A Good Year for Campaign Consultants
Here’s what various well-known campaign consultants billed out during 2012. (Remember of course a few very important caveats: first, this isn’t what they made, it’s what they billed. For example when Thompson Communication places TV ads these figures reflect all those buys, not their bottom-line. Second, this is only from the Missouri Ethics Commission, the top tier consultants all advise corporate clients, and those figures are not in public view. Likewise, the MEC database doesn’t include federal races like the big US Senate race).
Victory Enterprises (Dave Hageman) - $5,122,562 – major clients: Shane Schoeller, Gary Romine, Ellen Brandom, Ed Martin, House Republican Campaign Committee, Missouri Farmers Care.
Thompson Communications (John Thompson) - $3,733,002 – major clients: Dave Spence, David Pearce, Ed Emery, Cole McNary.
Axiom Strategies (Jeff Roe) - $1,334,492 – major clients: Missourians For Equal Credit Opportunity, Missouri Petroleum Marketers, Eric Schmitt, Missourians Against Costly Mandates, Missouri Republican Party.
Barklage Company (David Barklage) - $524, 473 – major clients: Peter Kinder, David Spence, Scott Rupp, John Diehl, Doug Libla, House Republican Campaign Committee.
Capitol Consulting (Donna English) - $342,184 – major clients: Peter Kinder, Scott Rupp, Tom Dempsey, Cole McNary, Missouri Senate Campaign Committee.
Tightline Strategies (Ken Morley) – $270,573 – major clients: Jay Nixon, Jason Kander.
Survey St. Louis (Tom Smith) - $242,055 – major clients: Fred Sauer, Ward Franz.
Highland Consulting (Jared Craighead) - $167,250 – major clients: Dave Spence, Mike Kehoe.
JHarris Company (James Harris) - $158,569 – major clients: Tom Schweich, Wayne Wallingford, John Diehl, Caleb Jones.
Veritas Public Relations (Miles Ross) - $153,321 – major clients: Peter Kinder, David Sater, Kevin Austin.
Majority Strategies (Matt Lieberman) - $139,141 – major clients: Susan Montee, Francis Slay, Jeff Roorda, Scott Sifton, Citizens for Safe Courts and Kids .
Hancock and Associates (John Hancock) - $108,803 – major clients: Shane Schoeller, Ed Martin, Missourians Against Costly Mandates.
Executive Director Paydays
Here is the compensation of the toppers at some influential Missouri associations. All figures are from the 2011 year 990 form unless otherwise noted. (Asterisks mean that the person is no longer with the organization.)
Missouri National Education Association – Ben Simmons - $283,390
Missouri State Teachers Association – Mitchell Kent King - $274,425 (2010)
Missouri School Board Association – Carter Ward - $159,192
Missouri Community College Association – Zora Mulligan - $146,031
Missouri Retired Teachers Association – Jim Kreider - $72,353 (2010)
Children’s Educational Alliance Missouri – Laura Slay - $72,000 (2010)
Missouri Hospital Association – Herb Kuhn - $702,947
Missouri Dental Association – Vicki Wilbers - $123,387 (2010)
Missouri Coalition for Primary Health Care – Joe Pierle - $243,125
Missouri Nurses Association – Jill Kliethermes - $83,590
MO Healthcare Association – Jon Dolan - $195,831
Missouri Pharmacy Association – Ron Fitzwater - $170,092 (2010)
Missouri Optometric Association – Leann Barrett - $83,500 (2010)
Missouri Farm Bureau – Charles Kruse - $496,539 (2010)
Missouri Soybean Association – Dale Ludwig - $252,791 (2010)
Missouri Forest Products Association – Steve Jarvis - $76,000 (2010)
Missouri Pork Producers Association – Don Nikodim - $177,865
Missouri Corn Growers Association – Gary Marshall - $269,355
Missouri Cattlemen’s Association – Jim Windett - $69,500
Missouri Trucking Association – Tom Crawford - $108,771
Missouri Asphalt Pavement Association – Dale Williams - $106,838
Missouri Insurance Coalition – Calvin Call - $168,615
Missouri Energy Development Association – Warren Wood * - $150,684
Missouri Telecommunications Industry Association – Ric Telthorst - $131,107
Associated Industries of Missouri – Ray McCarty - $175,653 (2010)
Missouri Automobile Dealer Association – Sam Barbee - $196,797 (2010)
Association of Missouri Electrical Cooperatives – Barry Hart - $387,900 (2010)
Associated General Contractors of St. Louis – Leonard Toenjes - $160,050 (2010)
MO AFL-CIO – Hugh McVey - $167,650
KC Building and Construction Trades – David Kendrick - $77,783
International Union of Operating Engineers Local 513 – Gary Broccard - $124,334
PROMO – AJ Bockelman - $52,058 (2010)
Missouri Right to Life – Pam Fichter - $22,660 (2010)
Missouri Budget Project – Amy Blouin - $77,368
Missouri Club for Growth – Melanie Abrajano - $76,843 (2010)
Fair Electric Rate Action Fund – Chris Roepe - $79,248
Humane Society of Missouri – Kathryn Wright Warnick - $280,133 (2010)
Missouri Association of Social Welfare – Bob Quinn* - $78,844
Missouri Juvenile Justice Association – Vivian Murphy* - $57,845
Chamber of Commerce Type Orgs
Missouri Chamber of Commerce – Dan Mehan - $266, 688
Springfield Chamber of Commerce – Jim Anderson - $236,742
Columbia Chamber of Commerce – Don Laird - $130,698
Kansas City Chamber of Commerce – Jim Heeter - $314,829
St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association - Dick Fleming* - $677,543 (2010)
Economic Council of St. Louis County – Denny Coleman - $195,013
St. Louis Regional Business Council – Kathy Osborn - $349,202 (2009)
Civic Progress – Tom Irwin - $302,000
Civic Council of Kansas City – Jewell Scott – $334,076 (2010)
Missouri Petroleum Marketers Association - Ron Leone - $176,638 (2010)
Missouri Broadcasters Association – Don Hicks - $151,710 (2010)
Missouri Association of Realtors – Sam Licklider - $158,485
Missouri Bankers Association – Max Cook - $387,655 (2010)
Missouri Association of Counties – Ross Burke - $124,840
Missouri Press Association – Doug Crews - $155,719
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys – Sara Schuett - $181,624
Stamps to Head Medicaid Coaltion
Kevin Stamps will be the executive director of the MO Medicaid Expansion Coalition.
