Sunday, January 22, 2006
Missouri lobbyists also contributed to Blunt campaign
As I noted in the Jan. 18 Turner Report. lobbyists on the state and national level contributed at least $30,000 to Governor Matt Blunt's re-election campaign over the last three months, according to disclosure documents filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission.
Of course, as usual, not one of those registered lobbyists were listed as lobbyists on the disclosure form. In order to determine which ones are lobbyists, you have to check them with lobbyist lists or Google them to discover with what companies they are associated. That means there could be even more lobbyists who contributed to Blunt that I failed to uncover.
Some of the federal lobbyists who contributed to the Blunt campaign were listed in the Jan. 18 post. Among the registered state lobbyists contributing to the governor during the past three months were:
-John Hancock, Freeman Health, Leggett & Platt, $500
-Partnership for Leadership, John Hancock, treasurer, $1,200
-Sherry Doctorian, Armstrong Teasdale $1,200
-Husch & Eppenbarger, law and lobbying firm, $1,200
-Franc Flotron, Edison Schools, Missouri Charter Public Schools
-J. Lowry, Armstrong Teasdale, $250
-Dale Ludwig, Missouri Soybean Association, $1,000
-DK Govermental Solutions, lobbying firm, $350
-Armstrong Teasdale, law/lobbying firm, $1,200
-Joseph Kanel, Armstrong Teasdale $1,200
Among other interesting contributors to the Blunt campaign during the past three months were:
-Recently fired O'Sullivan Industries executive Mike Franks, $1,200
-Nodler Leadership PAC, Sen. Gary Nodler's PAC, $1,200
-Hollis Osborne, MOARK executive, $250
-Jerry Wells, Joplin, MOARK executive $1,200
One national lobbyist whom I neglected to mention in the Jan. 18 post was former Attorney General, U. S. Senator and Missouri Governor John Ashcroft, who donated the maximum $1,200. Ashcroft, who was at one time a key player in our nation's security, now lobbies for companies who want a piece of that security pie.