Friday, October 12, 2012


Herzog Returns to Kinder’s Corner

In the large contributions (below), Stan Herzog shows up writing a $25,000 check to Peter Kinder.    Herzog – one of the state’s biggest GOP donors – had defected to back Sen. Brad Lager during the primary.


A brief history of Herzog checks to Kinder, Lager

6/23/2011 - $50,000 to Peter Kinder.

12/30/2011 - $250,000 to Brad Lager.

7/2/2012 - $250,000 to Brad Lager.

8/2/2012 - $25,000 to Brad Lager.

10/11/2012 - $25,000 to Peter Kinder.



T-Jones: MO Dems Have a “Pay to Play” Mentality

Speaker Tim Jones has offered the following comment on allegations that Representative Mary Still, Democrat candidate for State Senate in the 19th District, might have attempted to bribe fellow Democrat Nancy Copenhaver to induce her to leave a primary election in the 47th District and run in a separate district to allow another candidate, John Wright, to have a guaranteed primary victory.


"Representative Still and Mr. Wright owe an explanation to the people of Missouri. These allegations have been ongoing, continuous and persistent, and they threaten to cast a shadow over Missouri's entire government," said Speaker Jones. "If Representative Still did indeed tell Ms. Copenhaver that she would finance her campaign in another district if she would drop out of a competitive primary in the 47th District, clearing the way for the other candidate - John Wright - to have an easy primary victory,  she should immediately cease her campaign for the State Senate. Moreover, if Mr. Wright had a role in encouraging such a request, he should also immediately cease his campaign. Such behavior is not acceptable for anyone seeking to represent the people of our state. This is exactly why the ethics reform bill we passed in 2010 had a provision preventing the Governor from offering state jobs in exchange for votes; the 'pay to play' mentality is a real problem in the Missouri Democratic Party."



StudentsFirst Endorsements

StudentsFirst released their list of endorsed candidates this morning.



LG – Peter Kinder (R)



Senate 5 – Rep. Jamilah Nasheed (D)

Senate 25 – Doug Libla (R)



House 17 – Rep. Myron Neth (R)

House 47 – John Wright (D)

House 48 – Dave Muntzel (R)

House 49 – Rep. Jeanie Riddle (R)

House 52 – Rep. Noel Torpey (R)

House 60 – Rep. Jay Barnes (R)

House 64 – Robert Cornejo (R)

House 67 – Rep. Steve Webb (D)

House 70 – Eugene Dokes (R)

House 78 – Rep. Penny Hubbard (D)

House 80 – Rep. Mike Colona (D)

House 90 – Rep. Rick Stream (R)

House 95 – Rep. Marsha Haefner (R)

House 106 – Rep. Chrissy Sommer (R)

House 110 – Speaker Tim Jones (R)

House 111 – Derrick Good (R)

House 139 – Rep. Kevin Elmer (R)

House 159 – Rep. Bill Lant (R)



Waiting on TV

Of the remaining statewide candidates who haven’t shown up on TV yet, here are their estimated start times.


Clint Zweifel – Looks like Tuesday, the 16th.  That gives him three weeks on the air.

Peter Kinder – next week?

Shane Schoeller – no hints yet.

Cole McNary – doubtful he gets on TV.




If Susan Montee loses, it’ll be the first time in 28 years that all of Missouri’s statewide office-holders will be men…



The peerless John Combest links to an AP article this morning which quotes Dave Spence calling out Governor Jay Nixon’s alliance with The Evil One with Many Names (Satan, Lucifer, Prince of Darkness, The Beast, The Devil).  Read it here.



Blogging Barnes: Rep. Jay Barnes endorses Paul Wilson for the Supreme Court and likes the vast potential of the SMR industry.




Drebes Math Misleading

“When you say SMR’s a $1 trillion industry, the assumption for the reader is that the entire industry has that value. When you have to multiply the value over 40 years to get there, you really are just making up a number. The real value of the global industry is $25b when fully mature. Why not multiply it over 50 years and call it a $1.25 trillion industry or over 80 years and call it a $2 trillion industry or a $2.5 trillion industry over the next century? The industry size is the annual size. I can make a lemonade stand a $1 trillion lemonade stand if you let me use enough years.”



Lobbyist Registrations

From the Pelopidas website:


F. Chase Simmons deleted Black & Veatch/Inframanagement Group.



$5K+ Contributions

Missourians for Health and Education - $6,535 from American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.

Jay Nixon for Missouri - $12,500 from IAFF Local 42 PAC.

Jay Nixon for Missouri - $300,000 from Democratic Governors Association – Missouri.

House Republican Campaign Committee Inc - $17,500 from Citizens for Timothy Jones.

MO Democratic State Committee - $8,60 0 from McKenna for Missouri.

MO Democratic State Committee - $11,400 from Friends for Fallert.

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

MO Democratic State Committee - $5,600 from Komo for Missouri.

MO Democratic State Committee – Frame for the House.

MO Democratic State Committee - $7,950 from Scott Sifton for State Senate.

Friends of Peter Kinder - $25,000 from Herzog Contracting Corp.

Romine for Senate - $100,000 from Missouri Senate Campaign Committee.

MONA PAC - $7,500 from St. Louis Nurses in Advanced Practice.

Missourians for Koster - $20,000 from Teamsters 245 PAF.

Missourians for Koster - $9,000 from MADA Dealers Interested in Government.

Missourians for Koster - $10,000 from Michael Ketchmark.

Missouri Senate Campaign Committee - $10,000 from Cerner Corporation.

SEIU HCII Missouri PAC - $50,000 from SEIU Healthcare.

Citizens for Shively - $6,155 from Missouri Democratic State Committee.

Kander for Missouri - $10,000 from CHIPP Political Account.

Missourians for Ed Martin - $10,000 from William Kapp.




Happy birthdays to former Rep. Charles Schlottach and the esteemed Dave Chilenski.


Saturday: Rep. Linda Black (42).


Sunday: Rep. Casey Guersey (32)