Schmitt to Speak
Sen. Eric Schmitt with be the featured speaker at the Truman University Commencement Ceremonies this week. Details are here. Schmitt was graduated from Truman in 1997.
Tim Jones’ Listening Tour
Monday, December 10
8:30 a.m. - Perryville
Meet and greet with former Speaker Steve Tilley at "Hoeckle's Bakery"
10:15 a.m. - Cape Girardeau
Meet and greet at "My Daddy's Cheesecake Café"
12:00 p.m. - Sikeston
Meet and greet at "Carnell's Collision"
3:00 p.m. - Poplar Bluff
Manufacturing plant tour and meet and greet at "Mid-Continent Steel and Wire"
6:00 p.m. - West Plains
Meet and greet at "West Plains City Hall"
Tuesday, December 11
7:30 a.m. - Branson
Breakfast and meet and greet at "Dewey Short Visitor Center" at Table Rock Lake
10:00 a.m. - Lockwood
Meet and greet at "S&H Farm Supply"
12:30 p.m. - Joplin
Lunch and meet and greet at "Granny Shaffer's"
2:30 p.m. - Springfield
Meet and greet at "Ramada Oasis Hotel"
3:30 p.m. - Springfield
Speaking to "Springfield Chamber of Commerce"
5:00 p.m. - Lebanon
Meet and greet at "The Durham Company"
Wednesday, December 12
8:30 a.m. - Osage Beach
Meet and greet at "Bagnell Dam Association of Realtors"
10:15 a.m. - Jefferson City
Meet and greet at "Mid-America Wireless"
1:15 p.m. - Sedalia
Meet and greet at "Sierra Bullets"
3:30 p.m. - Independence
Meet and greet at "Blue Ridge Bank"
6:30 p.m. - Columbia
Thursday, December 13
8:00 a.m. - Moberly
Meet and greet at "Best Western Inn"
10:30 a.m. - Palmyra/Taylor
Meet and greet at "Heimer Construction"
11:30 a.m. - Hannibal
Meet and greet at "Becky Thatcher's"
3:00 p.m. - Union
Meet and greet at "HTH Companies"
5:30 p.m. - Eureka
Ribbon cutting and meet and greet at new “Tim Jones District Headquarters”
Nixon Amends Committee
Governor Jay Nixon’s new campaign committee is called “A Better Missouri with Governor Jay Nixon” and it lists a 2016 statewide office. Clearly a shell committee to retain the $400,000+ he has left over from his campaign. (Not that anyone else could have used a little help last cycle or anything…)
St. Louis Mayoral Race – 30 Day Report
The reports cover the 30 days after the Nov 6 general election and had to be filed by commitees that donated or spent funds in that election. Both incumbent Mayor Francis Slay and his challenger Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed filed such reports.
Slay raised $61,075; spent $101,232; and has $1,484,333 cash on-hand. Slay’s report shows the activities of a staffed field campaign (ten pages of campaign workers, researchers, organizers, staffers, and communicators), as well as Slay’s support for the local control campaign (more than $10,000 in in-kind contributions, bringing his total contributions to the successful campaign to approximately $80,000).
Reed raised $39,325; spent $20,564; and has $148,854 cash on-hand with about $26K in debt. More than half Reed’s total ($20K) came from the firefighters’ union. Reed’s report shows a campaign that is still being assembled, and some cash flow management (no payments were shown for most of the staffers and consultants whose names appeared on previous Reed reports). Reed’s report lists no salary or fees paid to his campaign manager Matt Teter.
From the Pelopidas website:
Jewell D. H. Patek added North Kansas City Hospital Board of Trustees.
Thomas Val Hagar added Missouri Manufactured Housing Association.
Regan L Carrizales deleted The Civic Council of Greater Kansas City.
Tiffany Ingram deleted Natural Resources Defense Council.
Rodney R Hubbard added Saveer Entertainment LLC; and deleted Viceroy Group, and National Football League.
Civic Progress Action Committee - $20,000 from Hunter Engineering Company.