MOScout Weekender: Meet Show Me Integrity - Latest MOScout Poll - Who Won the Week and more...

Meet Show Me Integrity

I wrote this week about the formation of two new non-profits: Show Me Integrity Education Fund, a 501c(3) and Show Me Integrity, a 501c(4).

The name on the paperwork is Robert Schaaf.  He is the son of former Sen. Rob Schaaf.

Show Me Integrity appears to be a successor organization to CLEAN Missouri.  See their website hereNimrod Chapel’s welcome video says that the organization will be doing the same type of work as CLEAN.

They are holding an event tomorrow in St. Louis.  See it here.

When: Sunday, February 24.

3 pm DARK MONEY film screening; a Sundance award-winning documentary

4:30 pm Panel discussion & call-to-action with organizers and champions of this movement

Where: Ethical Society of St. Louis, 9001 Clayton Rd., St. Louis, MO 63117

Why: Learn how you can help weaken dark money's stranglehold on American politics and connect with reform-minded Missourians across the political spectrum.

Panelists: Senator Doug Libla (R-25); Senator Jill Schupp (D-24); Tishaura O. Jones, Treasurer of the City of St. Louis; Elad Gross, former Assistant Attorney General of Missouri; and Robert Schaaf, Show Me Integrity.

Moderator: League of Women Voters

Organized by American Promise - STL as a partnership with Show Me Integrity.

 

MOScout Poll: Senate Pre-Files

The MOScout Weekly Poll looks again at the St. Louis City President of the Board of Aldermen race.  See full results here.

Incumbent Lewis Reed is still in the lead, and there are still a lot of undecideds.  The election is one week from Tuesday.

Survey conducted February 20 through February 21, 2019. 591 likely March 2019 Democratic Primary Election voters participated in the survey. Margin of Error is +/-4.1%. Totals do not always equal 100% due to rounding.

Q1: The candidates in the March Democratic Primary Election for President of the Board of Aldermen are Jamilah Nasheed, Megan Ellyia Green, Lewis Reed, and Jimmie Matthews. If the election were held today, for whom would you vote?

Lewis Reed: 34%

Jamilah Nasheed: 21%

Megan Ellyia Green: 19%

Jimmie Matthews: 5%

Undecided: 21%

Q2: Would an endorsement from The Post-Dispatch make you more likely to vote for that candidate, less likely to vote for that candidate, or make no difference?

More likely: 26%

Less likely: 9%

No difference: 65%

Q3: Would an endorsement from The St. Louis American make you more likely to vote for that candidate, less likely to vote for that candidate, or make no difference?

More likely: 27%

Less likely: 10%

No difference: 63%

Q4: Would an endorsement from Mayor Lyda Krewson make you more likely to vote for that candidate, less likely to vote for that candidate, or make no difference?

More likely: 24%

Less likely: 15%

No difference: 61%

Q5: Would an endorsement from the St. Louis Police Officers Association make you more likely to vote for that candidate, less likely to vote for that candidate, or make no difference?

More likely: 30%

Less likely: 17%

No difference: 53%

And

Mayor Lyda Krewson has announced her endorsement for Reed.  St. Louis American is behind Nasheed.

 

MOScout’s Hallway Index: Parson Power Player?

This week, I asked who the go-to person was for dealing with the Parson Adminstration.  28 replies…

RESULTS

1. James Harris… 3.6%

2. Jorgen Schlemeier… 0%

3. Steven Tilley… 17.8%

4. Aaron Willard… 50%

5. Someone else… 28.6%

Sample of Comments

It’s not a f***ing lobbyist. It’s Aaron Willard and it’s not even close.

And among the “someone else” list…

·         Teresa Parson - she's by his side at almost every event and clearly has his ear.

·         [Robert] Knodell

·         Don't underestimate Justin Alferman

 

Who Won the Week?

The House – While the Senate slogs through hours and hours of debate, the lower chamber makes it look easy.

Andrew Koenig – Still an uphill battle for his ESA, but he has strongly supportive leadership in the House leadership, and a clutch of senators making it their mission. So, we’ll see….

Nicole Galloway – Governor Mike Parson inexplicably defends the withholding debacle (which will likely be renamed “The April Surprise” in about a month).  Whether Galloway runs or doesn’t run in 2020, there’s a least a pretty good chance of some audit fodder here.

Senate Dems – What do you do when Republicans filibuster each other?  Make popcorn and take the night off.

Find a downloadable version here.

 

One Last Thing

Tipster… “Available at [my kid’s] school auction is use of a private plane for domestic flight, donated by Claire McCaskill and Joseph Shepard….”

 

Lobbyist Registrations

Jonathon Callicoat and Paul Callicoat added Sarcoxie Nursery, and MoFarma21.

Douglas Davis added Lon Jackson II.

 

$5K+ Contributions

Voters Organized Through Education StL (aka Vote-StL PAC) - $25,000 from Joseph Wingate Fold Society Inc.

MO Opportunity PAC - $250,000 from Rex Sinquefield.