campaign finance

7:56 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Koster, Transportation Tax Backers Lead Campaign Money-Raising

Originally published on Wed July 16, 2014 3:29 pm

The group backing the proposed transportation sales tax is the biggest money-raising operation in the state – but it has yet to air a single TV ad.

Missourians for Safe Transportation and New Jobs, the campaign committee for the sales tax known as Amendment 7, appears to be entering the final weeks of the campaign with more than $2.5 million to spend.

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7:42 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Money, Money, Money: Five Things To Look For In Tuesday's Campaign Finance Reports

Originally published on Tue July 15, 2014 9:34 pm

A fundraising quarter before an election is when Missouri politics starts getting real. 

And by “getting real,” I mean getting "real expensive.”

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8:53 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Small number of donors, big influence in Missouri

Missouri Capitol
Credit Ryan Famuliner / KBIA

A small handful of donors account for the bulk of money raised for statewide candidates and ballot measures in Missouri.

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9:15 am
Mon December 16, 2013

Mo. legislature to look at campaign ethics laws

Gov. Jay Nixon
Credit File Photo / KBIA

Missouri Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon brought legislators from both parties to a meeting with Kansas City reporters with a renewed call for curbing campaign contributions and ethics reform. 

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8:15 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Candidates prepare for 2016 statewide elections

Credit KBIA file photo

While statewide elections are still three years away, with the exception of auditor whose term ends in 2014, many candidates have already announced their intention to run.

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7:49 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Missouri lawmaker resigns amid criminal case

Former Missouri House member Steve Webb
Credit Missouri House of Representatives

A three-term state lawmaker has resigned from the Missouri House amid charges of stealing and campaign finance violations.

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8:03 am
Tue October 15, 2013

Mo. candidates to file campaign finance reports

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich
Credit State of Missouri

Candidates are facing a deadline to file reports with the Missouri Ethics Commission detailing fundraising during the past three months.

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3:20 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Candidates will see if self-funding gets results

Dave Spence speaking at an event.
File Photo KBIA

As the 2012 election cycle ends candidates who donated large sums of their own money to their campaigns are waiting to see if those investments will pay off.

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5:53 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Commentary: Clearing up "Foggy" campaign finance picture

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Why is so much money spent on campaign advertising?  Why can’t it be restricted?  Why can’t the U.S. have elections like Britain or Canada, where campaigns last about five weeks?

Tonight when you say to your TV: “If I see one more negative ad I’ll scream” and then you see two more before the words have left your mouth, think of the acronym:


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