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Kander gives away $25,000 donation from Thornton firm

Oct 31, 2016

 Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jason Kander, who is involved in a tight race with incumbent Republican Roy Blunt in Missouri, has written a $25,000 check to the U.S. Treasury as a way of turning back a questionable campaign donation.

A report in the Boston Globe found that the Thornton Law Firm in Massachusetts allegedly reimbursed partners for political donations, a practice that is illegal under federal election law. Kander spokesman Chris Hayden said the law firm donated $25,000 to Kander's campaign in May 2015.

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  The Missouri Democratic Party chairman is claiming that Republican Eric Greitens broke campaign finance laws by using a list of charity donors to raise money in his campaign for governor.

Roy Temple filed an ethics complaint Wednesday against Greitens, a former Navy SEAL officer who founded a veterans' charity called The Mission Continues.

The complaint is in response to an Associated Press report that a Greitens staffer had a list of Missouri Continues donors. AP found overlap between charity and campaign donors.

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Brian Stumpe says his experience with a robbery inspired him to run for Cole County Circuit judge, coincidentally against the woman who sentenced his attacker to 99 years in prison.

The Republican faces incumbent Democrat Pat Joyce, a Cole County judge since 1994 who's running on experience.

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The tally keeps rising on U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill's contributions to the Missouri Democratic State Committee.

Online campaign finance records show McCaskill gave $50,000 to the party last Friday — two days after giving an identically sized check.

Former Missouri Gov. Roger Wilson has been sentenced to two years of probation for misusing money to make political donations.

A former Missouri governor plans to ask for probation when he is sentenced Monday in federal court for misusing money involved in illegal political donations.