Saturday, November 1, 2014


“Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander announced that local election authorities predicted that 39.81% of Missouri's registered voters will turn out for the November 4, 2014, general election. This prediction is a compilation of the local turnout estimates submitted to Kander's office by the election authorities in each county…”


In the “large contributions” below, a few interesting bits… Rex Sinquefield’s money looks like it’s helping Rep. Jeff Roorda, the person who flipped from voting in favor of HB 253 two summers ago.  Simquefield gave to Missourians for Excellence in Government.  Excellence gave to the Jefferson County Labor PAC.  JeffCo Labor gave to Committee to Elect Roorda.


Also Rex money – this from Grow Missouri – comes in big for Jay Ashcroft… $112K.


Fox News interviews Sinquefield here.


Running against Rep. Keith English, Republican Becky Sharma has people buzzing.  Not that she’ll win, it’s a heavy Dem seat, but her recent mailer which highlight’s English’s run-ins with the law.  Sharma also scanned in the police reports on her website.


Carissa Rupp, wife of PSC Commissioner Scott Rupp, was chosen to be the new Executive Director of MPACT, a statewide organization that helps parents of children with special needs to advocate for their kids.


Readers Pick’em Pool

And for some fun, I’ve created a little “Reader’s Pick’em Pool.”  Pick the winners of eight races, with one tie-breaker question.  Entries due by Monday midnight.  All entries will be anonymous, except the winner who will heralded on Wednesday morning as the “Great Guru” of Missouri politics.

Enter here.

$5K+ Contributions

Schupp for Senate - $25,928 from Missouri Democratic State Committee.

Committee to Elect Jeff Roorda - $30,000 from Jefferson County Labor PAC.

MO Republican Party - $10,000 from Friends of Diehl.

MO Democratic State Committee - $50,700 from Committee to Elect Jeff Roorda.

Friends for Chuck Basye - $5,001 from Jonathan Ratliff.

Friends of Dolan - $10,000 from UA Political Education Committee.

MO Democratic State Committee - $60,000 from Claire McCaskill.

Friends of Rick Stream - $6,250 from John Brunner.

Friends of Rick Stream - $15,000 from David Spence.

Friends of Rick Stream - $20,000 from Peter Herschend.

Ashcroft for Missouri - $112,013 from Grow Missouri.

Citizens for Burlison - $20,000 from Bill Burlison.

Friends for Chuck Bayse - $30,057 from House Republican Campaign Committee Inc.

Friends of Cloria Brown - $13,580 from House Republican Campaign Committee Inc.