 28. Goodwin had been released from prison in the spring after serving part of a 22-year sentence for a previous robbery, Florissant public information Officer Andy Haarmann said. Goodwin is suspected in 17 other robberies in the three weeks before the Florissant robbery, he said. “It was like one after another,” he said. “It didn’t take him long to commit 17.”

Read it here.


Rumorville: Find the Cost of a Slam

That secondary $10K from Rex Sinquefield the other day is said to have been a reaction to the over-the-top response from the Schweich camp to his previous $750K contribution to Catherine Hanaway.  It’s possible that there will be more of these checks coming.  Says one observer who believes the rumor… “we’re about to find out what the cost of that statement was…”


MOScout Picks

Final Missouri Scout predictions of House and Senate winners coming this afternoon… Can you handle the suspense?


Lobbyist Registrations

From the Gate Way Group website:

Larry Anthony Tony Kirk added ShowMe Cannabis, and Our America Initiative.


Fundraising Calendar

Powered by Mary Scruggs’ indispensable events calendar:

Rep. Jeff Roorda Reception – 10438 Business 21, Hillsboro – 3:30-5 p.m.

Rep. Wanda Brown Shoot & Dinner – Sedalia Rod & Gun Club, Sedalia – 3 p.m.


$5K+ Contributions

Missouri Senate Campaign Committee - $25,000 from Dempsey for Missouri.

Pipefitters Assoc Local Union #533 - $53,476 from Pipefitters Assoc Local Union #533.

Citizens for Burlison - $10,000 from Bill Burlison.

North County Firefighters PAC - $9,210 from Florissant Firefighters.

RSLC-Missouri PAC - $35,250 from Republican State Leadership Committee.

RSLC-Missouri PAC - $22,800 from Republican State Leadership Committee.

Citizens for Steve Stenger - $7,500 from Robert Blitz.

Wieland Now - $5,001 from Missouri Cattlemen’s Association PAC.

House Republican Campaign Committee Inc - $15,000 from Friends of Gina Jaksetic.

Schupp for Senate - $15,587 from Missouri Democratic State Committee.

Committee to Elect Jeff Roorda - $19,419 from Missouri Democratic State Committee.

Dempsey for Missouri – $25,000 from Parson for State Senate.

Friends of Rick Stream - $12,500 from Citizens to Elect Mike Kehoe.


Happy Birthday

Happy birthdays to Sen. Jay Wasson (58), Chuck Hatfield (48), Brian Wahby (49) Jon Galloway, and Craig Stevenson.

Saturday: Pete Rothschild.

Sunday: Lauren Hieger (32), Ruth Ehresman (67), and Sam Richardson (68).